A FAMILY IS STANDING IN THE WAY OF CHELSEA’S NEW STADIUM

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Photo: Hussain Nazrul/Herzog and de Meuron/Hammersmith and Fulham Council

Chelsea’s plans of building a new £1 billion stadium is being threatened by a family (the building circled in the picture above) who claim the new stadium will block out their light.

Nicolas and Lucinda Crosthwaite, who have lived in a cottage next to Stamford Bridge for 50 years, have lodged a complaint with Hammersmith and Fulham council according to a report on Standard Sport. The family reportedly remain defiant despite reportedly being offered a six-figure sum to waive their claim.

The new stadium was granted planning permission one year ago but Chelsea are reportedly refusing to start work on the new stadium while there remains a risk that the injunction could successfully stop the redevelopment.

Chelsea are now calling on Hammersmith and Fulham to intervene, with councillors meeting on Monday to discuss the issue.

Other homeowners affected by a loss of light have been compensated.

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