26 Nov 2010

Spurs look at new ground

2:03 pm on 26 November 2010

Tottenham Hotspur's plans to build a new 56,000-seater stadium has been given the go-ahead by London Mayor Boris Johnson.

The Premier League football club, who have also registered an interest in the taking over the Olympic Stadium after the 2012 Games, had plans for a new ground approved by Haringey Council earlier this year.

The billion dollar development can now go ahead unless the government decides to intervene.

Tottenham, who have been based at White Hart Lane in North London for 111 years, were shortlisted along with West Ham United as preferred tenants for the Olympic venue earlier this month.