Leicester City submit planning application for King Power redevelopment

The stadium is set to be transformed
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Leicester City Football Club has submitted its hybrid planning application to Leicester City Council for the proposed development of the King Power Stadium site.

The plans will include proposals for the addition of 8,000 seats at King Power Stadium, taking the capacity to 40,000, as well as a 220-room hotel and a multi-purpose event and entertainment arena. There are also proposals for a new Leicester City retail space, residential and commercial space, and multi-storey car parking facilities.

The submission follows an extensive pre-application public consultation, which ran between August and September this year. During this period, the Club says it received thousands of pieces of written and in-person feedback from stakeholders throughout our communities, including local authorities, businesses, community groups, neighbours, fans and other interested parties.

The application will now be validated by Leicester City Council before being determined by the planning committee in the first few months of next year. Ahead of that decision, the Club hopes to be given permission to start some early enabling works on site, which it applied for last month.

Since introducing its proposals to the public in August, the Club has completed the acquisition of a further property adjoining the site, previously occupied by EON.

A statement from the Foxes said: “While this area does not form part of the current hybrid planning application, its acquisition will enable the Club to consider its potential role in the site’s future development in due course.

“The Club extends its thanks to its external project team – including project managers Legends International; planning and development consultants Turley; and architects KSS – for their ongoing contributions, and Leicester City Council for its participation and consideration for the project to this stage.

“Having now shared our proposals with a diverse range of stakeholders in the city, the Club’s belief in the project’s transformational potential has been strengthened. We look forward to continuing to work with our community partners towards the realisation of that vision.”