After Tottenham MP David Lammy widely condemned Spurs’ attempts to occupy the Olympic Stadium in Stratford, he has been calling on Government to intervene and revive the clubs plans to redevelop White Hart Lane.
West Ham’s bid to take over the 2012 site was ‘rubber stamped’ yesterday effectively removing all doubt (if there was still any) over the final decision.
Lammy now wants to set up a meeting between himself, Daniel Levy and Hugh Robertson – the minister for sport – in an attempt to get things moving in N17.
“It is integral to the future of Tottenham that Spurs redevelop White Hart Lane into a world-class stadium. It will create thousands of jobs in the part of the capital with the highest rate of unemployment and it will be a huge economic boost to our community.
“The club is a huge source of pride in our community and we want to see them play and win against the best teams in Europe in one of the best stadiums in Europe.”
Hugh Robertson has said that he will do what he can to help but has also stated: “I suspect that my powers in this area will be limited, because I think that the arguments and issues are to do with planning, but if there is anything I can do to help, I will do it.”
We await any comment from the Spurs camp to see if the White Hart Lane plan stands any real chance.