Dulwich Hamlet have got the go ahead to build it’s new Stadium, adjacent to it’s previous Champion Hill home.
The plan for a new 4,000-capacity stadium will also see ‘219 residential dwellings’ built on the site of the current ground at Champion Hill.
As explained by director Tom Cullen: “The ground, which will be sat across two different land owners (Meadow and Southwark) will be leased to the club on an unconditional 125-year lease mirrored by both parties.”
A Club Statement reads:
At a meeting of the Southwark Council Planning Committee last night (27th July) the club received approval for its new stadium.
The club is delighted to announce that its joint application with Meadow Residential to provide much needed new housing and a new stadium for the club was approved by Southwark Council Planning Committee.
The decision by the council will secure the club’s immediate and long-term future at a new and secure home in East Dulwich.
The club would like to thank all members of the Planning Committee for their diligent assessment of the application and all the council officers who have worked so hard with the club to bring this development to fruition.
Hamlet can now happily prepare for a 2020/21 season in the National League South which is due to get under way on 3rd October.
STADIUM APPROVED:— Dulwich Hamlet FC (H) (@DulwichHamletFC) July 27, 2020
The Club are delighted to announce that the Southwark Council Planning Committee has approved our joint planning application with Meadow Residential. The Result secures the clubs home and future in East Dulwich for the next 125 years.#DHFC💖💙 pic.twitter.com/uRnU18oybg
Congratulations on this tremendous news for Dulwich Hamlet, the South London community and the clubs supporter's. Best of luck and well done Southwark Council.— Cray Wanderers FC (@OfficialWands) July 28, 2020
Yes application passed!! Dulwich Hamlet's place in the heart of Southwark is safe for another 125 years!!!!! 💗💙🏝️🍺 #dhfc— James (@Sitdown_Jim) July 27, 2020