Cray Wanderers have finally had their new stadium plans approved by the Greater London Authority (GLA) to return back home after 45 years.
In October, planning permission had been approved by Bromley Council, but it was Sadiq Kahn who had the final say on it.
Gary Hillman, the chairman of the Isthmian League South East leaders, tweeted of the news he received last night…
Just had the best Phone call Ever !! Footballs coming home !! GLA have approved Flamingo Park Planning !! @OfficialWands homeless since 1973 and now it’s coming home !!
— Gary Hillman (@CWFCChairman) November 26, 2018
The club’s social media account then replied with…
Fantastic news Gary. Well deserved after all the hard work and time dedicated to getting us a ground. Thank you to the GLA and thank you to everyone involved in this great project.
— Cray Wanderers FC (@OfficialWands) November 26, 2018
Cray Wanderers have been homeless, not playing at their own ground since 1973 when they had to move from Grassmeade.
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Since then they’ve hired out Oxford Road in Sidcup and been groundsharing at Bromley, however that agreement looks to be ending in 18 months time.
As well as the new 1,300 capacity multi-sport stadium on the A20 in Sidcup, the site will also see eight sporting pitches, purpose-built community facilities and affordable housing.
Since the news was revealed on social media, football fans have been praising the club for how hard they had been working to get the new stadium – take a look at what more they’re saying on the next page.
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