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Spurs angry with government delays over new stadium plans

Tottenham chiefs are angry with government delays over their plans to build a new stadium.

The London Evening Standard says Spurs hope to move into a £400million, 56,000-seat ground in time for the start of the 2017-18 season but, in order to make progress, they are awaiting news from the Department for Communities and Local Government.

The club are involved in a wrangle with a local metalwork business, Archway Sheet Metal Works. They need to be granted a Compulsory Purchase Order by the Secretary of State for DCLG, Eric Pickles, to have a legal right to buy the site from which the metalwork business currently operates.

If Mr Pickles ruled in Tottenham's favour, it would allow relocation terms for the family-run business to be determined. Once those were reached, Spurs would have control of all the land they need to press ahead with construction.

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