Craven Cottage planning application
On 12th January, 2012, Fulham submitted a planning application to increase Craven Cottage’s capacity to 30,000 from 25,700. Fulham plan to develop the Riverside Stand in order to increase capacity up to 30,000, as well as undertaking wider facility improvements at the venue.
Following exhibits at Craven Cottage and a consultative exercise with fans and residents, the club made the formal submission of a planning application to Hammersmith and Fulham Council for permission to redevelop the Riverside Stand.
In a statement on the club’s official website, the club said: “Fulham Football Club today submitted an application to the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, for the redevelopment of the Riverside stand at its Craven Cottage home.
“The application will take the club’s current capacity to 30,000 seats and, further significant funds will be invested to open up the Thames River walk from Hammersmith to Putney for the first time in recent history.”
Fulham will hold exhibitions on January 25th. and 28th. to showcase the final design submitted and provide feedback from the second consultation. As soon as the plans are put on show at the Hammersmith Town Hall, the Trust will view them and report back.