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Leicester confirm Stadium expansion plans have received initial approval from local council

Leicester City have confirmed that its hybrid planning application for the development of the King Power Stadium and surrounding site has now received formal approval from Leicester City Council.

The hybrid application, initially submitted for consideration in October 2021 following an extensive public consultation process, consisted of a detailed planning application for an East Stand expansion of 8,000 seats, along with an outline application for a wider masterplan, including a fanzone and public realm, an event and entertainment arena, a 220-room hotel, a residential tower and a new flagship club retail space.

The Club will now look to reassess its detailed proposals in light of market dynamics which have changed significantly since the Club’s proposals were initially submitted, which also includes he club’s acquisition of further adjacent land since the planning application was first submitted.

The club remarked on their official website that it "looks forward to advancing those detailed proposals, while continuing to monitor associated market conditions, which will enable us to plan an appropriate timeline for development work to commence."

Leicester currently sit top of the Championship and are on course for an immediate return to the Premier League following relegation last season.

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