Cray Wanderers FC, London’s oldest football club, say they are pleased to announce their planning application to build a new home ground at Flamingo Park has been approved by Bromley Council and referred to Mayor Sadiq Khan, who will now be responsible for deciding its fate.
CWFC have consulted extensively with Bromley Council, local residents and the GLA over the last four years to provide the club, its 14 teams and Community Scheme with a home ground. If the new ground is not approved, it may threaten the club’s very existence, due to the end of a ground-sharing arrangement.
In a press release detailing the progress, it was said that ‘overall support for CWFC’s plans has been overwhelming across all political parties, and Mayor Khan is now faced with the decision to approve the plans, or allow the current landlord to continue trading with unauthorised uses for waste disposal, disruptive boot fairs and a new licensed lap dancing club, without any provision of community or sporting facilities, which is the site’s legal use.
CWFC urge Mayor Khan, within his 14-day referral period, to champion the scheme that will provide eight sporting pitches, a stadium, and a purpose-built Community Hub, to benefit sports fans of all ages into the future.’