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The football club that's been trying to move for 60 years

Luton Town's Kenilworth Road ground pictured in 1988. Photo: ITV Anglia
  • Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Liz Summers..

The latest plans to move Luton Town to a new stadium are currently facing tough scrutiny in a long-running saga to re-locate the football club that's lasted more than six decades.

A campaign has been launched to support plans by Luton Town to build a new ground in Power Court in the town centre and a second planning application for a mixed use project on land owned by the club at Newlands Park near the M1.

The two schemes which would see a 17,500-seater stadium built along with retail, hotel and office facilities creating over 4,000 jobs.

But there's opposition to the development at Newlands Park from Capital & Region, the owners of an existing retail complex, The Mall Luton.

Luton Town was looking for a move from its Kenilworth Road stadium as far back at 1988. Credit: Anglia Television

Luton Town has been based at Kenilworth Road since 1905 but has been looking for a new ground in 1955.

Thirty years ago in 1988, the club announced plans to move to a new ground on the outskirts of the town but that never happened.

  • Watch an archive report from the About Anglia programme in 1998 by Owen Spencer Thomas

Luton Borough Council is due to consider the two planning applications in August 2018.