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Plans for new stadium for Luton Town given the green light

Plans for a new stadium for Luton Town Football Club have moved a major step closer.

It's after planning permission for the Hatters' new home at Power Court was granted at a Luton Borough Council meeting on Wednesday night.

  • Click below for Graham Stothard's report

The new 23,000 capacity ground would be built on the site of a former power station in the town centre.

It would include surrounding bars, restaurants, hotel and housing.

The councillors were told it was a 'major regeneration opportunity' for the town of Luton, bringing nearly 700 jobs.

Luton Borough Councillors meeting. Credit: BBC Three Counties

When they voted in favour of granting planning permission, there was a loud cheer from supporters who had packed into the meeting.

"It would instantly elevate our footballing ambition to another level," Chief Executive Gary Sweet said.

"If Leicester City in a new surrounding can win the Premier League, then so can we, it will increase our support base and make sure Luton Town are permanently financially viable going forward."

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