Tottenham hopes for new stadium boosted by High Court decision
Last Updated: 20/02/15 2:23pm
Tottenham have been given the go-ahead to buy the last remaining land they require for their new stadium after a High Court appeal was turned down.
Archway Sheet Metal Works was objecting to a compulsory purchase order made in March 2012 and then confirmed by Communities Secretary Eric Pickles MP last July.
Mr Justice Dove ruled there was "no legal flaw" in the decision-making process after the family-owned company claimed the CPO was "unlawful and invalid."
The premises, yards from Spurs' current home White Hart Lane, were gutted in a fire last November and represented the only land the club needed for their new £400m complex, due to be ready in time for the 2018-19 season.
Archway have been refused permission to appeal but the firm can still ask Court of Appeal judges directly to consider their case.
Housing and Planning Minister Brandon Lewis said: "I welcome the court's decision, which will now enable the regeneration of North Tottenham to go ahead.
"It means Tottenham Hotspur can finally get work started on their new stadium with the full backing of the local community, as part of the wider plans to bring new jobs and investment to the area."