UPDATE: Statement from The Club on our planning application for the new stadium.

UPDATE: Statement from The Club on our planning application for the new stadium.

By Liam Hickey
13 August 2019
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IMPORTANT UPDATE TO INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO COMMENT ON THE APPLICATION FOR A NEW STADIUM


Southwark Council have updated their online portal since the application was validated and so the links provided in the original statement are now out of date, there is now a new link to access applications submitted prior to the date on which the portal changed. If you have tried to comment since last Friday you will have found you could not access the site but it is now available again.

Comments from our supporters are a key part of the evaluation criteria and so please ensure you show your support by submitting a comment.
Feedback can be submitted by following three steps.

1) Click on this link: https://planning.southwark.gov.uk/online-applications-old/

2) Search for reference: 19/AP/1867

3) Click on the Make a Comment option

Complete the form and make your comment in the ‘Your Comment’ field and thank you for your support.

Why a successful outcome for this planning application is critical to the future of Dulwich Hamlet Football Club

DHFC has grown to become a huge community event and now welcomes crowds that often exceed 3,000 supporters but this has also meant the club has to spend a large amount of time and money on a weekly basis to ensure our aging stadium and facilities are a safe and compliant venue. Financially this position is only tenable due to Meadow allowing DHFC to occupy the stadium on a rent-free basis and to generate our own revenue streams from the bar and catering facilities to cover those costs through to the end of the 2019/2020 season. As a fan owned club DHFC could not afford the estimated costs of longer-term renovation (over £2 million) or the estimated costs of a replacement stadium compliant with the demands of the modern game (over £10 million). Only a new stadium at Champion Hill will allow DHFC to deliver the current standard of football to the current level of crowds and continue its work with local schools, groups and charities on a long term basis.

If you have any questions or queries, don't hesitate to get in touch at hello@dulwichhamletfc.co.uk

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