Chelsea settle Stamford Bridge redevelopment dispute


Chelsea can start work on a new £1bn stadium at Stamford Bridge after settling a dispute with a neighbour who objected to the construction.
The Crosthwaite family took out an injunction in May 2017, saying the expansion to 60,000 seats would block light into their home.
The family complained over their right to light and the lack of it shining into their home when the new Stamford Bridge is built.
The Crosthwaites have lived in their west London cottage for 50 years and it is so close to the Premier League club’s ground that you could almost kick a football from their doorstep onto the pitch.
The family made up of parents Lucinda and Nicolas, plus children Louis and Rose took out an injunction in May over their belief the towering new 60,000-capacity stadium will cast a permanent shadow over parts of their home.
In January, Hammersmith and Fulham Council passed a motion to prevent the injunction blocking the plans.
The club said on Wednesday they have reached an agreement with the family.
Chelsea expect to be playing at Stamford Bridge until the end of the 2019-20 season and will be forced to play at an alternative venue – likely to be Wembley Stadium – for up to four years during construction.