Cray Wanderers get go-ahead for new London stadium

London's "oldest football club" has been given the go-ahead to build a new stadium after 45 years without a home.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has backed Cray Wanderers' scheme to build a ground at Flamingo Park, near the Sidcup Bypass.

Bromley councillors voted 11-3 in favour of the project earlier this year, which includes demolishing a nightclub and building new 3G football pitches and homes.

The new stadium will have a capacity of 1,300, and feature additional pitches.

The mayor blocked plans for a new ground in 2016 to protect greenbelt land, but finally gave the new stadium the green light on Monday.

Writing on Twitter, the Wands' chairman Gary Hillman said: "Just had the best phone call ever. Football's coming home. GLA have approved Flamingo Park planning.

"Cray Wanderers homeless since 1973 and now it's coming home!"

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