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AFC Wimbledon's plans for Plough LaneImage copyright AFC Wimbledon Image caption Plans happen approved to permit AFC Wimbledon to create a football stadium in Plough Lane

AFC Wimbledon has-been given permission to create a new stadium near to its religious home in Plough Lane.

The League Two club applied to develop an 11, 000-seater arena - that might be expanded to keep 20, 000 - on the webpage of Wimbledon greyhound stadium.

The initial Wimbledon club left Plough Lane in 1991 because of legislation calling for all-seater stadiums.

Image copyright Bing Maps Image caption After some bitter battles, the old Wimbledon club relocated 70 miles north and had been renamed MK Dons

Wimbledon FC, because it had been known after that, shared Crystal Palace's Selhurst Park until 2003 with regards to was handed permission to relocate about 70 kilometers (112km) north to Milton Keynes and was later on renamed MK Dons.

Many fans protested up against the move and decided to develop AFC Wimbledon as a non-League club.

Along side it rose-back to league condition and currently plays at Kingsmeadow in Kingston upon Thames,

The AFC Wimbledon Supporters Trust has actually decided to sell its lease at Kingsmeadow to Premier League Chelsea to simply help fund the newest stadium.

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption AFC Wimbledon rose through divisions to come back the club's title towards the Football League

The Plough Lane planning application that has been authorized also contains 602 domestic products, and retail and commercial space and a leisure club.

AFC Wimbledon's leader Erik Samuelson stated in an email on the followers' trust internet site: "this might be an important step up a journey we began some years back.

"We have a considerable ways going and several significant obstacles to obvious but we should build an arena which embedded locally and run it in an inclusive method."

The Greyhound Board of good Britain, which grants greyhound rushing permits, stated it was worried about the future of the game in London in the event that Wimbledon track goes.

A spokesman said: "Wimbledon is the final track with a London postcode and we also believe it is essential there is certainly a track within London, because greyhound rushing remains the 5th preferred sport in this nation."

Source: www.bbc.com
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