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Stamford Bridge redevelopment off the table as Abramovich's Chelsea planning permission expires

The Blues can make small adjustments to their current ground but the big project is off the table for the forseeable future
March 2020 marks the expiry of planning permission to expand Stamford Bridge to a 60,000 capacity at the cost of up to £1 billion. Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich's redevelopment project is not yet dead in the water but it may have to begin again from scratch with no official update being given to the public.
The Blues had been granted planning permission by the City of London in March 2017 to begin knocking down buildings around Stamford Bridge over a period of three years.  Not a single bit of work has been done with the expiration date set for March 31.
Phase 1 of the stadium plans would by now have seen the demolition of the club's museum and the Millennium & Copthorne Hotels that lead onto the external concourse around the ground.

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