Brent Council has paved the way for Tottenham Hotspur to play Premiership football at Wembley Stadium next season.
Planners agreed to temporarily increase the number of full capacity events at the national stadium at a meeting on Thursday (March 23) night.
The decision, which follows an extensive consultation process, paves the way for 22 additional full 90,000 capacity events for Tottenham to take place at the stadium between August 2017 and July 2018.
It is anticipated that Tottenham will use Wembley as their home ground during the 2017-18 season while a new stadium being built next to its White Hart Lane ground is completed.
Wembley National Stadium Ltd (WNSL) had originally requested permission for an additional 31 full capacity events but this was reduced prior to the application coming to committee.
The approval is subject to a number of additional measures, designed to deal with the impacts of increased numbers of people in the area, being put in place.
These include controlling parking and traffic, signage, street cleaning, event management and control of public safety including aspects such as alcohol sale and street trading.
A Brent Council spokesperson said: “ Wembley Stadium is a highly valued part of our borough bringing visitors from around the world.
"We are pleased that a balance has been struck between recognising the impact on local residents and businesses whilst enabling the Stadium to make good use of its facilities and support a London club to operate in the capital while their ground is being redeveloped.”
“We look forward to working closely with the Stadium, the Football Association and Tottenham Hotspur Football Club in the forthcoming year both on the management of events and their work in the local community that they outlined in their application.”
Wembley has already played home to Tottenham’s European campaign this season, which proved an unhappy experience for the north Londoners, who were knocked out of the Champions League at the group stages before losing to KAA Gent in the first Europa League knockout stage .
They will return to Wembley again however when they take on Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-final.
The club is currently playing what is expected to be its last season at White Hart Lane before moving into a new 61,000 capacity stadium in 2018-19.
Following the planning decision, Spurs released a statement acknowledging the outcome and added: “The club will now continue discussions with WNSL and shall update fans in due course.”
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