Brentford have confirmed that they have submitted a revised planning application for their Lionel Road stadium, which includes reducing the capacity.
The Bees have been looking at revising their stadium plans in the past few months in order to control escalating costs in a project that has been going on for 15 years since the site was first identified.
Brentford were granted detailed planning permission in June 2014, having been awarded outline permission in December 2013 during a lengthy meeting at Hounslow Council
Chairman Cliff Crown said: “I would like to thank the fans of Brentford FC for their support and patience during this last stage of detailed planning.
“I know that some fans may be concerned that the capacity of the stadium will be reduced but it is critical that this project is as financially robust and deliverable as possible.
“I am delighted that we are continuing to prepare for life in the Premier League with enhanced media, Outside Broadcast and lighting facilities to make the stadium fully compliant from day one, with provision for safe standing as soon as legislation allows."
Below, GetWestLondon has taken a look at the key points from the club's release.
The stadium will now house 17,250
The club have made this decision as a way of cutting costs and easing construction constraints with the land bound together by railway lines.
The new stadium will also have premium lounges and can hold up to 3,000 guests, which could reduce the gate further.
Brentford won't play their first game there until 2020
The stadium will not be completely built until late 2019, or early 2020, meaning the club won't move in before the 2020/21 season.
The football authorities do not encourage moving grounds midway through the season and, therefore, there will now
This news will come as a disappointment to many Brentford fans, who have been waiting since planning permission was completely approved in June 2014, to move into Lionel Road.
It will be Premier League compliant
Premier League requirements, in particular for the broadcast media, have meant that Brighton had to spend around £5million upgrading the Amex Stadium, which only opened in 2011.
One of these issues is to make sure outside broadcast facilities are housed on site, while ensuring there are sufficient areas for the media to work.
Media facilities at Griffin Park would need to be heavily upgraded were the club to win promotion to the Premier League due to the need to provide spaces for the broadcasters as well as the increased interest from the national media.
The ground will also meet Premiership Rugby criteria as well.
The Community Sports Trust will not be in the stadium
The Community Sports Trust, during the original planning application, was to be the centrepiece of the stadium project.
However, it, along with the learning zone and Hounslow's interim education centre will not be housed within the stadium itself but instead the club are proposing that it will be housed next door.
The club's statement says it will give “them dedicated facilities which can be used 365 days a year, something that was not possible if they had been located in the stadium.”
Provision for safe standing
Griffin Park is one of the only grounds in the top two divisions (the other being Burton Albion) to have a terrace in place still.
The push for safe standing received a major boost earlier this month as Liverpool supporters group the Spirit of Shankly dropped their longstanding opposition to terracing at football, which was outlawed in the top two divisions in the wake of the Hillsborough disaster.