Welling United and Lita Homes can confirm that plans for the redevelopment of the club’s Park View Road stadium have been submitted to Bexley Council.

Plans for the major regeneration of the site were first announced in July and, following public consultation, revised plans have now been submitted as the club begins to make preparations for the extensive project to begin.

The planning documents can be viewed in full on the Bexley Council website by clicking here.

The plans include a state-of-the-art home for the Wings which will provide a community-embracing facility for usage by local residents and community groups, as well as 104 new homes to completely rejuvenate the local area.

While the club are rightly proud of its historical roots at Park View Road, the current facilities are not fit for purpose and lie in a rapidly-declining state of disrepair. As such, the redevelopment of the stadium is vital for safeguarding the future of Welling United Football Club.

The vast improvements will secure a future for the club, providing it room to grow and ensuring it can provide a safe and welcoming standard to members, visitors, and the wider community. In particular, it will ensure it can extend work on its various community programmes, delivering on its purpose of football for all.

As part of the the ongoing work on the site, the club can confirm that they intend to temporarily play their home fixtures at Longmead Stadium, the home of Tonbridge Angels, commencing the start of the 2024/25 season, pending final approval from both the National League and Isthmian League.

The temporary move to Tonbridge presents the most viable option for the football club while the forthcoming works take place and is a necessary measure to ensure that the club can return to its Park View Road home with its sustainable, long-term future secured.

As part of the planning permission process, fans are encouraged to lend their support to the scheme and play their part towards safeguarding the future of Welling United.

You can register to leave your comments in support of the new home of Welling United Football Club via the Bexley Council website by clicking here.