Secretary of State approves Lionel Road

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Song for tomorrow...

"Follow, follow, follow, we're going to Lionel Road! They'll be thousands of reds..."

You know the rest - YOUUUU Bees!! :)
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Fantastic - as everyone has said - thanks for everything that Mr. Benham and all those others who have devoted so much time, money and sweat to get this victory.Living up here in York I will be making extra efforts to get down to see the Bees. Sure I will miss Griffin Park after the 57 years I have supported the team - but this really is a dream come true.
Can you guys down there make sure the builders/demolition workers carefully extract my brick from the "wall" ("Forever a Bee" : Frank Gutierrez) and carefully transport it to its new home please. Thanks!
 

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Yes, go on, all enjoy the news. - But do not bother to spare a thought for me.

51 years attending Griffin Park
The last 6 years behind a pole from Block D, Row I, Seat 26
No more wearing waterproof shoes in case I might use the gents
No more nasty food
No more nasty and overpriced tea and coffee
No more "wish there was a bit more legroom
No more squeezed like sardines in The Hive
No more horrible ques to purchase / pick up tickets
No more other things I have forgotten

And now I have to look forward to giving all that up. :(

It's not built yet so your going to have a few more seasons slumming it .
 

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Just heard the brilliant news. Can I buy a season ticket in advance, don't want to miss the historical first match at LR. Thanks to all involved , Up The Bees!!!!
 

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A simply outstanding professional job by those involved has been rewarded by the most incredible and positive outcome. Thank You!
 

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best news in donkeys years, big man-hug to everyone involved, onwards and upwards ;-)
 

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Firstly, a massive thank you to Mr Benham whose vision of the future for our beloved club is about to turn into reality.
Secondly, congratulations, and a huge thank you to Brian, Chris, and all of the team who have worked so determinedly on this project over a considerable number of years and finally brought it to fruition......how lucky we are to have supporters like this !!!!
 

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Another massive leap forward to securing a bright and successful future for our beloved club. If someone had told me where we would be now 10 years ago I would have laughed in their face. We really are very fortunate to have gone from staring down the barrel of footballing oblivion to being on the verge of reaching the championship and moving to a beautiful new stadium. Happy happy days.
 

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Amazing news! Well done to all those involved and for all the support from our fans, family, fans of other clubs and anyone one else that put an email/signature out there to make this great moment in our clubs history a reality! :bound::banana::beer:
 

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The only sad news is that we will be leaving GP.
 

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Brilliant, wonderful news. A really big thank you to Matthew Benham, Brian Burgess, Chris Gammon, BIAS and everyone else who who helped make this happen.:bound::bound::bound::pop:beer::beer::beer:
 

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Congratulations to all who worked on this, and to each and everyone who did their bit, in various ways.
Let us now be magnanimous in 'victory', and embrace the whole community (even those who opposed it) and help our club become the focus of so much good in the area.
Hopefully, benefits for all! :sorted:
 

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I think we also need to give some praise and thanks to the LBH team and particularly Shane Baker. Without their support and drive to get this through it could have gone down to a political battle with the wild and weird of self-interest.
 

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Great news and a big thank you to all involved - history has been made - lets make it a truly memorable weekend! COYR..
 

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Yes, go on, all enjoy the news. - But do not bother to spare a thought for me.

51 years attending Griffin Park
The last 6 years behind a pole from Block D, Row I, Seat 26
No more wearing waterproof shoes in case I might use the gents
No more nasty food

No more nasty and overpriced tea and coffee
No more "wish there was a bit more legroom
No more squeezed like sardines in The Hive
No more horrible ques to purchase / pick up tickets
No more other things I have forgotten

And now I have to look forward to giving all that up. :(

What only 51 years I have 60, next person please
 

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Brilliant. Well done everybody. All those emails did their job. I'm really impressed this got through the 3 levels of planning approval without a single throw back. Brian & Chris really covered every angle putting the application together.

Yes great work and we must not forget they'd kept Lionel Rd idea away from Mr R Noades, well. done and a big thank you. I can now plan ?to take my grandsons to the new ground (3_yes and 20 months) as I took their dads to GP
 
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What a tonic before the Orient game! Dad spent some time training with Orient during the late fifties but has always been a massive Bees fan home and away but is suffering from poor health. I just pray he is well enough to see us reach the Championship and into Lionel Road it would be a dream come true for him and our family. I am sure there will be more stories of similar situations and I pray for all those families too!
 

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Fantastic - as everyone has said - thanks for everything that Mr. Benham and all those others who have devoted so much time, money and sweat to get this victory.Living up here in York I will be making extra efforts to get down to see the Bees. Sure I will miss Griffin Park after the 57 years I have supported the team - but this really is a dream come true.
Can you guys down there make sure the builders/demolition workers carefully extract my brick from the "wall" ("Forever a Bee" : Frank Gutierrez) and carefully transport it to its new home please. Thanks!
Where in York are you?
 

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Next milestone: 25th April. This is the last date anyone can start an application for a Judical Review.
 

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Matthew Benham, you are a star, This is the best news I have heard in over 60 years of supporting the Bees, I shall miss GP, but look forward to our new ground, lets hope the lads do the business tomorrow, very very well done to all concerned.
 

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Next milestone: 25th April. This is the last date anyone can start an application for a Judical Review.

Surely with this application going through initial planning with LBH with no issues, The Lord Mayor of London then the Secretary of State no one in their right minds would be insane enough to put up their own money ( and it wont be cheap ) to challenge this application
 

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What a tonic before the Orient game! Dad spent some time training with Orient during the late fifties but has always been a massive Bees fan home and away but is suffering from poor health. I just pray he is well enough to see us reach the Championship and into Lionel Road it would be a dream come true for him and our family. I am sure there will be more stories of similar situations and I pray for all those families too!

Great Post. Here's to you and especially your DAD.
 

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Lionel Rd AND Steak & blow job day, does life get any better than this?
 

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Fabulous news!!! :bound: :) :bound:

Having grown up in Lionel Road I really will bee 'Coming Home' when we start playing matches at the new stadium. :hat:
 
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What fantastic news for the club.

My Mum was brought up in 72 Brook Road as a kid. My Grandad was a die hard bee and took me to my first ever game and many many more after that. Unfortunately for him Spurs were my club but the bees always hold a special place. Last Saturday against Bradford I took my Mum back to Griffin Park for the first time in nearly 50 years. We walked round her old haunts, remembered how she and those before her made the circles in the bricks on the old swimming baths on Clifden Road with coins whilst waiting to get in and stood outside number 72. All this with my lad who was making his first visit to GP. A wonderful yet emotional time.

I know the club needs to move on but it will be a real shame to see the place go.

Up the Bees!!
 

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Sincere thank you to everyone involved. We've had four generations of my family at GP, hopefully a lot more will be glory-hunting with the "big" clubs at LR :hat:
 

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Great work by all involved at all stages of this from the planning to supporters who wrote in to support it. Perfect way to set us up for tomorrow at Orient too.
 

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I never thought anything could surpass Peterborough away - but this news is without doubt the highlight of supporting Brentford for nearly 30 years - it's HUGE. All of us and many more generations of supporters will reap the benefit.

Thank you all for making this happen.
 

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Great news.
I was about ten years old when a stadium on the Brentford Market site was first mooted. Can hardly believe that it's actually going to happen at Lionel Road.

Big thanks to Mr Benham, Brian B, Chris G. the whole stadium team, the BIAS boys & girls, hobbsy for keeping us updated, Shane Baker, selected LBH Councillors, all those who sent e-mails and attended the LBH PLanning meeting.

It wasn't that long ago we looked to be on our way to non-league football or even folding completely. We really do have a bright future now thanks to all the above.
Come on you Beeeeeeeeeeeeees :bound: :bound: :bound::bound:
 

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Thank you to all concerned. Project reward can now be shared by the Brentford nation.
 

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Surely with this application going through initial planning with LBH with no issues, The Lord Mayor of London then the Secretary of State no one in their right minds would be insane enough to put up their own money ( and it wont be cheap ) to challenge this application

You would think the success chances are very slim in view of the support already given at both local, regional and national level!!

Let's hope there aren't too many objectors with more money than sense.

Great news by the way, well done for all the hard work and man hours put in by the few for the many !! ( Copywrite : Winston Churchill )
 

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What fantastic news for the club.

My Mum was brought up in 72 Brook Road as a kid. My Grandad was a die hard bee and took me to my first ever game and many many more after that. Unfortunately for him Spurs were my club but the bees always hold a special place. Last Saturday against Bradford I took my Mum back to Griffin Park for the first time in nearly 50 years. We walked round her old haunts, remembered how she and those before her made the circles in the bricks on the old swimming baths on Clifden Road with coins whilst waiting to get in and stood outside number 72. All this with my lad who was making his first visit to GP. A wonderful yet emotional time.

I know the club needs to move on but it will be a real shame to see the place go.

Up the Bees!!

Well said. I have to say in all the years that I have been following our club, it will be a sad day when we leave GP
 
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