Plans for London's oldest football team to build a new stadium, community pitches and homes near Sidcup are set to be debated by councillors.

Cray Wanderers Flamingo Park project has been proposed following a consultation with Bromley Council and City Hall.

A previous scheme was rejected by Sadiq Khan in 2016, but the club is confident the new proposals have addressed his concerns.

If given the greenlight, the club would demolish a nightclub at Flamingo Park in Chislehurst, near Sidcup bypass, and build a clubhouse, stands and a floodlit artificial pitch.

The club, which was founded in 1860, has also included 42 homes in the application, which is set to be discussed by councillors tomorrow night, Tuesday, March 13.

Concerns have been raised by neighbours about the impact the scheme would have on infrastructure as well as concerns about the impact of extra housing, but the club has said it is eager to return to its heartland from ground sharing at Bromley FC in Hayes.

CWFC Chairman of 24 years Gary Hillman told News Shopper: "We had our first application with Bromley in 2007 and have been trying every year since then to get a new ground for CWFC to guarantee the survival for the second oldest football club in the world.

"Everyone at the club and community was devastated when, after Bromley had approved the scheme at Flamingo Park in 2016, The Mayor instructed Bromley to refuse it.

"We now have the support of three residents associations and 573 positive letters and hopefully with Bromley Council backing the application, which addresses all the Mayor's concerns, we can finally deliver a home for CWFC and a huge community benefit".

The stadium would be able to house 1,300 fans, and there are also plans for three additional 11 a-side pitches, a 7 aside pitch and two five a-side pitches.

The club also has 13 youth teams which could use the pitches as well as the senior side. 

Sadiq Khan rejected an application in 2016 because of "inappropriate use of greenbelt land", but the club has said their latest attempt has reduced the amount of developed land and included more green belt openness.

Mr Khan said the benefits to the wider community of Cray Wanderers scheme did not outweigh the detrimental impact on building on Green Belt land.

Of the homes proposed, 100 per cent have been earmarked to be affordable and the amount of parking has been reduced from 332 spaces to 268 spaces.

The site is currently used as a nightclub, and the pavilion has also hosted boot camps and boot fairs.

Council officers have recommended the scheme be rejected because of its use of Green Belt land and the design and quality of the proposed housing, but this will be debated by councillors. 

The club is currently fifth in the Isthmian South league.