Chelsea’s home stadium extension project was in crisis because of the 313-year-old legal right of view.
The British media’The Sun’ reported on the 1st (Korean time) that the expansion of Stamford Bridge, Chelsea’s home stadium, was restricted by the statute of King Henry VIII of England’s Tudor family in the past.
Henry VIII was a medieval English king who was born in 1491 and died in 1547.
He is also the father of Elizabeth I, who became the beginning of the British Empire.
The media said, “Henry VIII owns a hill with a ‘protected view’ in Richmond Park. Even though it is 6.1 miles from Stamford Bridge, it can prevent the expansion of Stamford Bridge.” “From this hill, dubbed ‘King Henry’s Hill’, St Paul’s Cathedral must be visible and the view is protected by law so that it cannot be disturbed,” the report said.
“This could limit the height of Stamford Bridge’s new stand, as if it were added, it would obscure St Paul’s Cathedral,” he said. 메이저사이트
‘Protected view rights’ refers to the legal requirement to preserve the view rights of a particular place or historic structure from another place within the urban plan.
St. Paul’s Cathedral, London’s representative attraction, is a representative ‘protected view’ attraction. Of the 13 protected views, 9 are covered.
In particular, the right to view from King Henry VIII Hill was created in 1710, and controversy over infringement of the right to view has been raised several times even before the extension of Chelsea’s home stadium.
The British influential newspaper ‘The Times’ reported that one of Chelsea’s ways to avoid this view was to dig under the pitch to level it. However, there are concerns that it could affect the neighborhoods around the stadium and the stadium turf.
Stamford Bridge is a very old stadium that was completed in 1877 and celebrated 146 years this year. Chelsea, which can currently accommodate 40,000 spectators, is losing about 20,000 compared to big clubs in London’s neighborhoods, such as Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal.
For this reason, since the days of Roman Abramovich, the former owner of the club, there has been a steady talk of expansion. However, it did not lead to actual promotion. Last year, with the arrival of a new American owner named Todd Bawley, a new phase was faced.
Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge extension is similar to the Incheon Geomdan New Town incident in Korea in 2021.
Jangneung, located in Gimpo, is the tomb of King Injo of the Joseon Dynasty, enshrining King Wonjong of Chujon and Queen Inheon, and was registered as a World Cultural Heritage in recognition of its scenic value along with other royal tombs of the Joseon Dynasty.
It became a problem that the view of Mt. Gyeyang in Incheon from Jangneung was obstructed as a 20-story apartment complex was built right in front of a cultural heritage with historical value.
The Cultural Heritage Administration issued an order to stop construction, and the construction company protested against it, leading to a lawsuit. A battle continued over whether to demolish or move in, and the construction company won the administrative lawsuit in the second trial. The Cultural Heritage Administration has appealed again.
As the United Kingdom is a constitutional monarchy, it is true that legal issues related to the royal family are receiving considerable attention rather than Korea.
It remains to be seen how Chelsea will circumvent this historic regulation and expand Stamford Bridge.