Letters of support have been sent to the council from far and wide, including many noteable figures, players past and present, board members and journalists among others. You can read some of the letters received below. We've removed personal details from these letters, but if you're writing to the council, don't forget to include your name, address and the application numbers. Click here for guidelines.
Hatters Fan and Director of Football, Peterborough Utd
I work for Peterborough United Football Club and have done so for the last 20 years, 10 as manager and the last 10 as Director of Football. I have supported Luton Town for 60 years. I was born in Bedford and have lived there all my life apart from five years in Manchester and three years in Dunstable. From the age of 11 I used to get the train to watch Luton play when the likes of Ron Bainham, Bernard Strettom, Sid Owen, Gordon Turner to name but a few played for the Hatters.
On leaving school and after playing for England schoolboys six times, I joined Manchester United for four years and then joined Bolton Wanderers before signing for my beloved Luton Town as a professional footballer. Unfortunately, I got injured with a haematoma (blood clot) and this brought an early end to my playing career.
At 28, I began my first managerial role at Dunstable Town where I persuaded the great George Best to guest for Dunstable on three occasions, the third of which when the players hadnt been paid for five weeks and the then Luton manager Harry Haslam brought his team to Greasy Park with all the proceeds of the match going to pay for the players five weeks wages.
I then lasted 31 years in management and during that time, I have always supported Luton and seen the ups and downs, none more so when, unfairly in most of the countrys opinion, Luton were kicked out of the Football League. I was at Wembley in their final appearance as a League club with a following of over 40,000 fans witnessing the Football League Trophy final against Scunthorpe United.
Since then the new board of directors were formed and they have done a miraculous job in stabilising Luton financially and running the club correctly with the aim of getting back their league status and continuing to rise in the world of football.
They have done this with magnificent success and now with the planning application for a new ground, which I have seen online and is quite brilliant, they can make the next step. I beg you to grant the planning permission for the new ground so that all the hard work from the directors will bear fruition. Not only that, the community will benefit enormously - I know hundreds of Luton fans, they will use the restaurant, bars and music venues as well as the stadium that they can get to easily by train. They will all support the Hatters at Newlands at Junction 10, not only to watch the football but to utilise all of the facilities. The whole thing looks magnificently designed!
I cant see a downside on either of these plans, so I would ask the Luton council to do the right thing and give a great town and football club, everything they deserve.