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.
Former Luton Town player
Dear Luton Borough Council,
Im not originally from Luton, but having travelled up from south Wales every school holiday from the age of ten to train with Luton Town, to eventually playing for the first team and becoming the British record transfer fee for a teenager when I was sold to Arsenal in 1995, Im proud to say I come from Luton in a football sense.
I stayed in digs in Stopsley and various other places around the town and absolutely loved my upbringing under my old youth team manager Terry Westley and then David Pleat, who looked after me so much he took me to Highbury himself because I didnt have an agent.
I remember making my debut against Nottingham Forest at Kenilworth Road in the Premier League. Brian Clough was on the touchline and I was up against England internationals like Stuart Pearce and Des Walker that day. How great would it be for the towns football club to be able to welcome star names like that again on a regular basis?
I really think that a new stadium would help the club get back to those kind of halcyon days. Ive attended a few matches over the years since I left and as much as we love Kenilworth Road, it is tired and restrictive compared to modern grounds elsewhere.
I live in Edinburgh and travel around the whole of Britain and Ireland in my television role, so I see what new stadiums have done for the likes of my hometown club Swansea City, who were on the verge of going out of business or, at best, dropping out of the Football League before they left the Vetch Field to move to the Liberty. Look at them now in the Premier League, with the increased interest boosting what was once just an industrial citys appeal to tourists. Youre talking millions and millions of pounds in extra income for the area.
With the airport and train station right next to the ground, Luton would become a place for people to want to visit again with all the attractions the new ground and Newlands Park will bring.
Please help my old club out by passing the plans and then watch the town grow.
Mr John Hartson