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
I was born in Luton, grew up in Luton and fulfilled every young Luton lads dream by playing for my local club in the late Seventies and Eighties. When I was playing for Lewsey Youth back in the day, Kenilworth Road was THE place to aspire to run out at. Since hanging up my boots Ive worked for the club in the youth section and academy, so I know that the local youngsters now need somewhere new as a goal to aim for when theyre coming through the ranks.
We all love Kenilworth Road. The memories of promotion to the old First Division and big cup games will be with us forever, but the plans 2020 have submitted for Power Court will help the next generations write fresh history for the club and the town.
I dont write solely as an ex-player, however much the clubs best interests are in my mind. Im now a property developer and with my hard hat on, I think both Power Court and Newlands Park are fantastic for the town in terms of job creation and regeneration of land and the local economy.
Ive looked at the plans and its a great idea to move the ground into the heart of the town where access will be so much better. That part of Luton has been an eyesore for too long so anything to bring it back to life would be great. But in terms of providing the local community with a state-of-the-art stadium and leisure complex not to mention new homes within walking distance of the train station, it will change Luton forever.
I live in Pirton these days, but my family and I would be more inclined to visit the town for shopping if Newlands Park is built, and then there are the restaurants, bars, the cinema and live music venue and restaurants at Power Court for entertainment.
I cant see a loser in any of this. Even the land on which Kenilworth Road now stands will be freed up for redevelopment for new homes that are needed in the community around Bury Park, and the local residents will have traffic congestion eased on matchdays.
Both developments are exactly whats needed in the area. This could be a real turning point for the town, and one that I hope Luton Borough Council wont let pass by.