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.
Luton Town player
Dear Luton Borough Council,
Ive been around a few football clubs in my time as a pro in England, but Ive never been at one which has come up with such ambitious plans to regenerate both itself and the town like I have since coming to Luton earlier this year.
I came over from Ireland as a teenager to join Leicester City just as they moved from their old Filbert Street ground to what was known as the Walkers Stadium. Its now called the King Power after the owners company, but everyone knows all about the club because big businesses got involved off the back of the new development. For them to be Premier League champions is unbelievable compared to what the club was like when I first went there, and although theyve had their problems, theres no way Leicester would be playing Champions League football now if they were still at their old ground. These massive transformations can happen in football.
New stadiums have so much more going on 24/7, for 365 days a year and not just the football. All the other stuff restaurants, bars, conference rooms, bigger club shop, hospitality means the club can increase revenue and make the area more attractive to others. People want to visit a swanky new football ground and spend money, and there will be new jobs created with so many other things happening.
I know my girlfriend will be interested in the high-end shops that are planned for Newlands Park. When Ive been playing up north for Leeds, Bradford and Notts County, you drive past Meadowhall shopping centre, which is right by the M1 in Sheffield. Everyone in Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire and all the neighbouring counties seem to go there to shop, so you can guarantee thatll happen if this one is built by junction 10.
I was proud to be captain of the youngest team in Luton Towns League history at Hartlepool last night and am writing this with some of the teenagers in the team like Akin Famewo,James Justin, Frankie Musonda, Tyreeq Bakinson and Zane Banton in mind. Id love to still be playing for the Town still when they move into Power Court, but those boys deserve somewhere to dream of running out at for their hometown club there and writing themselves further into Luton history.
Ive quickly discovered in my short time here that the club has one of the finest youth production lines in the country, so for them and other young people in the area, please give the plans all your consideration.