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,
I recently made my 150th appearance for Luton Town, so Ive been around long enough to understand what the supporters of the football club want, need and deserve. Living in Bedfordshire and coaching youngsters at Central Beds College and a local junior club too, Ive got to know enough of the people around here to understand that they need a new goal to aim for with their football. The proposed new stadium at Power Court will satisfy everyone from a football point of view, and it will provide the population of Luton a new community hub to call their own.
I've captained the club on a number of occasions in the past 2 years and a big ambition of mine would be to captain the club at the new stadium. I would love to play there personally, but even if that doesnt happen (Im one of the oldest in a very young squad!) future generations will get so much out of it. It will give young people in Luton a target. The designs of the stadium are unbelievable, with the hat-like floodlights and the four separate stands. My little girl loves to go down to the river to see the ducks, so I can imagine that just by building it next to the River Lea, the development will attract visitors right from toddler age to the most mature Luton fans, who love Kenilworth Road but want to see the club progress.
Weve all got fond memories of the current ground. Ill never forget our Conference championship winning season it was so memorable because it took Luton Town FC back where they belong into the Football League. With the new ground the club could go way beyond what anyone thought possible back then, and maybe reach the top flight of the English game again. I hope so, because Luton as a club and as an area has suffered for too long.
Newlands Park will provide jobs, entertainment, retail therapy and a fantastic new gateway to Luton for those coming in from the M1, so please do your best for the local area and pass the plans for Power Court (16/01400) and Newlands Park (16/01401).