The Irish World, media partners to London GAA, have learnt that planning permission has been granted to the county board for the redevelopment of the Emerald GAA Grounds in Ruislip.
Subject to GLA (Greater London Authority) approval, work can now begin on the 3,900 capacity modern Ruislip in June, after London’s footballers play their home championship match against Roscommon on May 24.
Work was due to commence last September to be re-opened for London’s Connacht championship match in May 2015, but planning delays held up the work.
“This is great news, the hard work starts now,” London chairman Noel O’Sullivan told the Irish World.
To bring London GAA’s sporting facilities up to date, the new £4.17 million Ruislip stadium will have a new sheltered stand, terracing and be fully enclosed bringing it up to the level of county standard facilities in Ireland.
The GAA and Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade confirmed details of the redevelopment of London GAA’s headquarters in Ruislip in March 2014.