Wealdstone Football Club is set for a new 6,300 capacity stadium after it was allocated an 18-acre site by Hillingdon Council.

The club, based in Harrow until 1991 but currently based in Ruislip, will now move to a new home in Freezeland Way in Hillingdon.

The National League team welcomed the decision by councillors to allocate them land adjacent to the former Master Brewer Hotel and said that it was “fantastic news” for fans, players and the local community.

The new stadium will hold more fans than the club’s current grounds at Grosvenor Vale.

Alongside the stadium, plans include building administrative offices, as well as training, retail, catering, media, hospitality and leisure facilities.

The grounds will be situated close to Hillingdon Underground Station, and have easy access to the A40 and M25.

The club said it hoped to incorporate a community hall, café, communal garden, play area and outside gym into the site to the benefit of the local community.

Wealdstone’s chairman, Rory Fitzgerald, said: “London Borough of Hillingdon's decision to allocate the club this land follows a long period of discussion and negotiation and will play an important role in safeguarding the future of the club and supporting its growth.

“On behalf of the Board, I would like to personally thank London Borough of Hillingdon for their support and we look forward to working closely with them as we take the project forward, subject to planning."

He added: “As we progress, we will ensure that we optimise the benefits for local residents while also working to minimise and mitigate any potential environmental impacts associated with a construction project of this size.

“In addition, we are confident that the security and growth potential offered by the new stadium will help us attract the investment we need to realise our ambition of one day playing in the EFL.”

The club has said that it is “working with its partners” to establish a timeline for moving to the new grounds.

Some funding for the construction of the stadium is expected to be generated through the development of new residential units and associated commercial floorspace on the site.