Councillors have given the go-ahead to for Leicester City to expand the King Power Stadium.

The club will expand the stadium by 8,000 seats, bringing capacity to around 40,000. 

The club applied for planning permission from Leicester City Council in October after a public consultation.

The council's planning committee voted to approve the scheme on Wednesday, following planning officers' advice.

The plans include proposals for the addition of 8,000 seats at King Power Stadium, as well as a 220-room hotel and a multi-purpose event and entertainment arena. 

There are also proposals for a new Leicester City retail space, residential and commercial space, and multi-storey car parking facilities – enhancements to the site that can further the evolution of both the Football Club and the city.

Since introducing its proposals to the public in August, the Club has also completed the acquisition of a further property adjoining the site, previously occupied by EON. 

The team managing the project includes Legends International; planning and development consultants Turley; and architects KSS.