Tottenham Hotspur have been given planning permission for their new stadium after a council meeting lasting nearly five and a half hours.

Spurs were seeking full planning permission for the new 61,000-seater stadium on the site of their current White Hart Lane home.

The stadium, which is estimated to provide a £19.45m contribution to the local economy per year and bring in two million visitors, had been recommended to the planning committee for approval because the “public benefits outweigh the harm.”

The decision was made at 12.30am on Thursday morning, following a planning meeting that started at 7pm.

It was voted through by eight votes to two. It will now go to the London Mayor's office for final approval.

Among the proposals were a 61,000-seater stadium, an extreme sports centre that could be up to 51ft tall, a 22-storey hotel, 585 houses – none designated as affordable – and a “Tottenham Experience”. This includes a club shop, the ticket office, a cinema, museum, and reception for the “Sky Walk” which will allow people to walk on the stadium roof.

There were objections both from the public, and from Haringey councillors.

Martin Ball, who lives in Bruce Grove, called the development a “monstrous economic pillage”.

He said: “I am very proud that Tottenham Hotspur is staying in the borough, but it has metamorphosed into an abuse of people’s rights. People will be living in the shadow of a silver monolith.”

Paul Burnham, secretary of Haringey Defend Council Housing, said: “That out of 585 dwellings, there are zero per cent that are affordable, is an absolute scandal. This is part of a social cleansing plan directed at a poor community. You are going to make some very unhappy people even more unhappy.”

The lack of affordable housing was placed in stark contrast to the building of Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium, where 1,500 affordable houses and 536 social houses were built.

Cllr. Joseph Ejiofor, who spoke while wearing a coat bearing the Spurs club crest, said: “It should not be a case of redevelopment at any cost. It is completely unacceptable that the club comes here and offers nothing. You cannot pass this with no social housing, it is just wrong.”

Three listed buildings are to be demolished in order to widen the pavement for “crowd safety”. This was decided to be better than temporary road closures and elevated footways. Among the buildings to be demolished are the Dispensary and the Red House. Another listed building, Warmington House, is to be incorporated into the Tottenham Experience.

The demolition of the buildings was criticised by a number of significant bodies, including Heritage England and the office of the Mayor of London.

Heritage England has said that it is “unconvinced that substantial harm to the area has been justified. There are not sufficient heritage benefits to outweigh this harm.”

An earlier report by the Greater London Authority said that the loss of the listed buildings was “unacceptable”.

There were also environmental issues raised - Haringey’s planning policies call for major developments to provide 20 per cent of their energy needs from renewables like solar panels, but Spurs’ plans will only provide 0.3 per cent, less than one sixtieth of the target.

The building of the stadium between 8am and 8pm for seven days a week was also declared acceptable by the council.

However there were members of the public who spoke in favour of the proposals, including Tony Brennan of Haringey Irish Centre.

He said: “We need capital to survive. Having a worldwide brand like Tottenham Hotspur nearby, their pulling power is a great benefit. It would make a huge difference to have extra match days and concerts in the new stadium.”

Cllr. Joe Goldberg said in support of the development: “I think Spurs should be congratulated overall. What we have here is a proper leisure destination. It think it is achievable that the development could be the greatest place in Britain.”

Donna Cullen, a trustee of the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation, said: “There are no jobs lost, just a lot of jobs created. The numbers are substantial. Where businesses had to move, it happened amicably and very politely.

“This is a great opportunity to bring about positive change. We want to be here for decades.”

The development will create 890 new jobs in the construction, and between 820 and 1,030 additional jobs as part of the redevelopment. It was promised that these jobs would be “made available to Haringey residents in the first instance.”

The public gallery was packed out, with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy sat in the front row of seating.

There was an element of farce at the beginning of the meeting, where the committee members were asked to declare the football clubs they support as a vested interest. This included Cllr Natan Doron being outed as a huge Spurs fan, and Cllr James Ryan declaring his support for Norwich City.

There was then a late representation from Spurs asking for an extended deadline for the build until December 2018 rather than by the end of August. This saw the committee adjourn for half an hour to consider, lengthening an already long and tiring meeting.

This was criticised by the committee, which said it was disappointed that negotiations on the development were happening at an open meeting.