SPURS will not be forgiven if they walk away from their lifelong home and choose the Olympic Stadium over White Hart Lane, Tottenham MP David Lammy has said.

Reeling from the revelation that Tottenham Hotspur have submitted a rival bid for the Olympic Stadium, in Stratford, following the 2010 games, Mr Lammy issued a furious statement.

He said: "I am surprised to hear Spurs are also considering moving into the Olympic Stadium. It seems entirely wrong-headed to be directing efforts to a stadium on the other side of London when there is a fantastic opportunity to redevelop their home into a world-class stadium.

"Football clubs belong at the heart of their communities – Tottenham fans would never forgive Spurs if they walk out of White Hart Lane."

Spurs have spent three years doing the groundwork for a redevelopment of White Hart Lane ground which would also provide regeneration to Northumberland Park - one of the most deprived wards in the country.

If it goes ahead, it would have create thousands of jobs in a constituency with the highest unemployment rates in London as well as 200 new homes in a borough that has 19,000 households on the social housing waiting list.

The plans were given the green light following a unanimous decision to approve the scheme at a planning meeting last night.

Mr Lammy said he hoped Spurs would choose to stay in his constituency hailing it as "the best thing that could to happen to the area for a generation."

Spurs may have been encouraged to submit a second stadium bid following a disagreement with Transport for London (TfL) over the amount of money the club should contribute to improvement works.

TfL, chaired by London mayor Boris Johnson, has asked for £3million while Tottenham Hotspur are only prepared to donate £2million.

As the mayor has final say on major planning applications in London including the £400million Northumberland Park project, he may be minded to refuse consent putting plans in jeopardy.