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A FAMILY have blocked Chelsea’s £1billion stadium plans in court because they say it will block out their sunlight. (PHOTOS)

Nicholas and Lucinda Crosthwaite have lived in a cottage next to Stamford Bridge for 50 years, and have blocked Chelsea’s £1billion stadium plans because they say it will overshadow their cottage and block out their sunlight.
 Blocked . . . Chelsea's planned redevelopment of their stadium Stamford Bridge has been delayed
They took out an injunction in May saying the 60,000-seater stadium will cast a permanent shadow over their home.

Chelsea FC, owned by billionaire
 Roman Abramovich offered the protesting couple a six-figure sum to waive their claim
Roman Abramovich, reportedly offered them a six-figure sum to waive their claim but they turned it down.

The Mayor of London had signed off the plans.

A consultation of 13,000 residents earned 97.5 per cent support, and Chelsea have compensated other homeowners.
Hammersmith and Fulham councillors will discuss the row on Monday.

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