It’s not just us, the Environment Agency, Transport for London, Sport England, the Wimbledon Park Residents Association and the Wimbledon Society who are making the point that AFC Wimbledon and Galliard Homes need to revisit their proposals for Plough Lane in order to make them acceptable on planning grounds.
The local press is also highlighting the fact that key issues need to be addressed before the football club’s scheme to redevelop Wimbledon Greyhound Stadium can be approved.
Check out this page 1 article from the South London Press on Friday January 30, 2015 : SLP Front page 30.1.150001
The report confirms:
- flaws in the stadium plan are ‘mounting up as residents’ groups and government bodies file objections’ find out more
- the Environment Agency ‘is demanding more information to prove the scheme will not raise flood risk’
- Transport for London and Sport England are concerned ‘that the new stadium will not provide enough facilities for residents’
- AFCW’s partner Galliard Homes would need to stump up an extra £1.25million a year to provide extra bus services to cope with the number of visitors to home games
The article points out too that the developers need to address all these concerns before the planning application can come before Merton Borough Council’s planning committee.
In the meantime, developers are hosting two public meetings about their plans for Plough Lane:
TONIGHT Monday Feb 2, 2015, at Burntwood School, Tooting, starting at 7pm in the Drama Hall
WEDNESDAY February 11, 2015, at Ricards Lodge School, Wimbledon, starting at 7pm in the main hall