Merton planners do it for developers

Is this tweet from our Dear (council) Leader effectively admitting that Merton Borough Council  masterminded planning approval for everyone’s favourite community club and their billionaire developer pals Galliard Homes?

Alambritis tweet


Meanwhile, AFC Wimbledon’s commercial director Ivor Heller seems pretty clear: it was Merton Council’s own Future Merton team wot won it for AFCW. Hip hip Hooray!

Ivor heller of AFCW praises FutureMerton for enabling planning approval

TOP TIP: Next time you’re thinking about making the effort to  comment on a planning application or respond to a Merton Borough Council consultation, it might be worth checking with the planners in advance, because if they’ve already made up their minds on the outcome, why bother?