LATEST: Decision day approaches: application due to go before planners on Thursday December 10th Find out more
Do you live in Wimbledon, Wandsworth, Tooting or Earlsfield? Are you aware that major plans have been submitted by AFC Wimbledon in partnership with housing developers Galliard Homes to demolish and rebuild on the site of the historic greyhound stadium site in Plough Lane?
The planning application is set for decision by Merton’s Planning Committee on Thursday December 10, 2015. The closing date for comments has passed, but you are still entitled to let local councillors and your MP know your views. Find out who they are and how to get in touch.
Include your name, address, the planning reference number 14/P4361 and clearly state your objections on planning grounds (traffic, transportation, flood risk, parking etc).
In brief, the club and billionaire housing developers want to impose on our neighbourhood (and one of the busiest traffic junctions in SW19):
- 602 new homes for 1491 new residents, who will need SCHOOL PLACES at already over-stretched local schools and GP APPOINTMENTS at local surgeries already operating at capacity.
- a 20,000-seater stadium with NO CAR PARKING SPACES FOR FANS (except the public bays in local streets), NO COACH PARKING SPACES for visiting supporters, NO TAXI BAYS, road closures planned to allow supporters to move through local residential streets. Full info on traffic implications of this planning application
- a large-scale development that builds homes on a site with – until recently – the highest flood risk designation. Details on why and how this designation has been downgraded following the submission of AFC Wimbledon and Galliard Homes plans was not made publicly available during the public consultation period. Which is odd, isn’t it?
These plans could – and probably will! – greatly affect the quality of your life: get informed and have your say on the future of this key site on the borders of Wimbledon and Wandsworth.
FThe best way to find out more about these plans on an ongoing basis is to read our blog posts right here and follow our Twitter feed @SW19Stadium
PLEASE NOTE: All information listed on this site is in the public domain – we simply intend to collate it in order for local residents to make an informed decision about matters occurring in their backyard. Support your neighbourhood: make your voice heard.