Have Your Say On Major Planning Application Until February 2nd

Particularly affecting residents in Earlsfield, Wimbledon Park and Tooting

A planning application for the redevelopment of the majority of the Wimbledon Greyhound Stadium site has been submitted by AFC Wimbledon and Galliard Homes, and is now open for comment until February 2nd .

The detailed plans now on Merton Council's website confirm that Wimbledon Football Club wants to build a 20,000 capacity stadium, with an initial 11,000 seats.

Along with partner Galliard Homes, it plans shops, a squash and fitness club, 602 homes with basement parking, 297 car parking spaces and cycle parking. The existing Wimbledon Stadium in Plough Lane would be demolished as part of the scheme, which would be completed in phases.

Wimbledon Chief Executive Erik Samuelson has said that the plans are the culmination of 18 months intensive work for the club, Galliard Homes, and a team of specialist advisers.

But a report commissioned by Wimbledon Park Residents' Association has claimed there could be problems with flooding, traffic and transport if AFC Wimbledon's stadium plans go ahead.

And a rival plan for the site involves expanding the greyhound stadium to a 4,500 seat area as well as building 550 new homes.

Merton Council is taking comments on AFC Wimbledon's plans until February 2nd. The reference number for this application is 14/P4361 and the planning application documents are available to view online.

Link to Merton's planning explorer to view the application

If you would like to comment on this planning application, please send any comments you may have to planning.representations@merton.gov.uk by February 2nd 2015. You should include the following details:

  1.  Application reference number:14/P4361
  2.  Your name
  3.  Your address
  4.  Planning application description
  5.  Your comments

To find the plans on the council's online Planning Explorer, search for plan 14/P4361.

January 20, 2015