Plans Unveiled

A mixed-use housing development in Plough Lane, Wimbledon was given the go ahead by Merton Council’s Planning and Applications Committee in a special meeting on Monday 15 November 2004.

The development, which includes a number of green initiatives, will provide the borough with 570 additional flats, of which 170 will be used for affordable housing. Other facilities include a doctor’s surgery and a number of business units.

Approval of the site was granted subject to the completion of a number of section 106 obligations ensuring sustainable measures are used in the design of the buildings. Solar hot water collectors will provide some of the hot water used by the residents on-site and recycled water is also available via a rainwater recycling system.

Local residents traffic concerns for the site have also been addressed with the following initiatives:
A free bicycle voucher for each household
A pre-paid Oyster travel card to the value of £100 to each household
Diversion of the 493 bus route passed the site with new bus stops provided
City car club scheme
Safer routes to school initiatives

Councillor Philip Jones, Chair of the Planning Applications Committee said; ‘This development will replace one of the biggest eye-sores in the borough with much needed new homes. This will relieve pressures on green spaces elsewhere in Merton.’


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