Council to hold public meeting on potential football stadium

Merton Council has organised for a public meeting to give Merton residents the opportunity to hear directly from applicants, AFC Wimbledon and Galliard Homes, about their proposals for a new 11,000-20,000-seat football stadium, retail and residential development. Residents will also be able to ask the applicants questions they may have about the proposed development of the Plough Lane site.

The meeting will be as follows:

Date: Wednesday 11 February 2015

Venue: Ricards Lodge School main hall, Lake Road, Wimbledon SW19 7HB

Time: 7pm-8.30pm

The meeting will be chaired by Merton Councils’ head of sustainable communities James McGinlay.  Wandsworth Council is holding a similar meeting for residents of Wandsworth on the evening of Monday 2 February at the Drama Hall, Burntwood School, Burntwood Lane, SW17 0AQ.

Merton Council  has taken the decision to host these meetings given the huge public interest in such a major development in the borough.

The planning application and associated documents are available on Merton’s website. (reference 14/P4361) Residents and businesses can submit their views online. The public consultation about the proposals for the site is open until 2 February 2015.