Council stands by AFC Wimbledon decision

Merton Council’s planning committee met for the first time this week (15 September) since Mayor of London Sadiq Khan handed back the decision on AFC Wimbledon’s plans with Galliard Homes for new homes and a new stadium in Plough Lane.

AFC Wimbledon plans

AFC Wimbledon plans

The cross-party planning committee noted the Mayor’s decision and the unanimous decision it made in December 2015 to give the go-ahead to AFC Wimbledon and Galliard Homes. Officers will now finalise the planning process of completing legal agreements and look forward to progressing delivery on site. The council has always been adamant that the Plough Lane site should be for sporting intensification. The new development will eventually comprise over 600 much-needed new homes, a 20,000 seater stadium, retail space, a squash and fitness club, car and cycle parking.

Leader of the council Councillor Stephen Alambritis said: “We continue to support the return of AFC Wimbledon to home turf. This is the only planning application we have received for the Plough Lane site and it will be great to see this part of the borough rejuvenated and benefiting from the proposed development including new homes as well as business opportunities. We are continuing to progress work on the plans to ensure this project is a London success story that provides jobs, homes and entertainment to benefit thousands of people every year.”

Planning committee paper