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NEW! GLA to decide on AELTC planning application

The GLA are now the planning authority who will decide whether or not the AELTC plans for an industrial tennis complex in Wimbledon Park are granted planning permission.

Read the full Wimbledon Society statement here

AELTC Development

The All England Lawn Tennis Club are proposing a significant development on the adjacent golf course including 38 new tennis courts and an 8,000 seater stadium. We and many other local and national organisations have voiced our concerns about this.

Read about the plans and our concerns here

Planning and Environment

We monitor changes to the planning system, local planning applications and impacts on our environment.

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Wimbledon Museum has reopened following an extensive refurbishment and redesign.

Opening times: Friday, Saturday and Sunday 2.30pm to 5pm

Find out more here. Please support this exciting project by giving a donation, large or small here.

Please note that our online shop is open.

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Check out our What’s On pages for all the latest news about our events, online talks and exhibitions and the latest edition of our Wimbledon Diary

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Latest News

Planning and Environment
4 July 2024

Approaches to Sustainable Design & Construction

Approaches to Sustainable Design & Construction Explanatory Note London Borough of Merton On 10th November 2023, Merton Council published a revised 15-page explanatory note on ‘Approaches to Sustainable Design &…
18 June 2024

Visit to the Houses of Parliament

The Houses of Parliament in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland serve as the seat of our Parliament, comprising the House of Commons and the House of…
AELTCNewsPlanning and Environment
11 June 2024

AELTC Planning Application – Representations to the GLA

The AELTC’s application to develop the former Wimbledon Park Golf Course is now being decided by the GLA.  The Wimbledon Society has been working with other local groups as “Save…
AELTCNewsPlanning and Environment
10 May 2024

AELTC amended plans

After almost three years of community opposition to the AELTC's disastrous plans to turn the former Wimbledon Park Golf Course into an industrial tennis complex, they have now filed some…
Local HistoryNewsPlanning and Environment
17 April 2024

Raising a Stink

Wimbledon has a number of curious poles.  They look like very tall Victorian lamp-posts, but without a lamp at the top.  They are ventilation stacks, more commonly known as "stink…
NewsPlanning and EnvironmentWimbledon Town Centre
19 March 2024

Merton’s Local Plan – our response to the Inspectors’ Main Modifications.

A new Local Plan for Merton has been in preparation for some years.  This determines planning policies for the Borough for the next 15 years.  It needs to be compliant…


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#BIKEMARKINGEVENT | Colliers Wood Safer Neighbourhood team will be bike marking outside the CO - OP on Christchurch road SW19 TOMORROW between 1630 and 1830hrs.

Come on down for FREE bike marking!

London Rivers Week 2024: Morden Hall Park Family Craft & River Dipping experience to celebrate London Rivers Week 2024, 23 June, 10am-12pm. Details at

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"The developer’s claimed 23% Biodiversity Net Gain is, in fact, a 36% Biodiversity Net Loss... failing to meet the London Plan Guidance."

See the #SaveWimbledonPark submissions to the GLA here:

#GreenNotGreed @WimSoc

And to recognise the value of green belt in and around our cities. @SaveWimbldnPark @CPRELondon