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A Call to Action to Save Wimbledon Park – The AELTC’s Planning Application and their latest ‘Planning Update’

By 21 July 2022July 26th, 2022No Comments

Last Updated on 26 July 2022

We are working with a number of local Residents’ Associations and national organisations to ‘Save Wimbledon Park’ from a significant development proposed by the AELTC which would include an 8,000 seater stadium, 38 other tennis courts, ten ancillary buildings, and 9km of paths and roadways, resulting in the destruction of local habitats and destroying the Capability Brown landscape in this area. The old golf course is Metropolitan Open Land (equivalent to Green Belt), a Grade II* listed parkland with ancient trees, is in a conservation area and is a Site of Importance for Nature Conservation, all intended as protection from inappropriate development. The park straddles the Merton/Wandsworth borough boundary.

If you are concerned about the AELTC’s proposals, you should write to both Councils giving the reasons why you think this development should not happen. Please state your name and address and:

Write to Merton Council at quoting reference 21/P2900 and to Wandsworth Council at quoting reference 2021/3609

A briefing paper is attached that sets out the concerns and reasons why you should object to the application.