Last Updated on 27 November 2022
For instance, some of the documents filed this year are entirely new. But it is not at all clear how they intersect with the original documents from last year. Part of the problem arises from the AELTC’s use of different consultants to produce different documents and reports which over- (or under-) lap and in many cases restate the same proposition with a different slant. Merton’s consultant makes this point, too. There are no tracked changes to the documents that have been amended. We can find no single overarching document that brings all the documents together.
Therefore we have written to Merton’s planners suggesting that the AELTC should now withdraw their flawed application and start afresh with a new application that is complete, coherent and which addresses the deficiencies highlighted by Merton’s consultant in the present application. Preferably it should also address the widespread local opposition to the current plans by not turning Metropolitan Open Land into an industrial tennis complex.
You can read our letter here.