Merton Council hint on Dons return to SW19

Council hint on Dons return to SW19

Council hint on Dons return to SW19

First published in Drop The Dons by

Buried within Merton Council’s new planning document is a hint the authority is keen for AFC Wimbledon to bring football back to SW19.

A list of sites earmarked for development includes Wimbledon Greyhound stadium in Plough Lane, and the council states its preferred use for the site – which is metres from the former home of Wimbledon FC – is an “intensification of sporting activity”.

The authority has previously said it was in talks with AFC about a return to the borough, but would not reveal details of possible sites.

The sites and policies development plan also suggested Colliers Wood Library could move up the road to the Colliers Wood community centre – which is earmarked for rebuilding as a mixture of community and residential space.

It features plans to rebuild or improve libraries in West Barnes, Mitcham and Wimbledon – something that could be paid for by adding residential units to the library sites.

There are also signs that a proposed tram line from Mitcham and Morden to Sutton is being seriously considered by planning officers, with notes on some site entries revealing land would need to be retained for the expanded tram network.

Also lined up for development are car parks across the borough – including those at York Close in Morden, Morden station, Queens Road in Wimbledon and Raleigh Gardens in Mitcham.

Other sites listed include the five-storey YMCA building in Wimbledon Broadway, the Bond Road Day Nursery in Mitcham, Merton Hall in Wimbledon, Gifford House in Morden and the Morden Assembly Hall.

For a full list see merton.gov.uk/environment/planning/planningpolicy/ldf/sites_policies_dpd.htm.

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12:27am Sat 21 Jan 12

Scouse_DB says...

I think the timing of this is just perfect to hep boost the MK Dons name change petition.

Well if you believe this you will believe anything.

The local (Labour) council near me was going to knock down a council estate and rebuild it as that is what the residents wanted.

We voted, Cons' got in, and it was never going to happen anyway.

They are leeching on your dreams which makes me ask who are the real suckers.

Good luck changing your name AFC Kingstonian when you are still stuck outside Merton in 10 years time.
I think the timing of this is just perfect to hep boost the MK Dons name change petition. Well if you believe this you will believe anything. The local (Labour) council near me was going to knock down a council estate and rebuild it as that is what the residents wanted. We voted, Cons' got in, and it was never going to happen anyway. They are leeching on your dreams which makes me ask who are the real suckers. Good luck changing your name AFC Kingstonian when you are still stuck outside Merton in 10 years time. Scouse_DB
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12:27am Sat 21 Jan 12

Scouse_DB says...

I think the timing of this is just perfect to hep boost the MK Dons name change petition.

Well if you believe this you will believe anything.

The local (Labour) council near me was going to knock down a council estate and rebuild it as that is what the residents wanted.

We voted, Cons' got in, and it was never going to happen anyway.

They are leeching on your dreams which makes me ask who are the real suckers.

Good luck changing your name AFC Kingstonian when you are still stuck outside Merton in 10 years time.
I think the timing of this is just perfect to hep boost the MK Dons name change petition. Well if you believe this you will believe anything. The local (Labour) council near me was going to knock down a council estate and rebuild it as that is what the residents wanted. We voted, Cons' got in, and it was never going to happen anyway. They are leeching on your dreams which makes me ask who are the real suckers. Good luck changing your name AFC Kingstonian when you are still stuck outside Merton in 10 years time. Scouse_DB
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9:13am Sat 21 Jan 12

simonk133 says...

Point of pedantry, but Wimbledon Stadium isn't actually in SW19 - the postcode is SW17 0BL. Indeed it's only just in the borough of Merton, the Plough Lane roundabout being the boundary with Wandsworth.
Point of pedantry, but Wimbledon Stadium isn't actually in SW19 - the postcode is SW17 0BL. Indeed it's only just in the borough of Merton, the Plough Lane roundabout being the boundary with Wandsworth. simonk133
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