AFC Wimbledon plans for new Plough Lane stadium go on display to the public

The Plough Lane venue is currently used for greyhound racing

The Plough Lane venue is currently used for greyhound racing

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Proposed plans for AFC Wimbledon in Plough Lane go on display today for fans to take a glimpse at the new stadium.

Club officials will be on hand to talk about plans to build a new stadium on the hotly contested site where greyhound racing currently takes place.

Proposals for the greyhound stadium by the opposing side will be on display today at the Wimbledon Park Hall until 5.30pm. 

Proposals from both the greyhound racing supporters and AFC Wimbledon will have to be considered by Merton Council’s planning committee in due course.

The first of three public consultations by AFC Wimbledon will take place today in partnership with Galliard Homes.

Computer-generated imagery of what the stadium would look like if it is built will be available to view at the exhibitions.

Visitors can provide feedback on the plans.

The first public exhibition will be staged at Lola Jones Hall, Tooting Leisure Centre until 8pm.

The leisure centre will host the second viewing tomorrow from 10am to 2pm, and on Tuesday, July 1 the plans will be on display at Wimbledon Park Hall in Arthur Road, Wimbledon, from 12pm until 4pm.

Visit the website for more information.

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4:03pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Westbank says...

What a great devolpment the new football ground,retail and housing will bring to the run down area of Summerstown.The plans will be a huge boost to local business and local people.The new ground is barely visible,tucked behind the retail and squash club.
What a great devolpment the new football ground,retail and housing will bring to the run down area of Summerstown.The plans will be a huge boost to local business and local people.The new ground is barely visible,tucked behind the retail and squash club. Westbank
  • Score: 9

10:41pm Fri 27 Jun 14

rob_c says...

Even as a Wimbledon fan inclined to support the club's return to the borough, I had a few misgivings about specific details of the club's plans (specifically transport issues and light pollution). Thankfully those were addressed by the consultants who were on hand to answer questions. It all looked pretty exciting to me, and I think the local economy would receive a real boost from passing trade, too.
Even as a Wimbledon fan inclined to support the club's return to the borough, I had a few misgivings about specific details of the club's plans (specifically transport issues and light pollution). Thankfully those were addressed by the consultants who were on hand to answer questions. It all looked pretty exciting to me, and I think the local economy would receive a real boost from passing trade, too. rob_c
  • Score: 6

4:48pm Sat 28 Jun 14

Westbank says...

As a Wimbledon supporter who travels to lots of away games,is there a ground with as many travel links as this proposed ground.Tooting Broadway (Northern line),Wimbledon Park(District Line),Haydons Road(Thameslink)Earl
sfield(South West Trains) all within a ten minute walk.With the main destination of supporters using Wimbledon mainline.No reason not to use public transport like most supporters of London football clubs.
As a Wimbledon supporter who travels to lots of away games,is there a ground with as many travel links as this proposed ground.Tooting Broadway (Northern line),Wimbledon Park(District Line),Haydons Road(Thameslink)Earl sfield(South West Trains) all within a ten minute walk.With the main destination of supporters using Wimbledon mainline.No reason not to use public transport like most supporters of London football clubs. Westbank
  • Score: 6

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