A woman living next to Plough Lane has pledged to move house if AFC Wimbledon stadium plans are approved tonight over fears for the future.

Neighbours have expressed fears over the large volume of traffic on match days, what they say is a lack of parking and over-crowding on public transport and fears over negative behaviour of fans.

One woman who did not want to be identified said she was planning to move house after 39 years because she cannot bear the thought of living near the new stadium.

Among the speakers at tonight’s meeting is Iain Simpson, chairman of the Wimbledon Park Residents' Association, who has long pledged opposition.

In July when the club submitted changes to its planning application, it said they primarily related to the basement, ground and podium level of the residential blocks, the north/south street and the east stand of the stadium.

Surveys on the traffic levels and use of public transport had been carried out and analysed.

A statement from the club said at the time: "With these additional submissions we believe that the initial concerns regarding flooding, highways (including parking), sustainability/energy and design including accessibility have now been addressed."

Mr Simpson said: “Our position has been very straight forward.

“We will repeat a lot of our concerns about the application tonight.

“I wish I had a crystal ball. Given the massive support it has had from the council I would have thought it was inevitable.

“I am sure there will be a huge crowd of AFC Wimbledon fans down there tonight.

“Let’s hope the occasion doesn’t digress into a pantomime.”

The resident, who asked not to be named, said: “I have lost all faith.

“If we have any flooding here after they approve the stadium we are done for.

“It is all about the name of the road for a club that never even played here.”

She added she was planning to move out as soon as possible after almost 40 years.

Merton Council’s planning committee will decide tonight whether to approve AFC Wimbledon’s application.

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Leader of the council, Councillor Stephen Alambritis, said: “The council has ear marked this site for sporting intensification and this has been agreed by the Mayor of London.

"The site is owned by the Greyhound Racing Association and Galliard Homes and they have submitted a planning application which includes a stadium for AFC Wimbledon.

"The council’s independent planning committee will look at the application in the context of the need to retain this site for sporting intensification, taking planning requirements into account.”