Rachael Stokes

Earlsfield Woman

Football fan or not, AFC Wimbledon want to hear from you

AFC WimbeldonI’m afraid you will not read many football based blogs on this site – even during the World Cup. However, I do want to alert you to proposed plans from AFC Wimbledon and Galliard Homes to redevelop the site of the current dog track on Plough Lane.

Although the area technically falls within Merton Council, they are keen to share their proposals with Wandsworth residents and hear our views before putting forward their planning application.

Development Plans
Plans for redevelopment include the following:

– Demolition of the current stadium

– A new 11,000 seat football stadium in the first phase of development, with

– community facilities and hospitality and the potential to extend up to a maximum of 20,000 if and when the club progresses

– Approximately 600 new homes with basement parking delivered by Galliard Homes

– A squash club/fitness club with contemporary training facilities

– Local retail space

– Approximately 330 car parking spaces and cycle parking

– High quality landscaping throughout

Public consultation
The developers are hosting a number of outreach events so local residents can learn more about the plans for the site and offer feedback:

Friday 27th June, 12 – 8pm
Lola Jones Hall, Tooting Leisure Centre, Greaves Place, SW17 0NE

Saturday 28th June, 10am – 2pm
Lola Jones Hall, as above

Tuesday 1 July, 12 – 4pm
Wimbledon Park Hall, 170 Arthur Road, SW19 8AQ

I will be also meeting with the developers separately. If you are unable to attend any of the events above – or if you already have views you want to share with me – you can contact me at my new email address rstokes@wandsworth.gov.uk or reply at the bottom of this post. In the meantime, I will keep you posted as I learn more.

And now I’ll let you get back to the watching the World Cup.

3 comments on “Football fan or not, AFC Wimbledon want to hear from you

  1. Ray Armfield
    June 13, 2014

    It’s a fantastic opportunity for a ‘Big Society’ award-winning community-based football club (owned by their fans) to return to their spiritual home of Plough Lane. Please give AFC Wimbledon your support to make this happen!

  2. Lili
    June 14, 2014

    Wonderful to hear they will be coming home !! They should never have left ! The stadium and area around it is so grimy & neglected that im delighted to hear that it will be getting a makeover . As an earlsfield resident I welcome this scheme , although it could cause traffic problems on home match days in the surrounding area , which i hope will be carefully catered for .

  3. Barbara
    October 11, 2014

    I shown my husband that AFC Wimbledon could be coming home and he couldnt be more delighted, he surpport AFC Wimbledon as well as MK Dons .Also i cant think of anything better for this part of wandsworth it does look shaby and could do with a facelift.. when we had Wimbledon FC there before they moved we coped it was alittle noisey but well behaved. And with most of the local streets controlled with parking meter now it might be in the clubs interest to advise on the use off public transport

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