This page brings together the information received by Merton Council on Wimbledon Greyhound Stadium. There is considerable public interest in the site and we will update this web page regularly to keep everyone informed.

Latest news

27 September 2016: Secretary of State allows council to decide on AFC Wimbledon planning application

27 July 2016: Mayor of London Sadiq Khan considers handing AFC Wimbledon stadium plans back to Merton Council

On 27 July 2016 the Mayor of London indicated his preference to hand back the decision on AFC Wimbledon's planning application to Merton Council and announced a GLA public consultation into how best to progress AFC Wimbledon's planning application to build a football stadium and flats in Plough Lane, Merton, prior to making a final decision.

22 March 2016: Mayor of London calls in stadium planning application

On 22 March 2016 the Mayor of London considered a report by GLA (Greater London Authority) officers on the Wimbledon Stadium planning application.

The Mayor decided to call in the application. A final decision from the Mayor is likely to take place after the Mayoral Election on 5 May 2016.

10 December 2015: Merton Council unanimously approves stadium planning application

On 10 December 2015 Merton Council’s cross-party planning committee unanimously approved the planning application from AFC Wimbledon, Galliard Homes and GRA Ltd to build a new 20,000-seater football stadium in the borough.

The plans were then sent to the Mayor of London for his consideration.

September – October 2015

February 2015

  • We organised a public meeting on 11 February 2015 at Ricards Lodge School to give residents the opportunity to hear directly from AFC Wimbledon and Galliard Homes about their proposals for a new 11,000-20,000-seat football stadium, retail and residential development.
    Galliard Homes and AFC Wimbledon presentation
  • Wandsworth Council held a similar meeting for residents of Wandsworth on 2 February 2015: read Wandsworth Council press release

December 2014

July 2014

  • Our Sites and Policies Plan was adopted at full council on 9 July 2014, along with the Mayor's London Plan and national planning policy, to guide decisions on planning applications for the site.
    View the Sites and Policies Plan on our Local Plan page (site 37)

June 2014

January – April 2014

  • An independent inspector examined the Sites and Policies Plan and proposed a change relating to Site 37 Wimbledon Greyhound Stadium.
  • The proposed change is to remove reference to preparing additional planning guidance for the site and to insert reference to applicants consulting local communities and others before they submit a planning application.
  • Consultation on this and other amendments took place until 8 April 2014.

2012 – 2013

  • Our Sites and Policies Plan was published for a total of more than nine months to encourage people and organisations to have their say on what long-term development could look like, what various sites could be used for and where development could take place in Merton.