Following the construction of Wimbledon AFC Stadium, the Council is proposing to amend the existing parking, waiting and loading restrictions along Plough Lane to address existing obstructive parking and to prevent the potential  increase in obstructive parking.

Proposals

The proposed changes are shown on the attached drawing (Z78-365-01). It is proposed to introduce double yellow lines along the entire length of Plough Lane to operate at all times under an Experimental Traffic Management Order. This will allow the Council to implement the proposed restrictions, monitor and assess the effects of the restrictions during the consultation stage. The Experimental Order will be reviewed after the initial six months and a final decision will be made after the initial 6 months and before the 18th month subject to Cabinet Member approval. The Experimental Order will come into operation on 25 May 2020.

What happens next

A Notice of the Council's intention to introduce the above measures will be published in a local newspaper (The Wimbledon and Mitcham Times), London Gazette and posted on lamp columns in the vicinity. Representations against the proposals described in this Notice must be made in writing to the Head of Future Merton, Merton Civic Centre, London Road, Morden, Surrey, SM4 5DX or email trafficandhighways@merton.gov.uk by no later than 30 November 2020 quoting reference ES/wrpl.  Objections must relate only to the elements of the scheme that are subject to this statutory consultation.

All representations along with Officers' comments and recommendations will be presented in a report to the Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Trans­port and Housing. Please note that responses to any representations received will not be made until a final decision is made by the Cabinet Member. The Council is required to give weight to the nature and content of your representation and not necessarily the quantity. Your reasons are, therefore, important to us.​