New stadium update

Earlier today the Greater London Authority (GLA) announced that it was beginning a consultation in relation to the club’s planning application for a new stadium in Merton.

Please see the GLA website  for the statement in full.

As we understand it, this latest news means that the Mayor of London has called for any additional information that may challenge the original decision by Merton Council to approve the application.  If no substantial new information is forthcoming during the 14 day consultation period then the application will revert to Merton Council which has already voted unanimously in favour of it.

AFC Wimbledon Chief Executive Erik Samuelson said: “We are delighted that the Mayor of London has announced the next steps in the process.

“The planning application we submitted to Merton Council was subject to two public consultations and a very thorough review by the council’s planning committee, along with planning officers at Wandsworth Council, and the GLA.

“All of those representatives supported the approval of the planning application. Therefore, we are confident that this further consultation will end with the planning application being returned to Merton Council.

“Once we have had a chance to fully assess the GLA’s statement, we will offer guidance to supporters about how they can help. Until this guidance is published, we ask fans to be patient in our quest to return the club to its spiritual home.”