Write Now – Here’s How

Merton council has launched a second round of public consultation to gauge the views of local residents – BTDH therefore urges all Dons fans who live in SW19, SW18 and SW17 to re-iterate their support for the stadium proposals.

The consultation closes on 8 October 2015. The planning application reference ’14/P4361′ must be quoted. Letters should be sent to: Sabah Halli, Development Control, London Borough of Merton, Merton Civic Centre, London Road, Morden SM4 5DX. The address for emails is planning.representations@merton.gov.uk

Your letter or email simply needs to say that you have read the changes and still support the planning application.

This consultation follows additional information and minor changes made to the plans following detailed discussions between council planners and the club.

The amended plans can be seen here.

The additional submission includes:

* Further information and analysis on a range of topics including flood risk, transport and design

* A change to the design of the stadium to enliven the pedestrian street which runs from north to south across the site, opening up the east stand for a cafeteria area and a childcare facility.

BTDH spokesman Charlie Talbot said: “The additional information reflects the care and thought that has gone into the application. The one change to the stadium design should be welcomed by all because it will provide childcare facilities for the occupants of the apartments and make the pedestrian street an attractive venue.

“Despite this, we expect that some vocal local opposition will be voiced and so it’s more important than ever that Dons fans living in SW17, 18 and 19 give the council positive feedback.

“Wimbledon fans in those postcodes should email or write to the council saying simply that they’ve studied the changes and remain in favour of the stadium being built.”