Fans urged to lobby mayor on Dons decision
Posted on 2nd August 2016
Fans of all clubs are being urged to support AFC Wimbledon’s move to a new permanent home.
Currently playing at Kingsmeadow, the Dons took a step closer to returning to their Plough Lane roots in December after Merton Council unanimously approved their planning application for a new ground.
Despite overwhelming local support and pressing need – Wimbledon will have the smallest ground in League One this season – the decision was “called in” by previous London Mayor Boris Johnson.
Now newly-elected London Mayor Sadiq Khan and the Greater London Authority have announced that they are considering reversing that decision – which would return the matter to Merton Council.
Their report suggests the new mayor is minded to heed GLA advice that there are “no strategically sound planning reasons to intervene”.
A two-week consultation period is now open for the GLA to consider to the call-in decision.
The Bring The Dons Home campaign group are asking for supporters or well-wishers to contact the Mayor and have setup a contact form for fans to do so.
Thanks to Sheppard Robson architects for the image used in this article.