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Fans urged to lobby mayor on Dons decision

This is a story from the FSF archive – the FSF and SD merged to become the FSA in 2019.

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.

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