AFC Wimbledon submits new stadium plan

The football club founded in response to the decision to allow Wimbledon FC to relocate to Milton Keynes in Buckinghamshire has submitted a planning application for a new stadium at Plough Lane, Wimbledon.

Greyhound stadium: club has submitted redevelopment application (picture credit Miguel, Flickr)
Greyhound stadium: club has submitted redevelopment application (picture credit Miguel, Flickr)

|n a statement, AFC Wimbledon said that the application to the London Borough of Merton seeks permission for a stadium with an initial capacity of 11,000, with permission to extend this, on the site of the Wimbledon Greyhound Stadium.

The greyhound stadium is near to the site of the Plough Lane football stadium, the former home of Wimbledon FC which became a housing development in 2008.

The League 2 club, founded in 2002, says that it has outgrown its temporary home at Kingsmeadow, Kingston upon Thames, where it currently plays its home games.

The club's planning application also seeks permission to build 600 residential units, along with retail and commercial space and a leisure club, the statement added.

AFC Wimbledon chief executive Erik Samuelson said: "It is an extremely comprehensive proposal covering every aspect of the development and associated issues."

AFC Wimbledon said that detailed plans would not be available until the council has completed its verification process. The plans would be made available for public scrutiny once this is completed, the statement added.


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