PlanWimbledon has applied to become the registered Neighbourhood Forum for the Wimbledon area, including part of Merton Park. In a nutshell, it aims to “ensure that Wimbledon grows in a way that respects its distinctive character”.
In the hierarchical world of planning (National Planning Policy Planning Framework > London Plan > Merton Local Plan), a Neighbourhood Forum is an attempt to introduce an element of democracy into shaping development plans at the most local level.
The application is subject to a consultation which will run for six weeks from 12th April to 23rd May 2021. To ensure you know all about PlanWimbledon before responding, you can read the PlanWimbledon application in full here.
MPWRA have invited Lynne Gordon, Secretary and steering group member, to be our guest speaker at the MPWRA meeting at 8pm on Tuesday 6th April – via Zoom, you can attend using this link.