Below is a list of significant approved planning applications in the Wimbledon/Raynes Park/Motspur Park area.
- Plans for Wimbledon Hill Road – A Public exhibition on 11 January 2018 revealed details of a proposal for the change of the ‘Bank Buildings’ at 41-47 Wimbledon Hill Road in Wimbledon Town Centre with a new hotel and shops to be part of the development. A planning application has been approved regarding this redevelopment to provide retail, financial and professional services and a hotel and partial demolition of the existing building.
- Demolition of existing buildings and structures and redevelopment for a new building comprising of a hotel and three commercial units, Dundonald. This application is for the demolition of the existing buildings and structures and redevelopment comprising of a hotel and three commercial units at 27-39 Hartfield Road.
- Demolition of existing retail and workshop and erection of 5 storey A1, A2 and A3 and 9 residential units, Merton Park. This is an application for full planning permission for the demolition of an existing retail and workshop and the erection of a 5 storey containing A1, A2 and A3 use and residential units consisting of 7 x two bedroom and 2 x one bedroom self-contained flats, 361 Kingston Road Raynes Park London SW20 8JX.
- Application to determine whether prior approval is needed for the change from retail to residential providing 9 additional residential units, Merton Park. This application is to determine whether prior approval is needed for the proposed change from retail to residential providing 9 residential units, 290-302a Kingston Road.
- Merton Hall, Kingston Road. Erection of a new worship/church hall, cafe, foyer and meeting rooms. The Hall will be the new site for the Elim Church, who need to relocate from the High Path estate to make way for the Harris Wimbledon Academy (the Council is swapping the land to make sure there's enough room for the school). There was a campaign against this planning application, you can see more here. Read the minutes from the Planning Committee approving the application.
Wandle river development, Haslemere estate (border of Wimbledon and Earlsfield). This development includes 19% affordable housing, 21% below Merton Council's target. See the minutes from the Planning Committee approving the application.
Rainbow Industrial Estate, Grand Drive. Due to the scale of this residential and commercial development, it also has a planning brief.
Wimbledon Stadium, Plough Lane. Further background information on the return of the Dons to Wimbledon.
- Dundonald Church and residential flats, Kingston Road, Raynes Park.
- Demolition of former car showroom and erection of residential building comprising 34 self-contained flats , Dundonald ward. This application is to demolish the existing buildings and erect a part three, part four storey residential building comprising 34 self-contained flats (3 X studio, 14 X 1 bed & 17 X 2 bed) at 32-34 Bushey Road Raynes Park.
- 85 residential units on former Wolfston site, Copse Hill. This application specifies that 30 per cent of the residential units will be affordable. Merton Council's Core Strategy sets a target of 40 per cent. The development is also in a Conservation Area.
- Affordable homes to be included in Wimbledon Hill Park scheme - Planning permission has been granted for 57 new homes at Wimbledon Hill Park on the grounds of what was once the 2nd Duke of Wellington’s ancestral residence at Copse Hill. This is the third phase of the Berkeley Homes development.
- 21 flats and 2 three bedroom houses to replace Phoenix Hotel, Abbey. This application is to demolish the existing Phoenix Hotel on Merton Road, to be replaced by a five storey building comprising 21 flats and 2 three bedroom detached houses plus parking.
- 19 apartments, 2 semi-detached houses and 2 detached houses, Hillside. This application is to demolish existing three blocks of flats and garages, to be replaced by a four storey block of 19 apartments with basement level parking and 2 semi-detached houses and 2 detached houses with parking.
Offices and flats on old Manuplastics factory site, Kingston Road. Planning application for 110 homes and office space, 7 storeys was decided on 22 Feb 2018. An application for a five-storey self storage unit was refused in 2009. A similar, slightly different application was made in relation to the site in late 2017.
You can see comments from the Dundonald Lib Dem team to the 2017 application here.
- 45-48 Rothesay Avenue, Merton Park: Demolishing of existing buildings and erection of 9 two bedroom flats within a four storey building.
- Application for prior approval for change of use from offices to 12 residential units, Hillside. The application applies to 138 - 140 Alexandra Road, SW19 7JY.
- Demolition of existing building and erection of a two storey block of flats, Abbey. This application is to demolish the existing building and erect a two storey block of flats with an additional basement floor, providing 9 self-contained flats (comprising 6 x 2 bed flats and 3 x 1 bed flats) at 63A Kingston Road.
- Old Lamp Works: 134 residential units, Abbey. Demolition of existing structures and marsh court play area to provide 134 residential units, car parking, cycle parking and public realm works.
- Change of use from Public House to retail/Commercial space on ground floor and 9 self-contained flats above, Dundonald. This application is to change the use from public house to ground floor retail/commercial use with 9 flats above (6 x 1 bed and 3 x 2 bed flats), including demolition of existing taxi hire business with curtilage location.
- 20 self-contained flats, 141 The Broadway, Made in Italy, Wimbledon. Six storey residential block with new frontage.