Update from tonight’s planning meeting about 12 storey building in Wimbledon town centre
Tonight, Merton's Planning Committee voted to allow this development.
The video recording from tonight’s meeting will shortly be available here.
It is clearly too large for Wimbledon, and we fear will set a precedent for other buildings of similar height.
The Liberal Democrat, Conservative and Residents Association councillors on the committee voted against it – challenging it on heights and design. All the Labour councillors on the Committee voted in favour.
While Planning decisions are usually final, there is a possibility that the Mayor of London can/will use his powers to review the development: we are looking into this, and we will let you know more details in due course.
When the Council adopted new planning rules for Wimbledon in November 2020, Liberal Democrat councillors proposed that a lower height limit be incorporated. Sadly this was not backed by either Labour or Conservative councillors.