Khan to back Wimbledon Stadium

London Mayor Sadiq Khan is likely to give the green light to plans for a 20,000 seat football stadium and more than 600 homes on the site of the Wimbledon Greyhound Stadium.

Sadiq Khan has said that he is abandoning the decision of his predecessor to call in the football stadium planning application.

Merton Council has given its backing for the redevelopment plans for the dog stadium site, which lies on the borough boundary with Wandsworth, supporting a new football stadium plus 602 homes and a supermarket.

Wandsworth Council is unhappy about this development, it opposes the new stadium. Wandsworth’s leader Ravi Govindia said: “This is a very disappointing decision by the Mayor which paves the way for major upheaval and disruption in Earlsfield and Tooting.

“Building a large football stadium and many hundreds of new homes here will certainly have an impact on the area and will inevitably lead to increased pressure on local transport infrastructure and other public services.

“When Mr Khan was MP for Tooting he opposed these plans because of the impact this development would have on his constituents. Quite why he has changed his mind so dramatically in the space of just a few months is difficult to fathom.”

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