Consultation

Have a real voice in planning Wimbledon’s future
– Vote YES for PlanWimbledon

WHAT
PlanWimbledon is an opportunity for local people to have a say in how our area develops through a community-driven set of local planning rules.
We can impact many things such as community space, housing, green spaces as well as building standards, materials & design etc.

Everyone who lives or works here and cares about the future of Wimbledon is encouraged to take part. 

WHY
Wimbledon is facing a period of unprecedented change with a need to address the climate emergency, as well as responding to the impact caused by the pandemic.

It is essential that local people have a say in how our area develops. A neighbourhood plan gives you a statutory (legal) say in the future planning of Wimbledon.

WHERE
The proposed PlanWimbledon encompasses everyone who has a vested interest, either emotionally or economically, in Wimbledon – people who live, work, shop, send their children to school here, etc.

Centred on Wimbledon Town, the proposed area stretches from the Village, to Wimbledon Park, South Wimbledon, Merton Park, Wimbledon Chase to North-West Wimbledon.

The proposed PlanWimbledon area is the outcome of extensive consultation throughout the area and its boundary. The proposed area encompasses residents, businesses, workers, associations, faith groups, educational establishments, and many more, who feel this is the Wimbledon they live in and belong to. 

To see a map of the proposed PlanWimbledon Area, please click here.

HOW
The Locality Act of 2011 created neighbourhood planning for those areas which no longer have parish councils – nearly 3,000 localities have begun to produce neighbourhood plans since then.

A neighbourhood plan is drawn up by a neighbourhood forum which is a statutory body and therefore, needs to be designated by the Local Council. PlanWimbledon is seeking designation as a forum and we need your vote in the public consultation which starts on the 12th of April for six weeks.  

If successful in gaining designation as a forum, we will consult with the whole community to prepare a neighbourhood plan.  The plan will then be subject to a public referendum before it comes into force.

To find out more about PlanWimbledon, please see our FAQ page here.

HOW TO VOTE
Please watch this space – We are awaiting details from the council.

You will be asked two questions:
Q1. Do you support PlanWimbledon’s application to be designated as a neighbourhood forum?
Q2. Do you agree with the proposed PlanWimbledon Area?

To support us, please vote YES, twice, namely YES to PlanWimbledon being designated as a neighbourhood forum and YES to the proposed PlanWimbledon area.

Of note:
For your vote to be valid and counted by the council, you have to (must) provide your full address and email contact details.