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Background Information

This page contains background and more information on the environment, the 1993 covenants and our response to the proposed AELTC Wimbledon Park Project, through links to other websites, online resources and documents.

Neil Thomson, a Landscape Architect, has created this illustration of the AELTC (Wimbledon Tennis) plans to build extensively on Wimbledon Park (on what used to be the golf

course), including new buildings, paths, roads, entrance plazas and drainage features.

(click on the map to expand it)

Map illustrating the proposed AELTC development2023-06-20 AELTC Wimbledon Park Project map illustrating buildings and roads v2.2.jpg

Save Wimbledon Park Legal and Council Minutes Research Briefing, September 2022:

The golf course is part of the Wimbledon Park Open Space, the heart of Capability Brown’s Park. It’s protected as Metropolitan Open Land (=Green Belt), Grade II* listed, Conservation Area and Site of Importance for Nature Conservation (SINC). When Merton decided to sell in 1993, they committed to maintain it as open space. Both Merton and the All England assured the public that there would be no development, covenanting that the land would not be used except for leisure, recreation and open space, nor built upon except as ancillary to recreation or open space use...read more

The Wimbledon Society is committed to protecting all those local amenities that contribute to our quality of life. There are a number of articles on their website, which include all the letters of objection sent to Merton and Wandsworth Councils covering the Covenant, Soil Excavation and Lorry Movements and environmental issues

The Wimbledon Park Residents' Association has submitted a number of responses to the AELTC planning application which can be found on it's website, along with other relevant news articles

The Friends of Wimbledon Park (FOWP) is a voluntary organisation that aims to give a voice to local people, community groups and other interested parties, to protect and enhance this well-loved landscape for future generations. FOWP has submitted several responses to the proposed AELTC Wimbledon Park planning application.

This is the 5th submission from Friends of Wimbledon Park, which concerns several documents submitted by AELTC in June 2022. This response was sent to Merton and Wandsworth Planning departments on 11 July 2022.

Having finally worked our way through all of the 101 planning documents submitted by AELTC, here is the Friends of Wimbledon Park 4th response to the AELTC planning application, which was sent to Merton (LBM) and Wandsworth (LBW) Councils on 22 April 2022.

Having continued working our way through the 101 planning documents submitted by AELTC, here is the Friends of Wimbledon Park 3rd response to the AELTC planning application, which was sent to Merton (LBM) and Wandsworth (LBW) Councils on 27 January 2022.

Having continued working our way through the 101 planning documents submitted by AELTC, here is the Friends of Wimbledon Park 2nd response to the AELTC planning application, which was sent to Merton (LBM) and Wandsworth (LBW) Councils on 13 January 2022.

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