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The Telegraph: Wimbledon Expansion: MPs urge Londoners to reject £200m Plans

The Telegraph: Wimbledon Expansion: MPs urge Londoners to reject £200m Plans

"Wimbledon Expansion: MPs urge Londoners to reject £200m Plans"


"Stephen Hammond and Fleur Anderson, MPs for Wimbledon and Putney respectively, say plans ‘disrespect the protected status of the land’"


"WImbledon fear not expanding will see them fall behind other grand slams. The two MPs involved in Wimbledon’s controversial expansion plans, Stephen Hammond and Fleur Anderson, have claimed that the proposed development “totally disrespects the protected status of the land”.


Hammond is the Conservative MP for Wimbledon, and Anderson the Labour representative for Putney, but the suggested changes to what used to be Wimbledon Park Golf Course would cut across both their territories.


At the end of last year, the plans were passed by Merton Council but rejected by Wandsworth (again, there is a split between the two boroughs). They are presently under consideration by the Greater London Authority, although London’s mayor Sadiq Khan has recused himself from the debate after previously expressing his support.

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