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Archive for the ‘Planning’ Category

Recent planning applications affecting Wimbledon town centre

by Dundonald Lib Dems on 31 May, 2016

There are currently a number of developments and planning applications affecting Wimbledon town centre that are going to have a big impact on the area. Please see below for brief details, where you can find more information and how you can have your say (if the deadline for comments is still open). You can see […]

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Redevelopment of Manuplastics site on Kingston Rd

by Dundonald Lib Dems on 15 May, 2016

Comments submitted on the planning application 16/P1208 by Apostles resident Giles Bailey: “Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the new proposals for the former Manuplastics site on Kingston Road.

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Rainbow Estate development – decision expected

by Dundonald Lib Dems on 12 September, 2015

Merton’s Planning Committee will be making a decision on the Planning Application about the Rainbow Estate near Raynes Park Station on September 17th 2015 at 1915hrs. The report to the councillors on the Planning Application Committee is recommending “granting permission”. Local LibDems have campaigned for several years that this application will cause significant traffic congestion […]

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Rainbow Industrial Estate – have your say

by Dundonald Lib Dems on 19 January, 2015

Applications for planning permission were lodged with Merton Council in December. The plans are for 229 flats (5 to 7 storey buildings) and 3,400m2 of employment space, on the nearly 20,000m2 site (that means about 17% of the site). There are also plans for a station “drop off” area at the site’s entrance, which is at the junction of Grand Drive and Approach Road, […]

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Proposals for Rainbow Industrial Estate

by Dundonald Lib Dems on 5 November, 2014

Workspace Ltd, the owners of the Rainbow Industrial Estate, are currently consulting on renewed plans for the site. The area is currently used by a range of businesses including a coach company, in the area southwest of Raynes Park station between the railway tracks that head south to Motspur Park. There have been a range […]

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Latest plans for the Rainbow Industrial Estate

by Dundonald Lib Dems on 15 September, 2014

The owners of the Rainbow Industrial Estate, Workspace Group, are holding a public exhibition of their plans to develop it, at Raynes Park Library on Thursday 18th September:  6.30pm–9pm and Friday 19th September: 2pm–8pm. The plans for 220 flats and 3,400m2 of employment space, on the 1.94 hectare site. There are also plans for a […]

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Legal challenge to appropriation of part of Dundonald Rec

by Dundonald Lib Dems on 1 August, 2014

Yesterday, the High Court gave two judgments on the legal challenge to the appropriation of part of Dundonald Rec in order to expand Dundonald Primary. To exercise its powers lawfully, Merton’s Council cabinet had to determine the land was no longer required for its present purpose, that is as public open space. The Court looked […]

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Sustainable living in Merton

by Dundonald Lib Dems on 2 April, 2014

Lib Dem councillors were successful at the Council meeting tonight,  getting the Council to agree to introduce a “One Planet Merton” framework, requiring all Council policies and activities to be judged against their impact on the environment. We know we need to reduce our ecological footprint by two thirds in order to establish a fairer […]

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Improving cycling

by Dundonald Lib Dems on 18 December, 2013

Merton is awaiting the outcome of its bid for funding from Transport for London for a ‘mini-holland‘ scheme, to improve cycling routes and facilities in the borough. These should be announced by the Mayor of London in mid Feb 2014. The funding is supposed to provide approximately three outer London boroughs with the funds to […]

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Call to protect open space on Dundonald Rec

by Dundonald Lib Dems on 20 November, 2013

At the Council meeting on 20 November, a motion was proposed by Liberal Democrat and other opposition councillors calling on Merton Council to reconsider their controversial plans to appropriate open space on Dundonald Rec to expand Dundonald Primary. Cllr Iain Dysart, who signed the motion for Merton Lib Dems, said: “We were pleased to introduce […]

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