Football pitch plans for Wimbledon's Morden Park scrapped

Plans to build a floodlit football centre on part of Morden Park in Wimbledon have been dropped after local opposition.

A campaign against the proposal to create a Goals Soccer Centre at the park forced the local authority Merton Council to launch a nine-month independent consultation over future development plans.

Merton Council cabinet member for environment and leisure services Councillor David Simpson said the local authority was adamant an independent consultation should let as many people as possible have their say.

He added: "As a result we now have a comprehensive idea of what people are and aren't looking for in their park.

"We are so lucky to have more than 100 acres of open green space in the park and will continue to ensure any proposals for the park would only further enhance the area."

 

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