FUTURE WIMBLEDON MASTERPLAN: Merton Council launches consultation
Last Thursday Merton Council launched the NEW proposals for the Wimbledon masterplan at the Wimbledon Community Forum meeting and the full masterplan is now available on their website.
The area covered by the masterplan stretches across the whole Love Wimbledon BID area so we do encourage you to read it.
Merton Council is keen to hear the business voice as well as residents and other stakeholders. The consultation currently closes on 7th December.
READ THE FULL MASTERPLAN HERE (140 pages)
Emerging Priorities on The Masterplan:
- Greening Wimbledon
- Mid-rise contextual architecture
- Public space
- Cultural space
- Traffic intervention
- Transport interchange
- Over station development
- Retail offer
Helen Clark Bell, CEO of Love Wimbledon comments, “Love Wimbledon has been an integral part of the consultation process over the last few years that has led to the development of the masterplan for Wimbledon. Having worked with Merton Council and the Design Council on the initial Design Competition in 2014, it is great to see so many of these initial ideas being brought forward to give Wimbledon town centre a strong vision and aspirations for managed growth over the next few decades.
“We are particularly keen to see the emphasis on greening of the town and improvement of public space to enhance the pedestrian experience as this is paramount in the development of any town. We look forward to hearing the views of local businesses, landowners and other stakeholders during this consultation to ensure that Wimbledon further develops as an attractive town for commerce, which in turn delivers a great place for individuals, either as residents, employees or visitors to enjoy their leisure time.”
Date for your diary
Love Wimbledon and Merton Council will be organising a business, landlord and agent briefing session to answer questions you may have. We expect this to be in early November and will be in contact again when the details are confirmed.
What is a masterplan?
A masterplan of an area, in this case Wimbledon Town Centre, provides a long term vision for the future development of the area. This stems from understanding how people interact with and use the town, its buildings and its public spaces. It helps to guide development and investment decisions, promoting economic growth and giving clarity to investors, landowners over the quality and scope of proposed development. It provides a structured approach and creates a clear framework for developing an area and delivers strong aspirations for the town for 2030 and beyond.
Visit the FUTURE WIMBLEDON WEBSITE