Consultation for Future Wimbledon project is extended to 2019
The consultation period for the Future Wimbledon project - a long-term vision for Wimbledon town centre, giving it more green spaces and pedestrian access - has been extended to 2019.
Future Wimbledon has aimed to provide a framework for developing the area and delivering aspirations for the town for 2030 and beyond.
Merton council is seeking opinions on the plans, which now remain open for consultation until January 6.
Planners believe there will be significant investment opportunities in Wimbledon when Crossrail 2 arrives, although there is much uncertainty about work in the town centre – including the potential partial demolition of the Centre Court shopping centre.
Pictured above is a vision for a pedestrianised Broadway, outside New Wimbledon Theatre.
Future Wimbledon will be running design workshops outside Wimbledon Theatre from 11am-2pm on November 10.
An additional chance for comments will come with two more forums in the town centre.
The Friends of Wimbledon Town Centre group is hosting a public meeting in Merton Arts Space, at the back of Wimbledon Library at 7.30pm on Monday (November 12).
Love Wimbledon is hosting an update from Merton Council so businesses, landlords and agents can have their say on the new masterplam.
It takes place at Domestic & General Group, 11 Worple Road, SW19 4JS, from 6pm-8pm on November 15.
Priorities on the masterplan include:
Mid-rise contextual architecture
Over station development
Future Wimbledon has produced the following artist's impression, including pedestrianised areas (marked in orange):
Helen Clark Bell, CEO of Love Wimbledon, said: "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."
November 7, 2018