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Appeal Merton Council's scheme to build on Dundonald Rec. Protect public parks and open spaces - stop local authorities building on them

A recent judgement in the High Court puts all public parks and open space under threat of building by local authorities.
Merton Council has granted itself permission to expand a school* on to scarce public open space.  Public rights to a recreation ground used by local residents and sports people for over 100 years have been removed.  Building on this land is against planning and environmental policies and a ruling from the National Planning Inspector. It should be stopped.

(*Better educational sites are available - there is no excuse for taking away public open space.)

A local group 'Protect Dundonald Rec' is challenging the judgement - we now have a chance to change the law and open local authority planning decisions to proper independent scrutiny.  Our legal case is going to the Court of Appeal and we desperately need your help to raise awareness, bring pressure on central government to give greater protection to irreplaceable green spaces, and raise funds for the legal challenge.  Your park could be next!

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This petition was delivered to:
  • Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
    Eric Pickles
  • MP for Wimbledon
    Stephen Hammond

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