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AFC Wimbledon one step closer to Plough Lane move

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 Football News 24/

AFC Wimbledon have received a major boost in their hopes of building a new stadium at Plough Lane after Secretary of State, Sajid Javid, announced he wouldn't be calling in their planning application.

Their application to move to Plough Lane was accepted last December by Merton Council, however, the decision was reviewed by Boris Johnson, the mayor of London at the time.

The Chief Executive of AFC Wimbledon, Erik Samuelson said: “We would like to thank the very many people who have supported us in this and previous campaigns, in particular by writing to the relevant authorities to urge approval of the application. Such support is a sign of the continued determination to return to Wimbledon that has sustained us over the time since we re-formed."

He added that "we can start planning with confidence to give AFC Wimbledon a secure future at the heart of the community the club represents, as well as building many much-needed homes and providing a major boost to the economy of the area."

Samuelson was obviously delighted and excited by the news by ending his statement with “After so many years in exile, the Dons are coming home!”

JC

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