Save Wandworth MOL

Springfield hospital has appealed the decision by the council to reject their planning application for their massive housing development and it has come to light that the part of Wandsworth common at the top of Burntwood lane and Trinity Road will be lost to allow for the additional traffic development.

Please sign the e-petition and help us get this message out to the whole Wandsworth. 

The traffic is already shocking, and green spaces both at the golf driving centre/ Springfield site/ Common area make this a great open space for the local community.

Have a look at their new website –

This is your chance to express your concerns about the threats to the golf course and to Metropolitan Open Land including Wandsworth Common!

We all agree that the Springfield Hospital needs to have its facilities upgraded to provide a suitable environment for patients and to improve working conditions for staff.

What we don’t want to happen is to have the MOL (Metropolitan Open Land) managed and ruined by developers. There is even a proposed bus route through a new privately-managed park on the MOL.

The Central London Golf Centre ( is enjoyed by many London residents. It is a prime example of how sports like golf can provide a healthy outlet for youth and encourage a healthier lifestyle for all residents of all ages.  The Central London Golf Centre operates on MOL just off Burntwood Lane and is the only publicly accessible golf course of its kind in central London. Why should something as fantastic as that, which welcomes anybody keen to try golf be taken away?

In order for the Trust to update their facilities, the size of the development with its 839 homes need not be so large to meet the Trust’s mental health goals.  It will create extra traffic and pollution and will sacrifice and fragment the fantastic spaces of the MOL.  The local community would be sacrificing an institution in its own right – the golf course, but also sacrificing the fantastic open spaces of the MOL. Not only that, they would need to cut back parts of Wandsworth Common just to accommodate the increase in traffic! Yes that’s right, cut away the fantastic green spaces to allow for larger roads, more traffic, more pollution and even more noise.

Please join us and support your local community by saying NO to this development.  We urgently need your support to put a stop to the excessive development plans being proposed.

Last time round, the Neighbours of Springfield led a campaign which resulted in approximately 4,000 objections.  You can further support Neighbours of Springfield and Residents of St Georges Grove by signing this e-petition.

We can show the positive benefits of social networking so join us to preserve our commons and save our golf course enjoyed by so many. Please share this with any likeminded friends, family and co-workers.

Let’s encourage the developers and the NHS Trust to  scale back the proposed developments on the Springfield site so that it is not a profit-making enterprise at the expense of the MOL.

Please take the time to check out the Neighbours of Springfield website and all the work they have done to protect our MOL.



Bert Naughton

Bert Naughton

A local resident of Wandsworth with an interested in the local community and a mission to explain to all and sundry the correct pronunciation of Magdalen (as in the college).

One Response to Save Wandworth MOL

  1. Jocelyn Berger Jocelyn Berger says:

    It would be criminally short-sighted to deliberately limit Metropolitan Open Land (MOL)on Wandsworth Common at the junction of Burntwood Lane and Trinity Road. The increased noise and pollution from extra traffic would cause the area to deteriorate.

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