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Tooting landmark receives planning protection

Tooting Constitutional Club has been granted Asset of Community Value (ACV) status, after lobbying from Sadiq Khan MP, local councillors and Tooting History Group. 

Over the last few months Sadiq has been working with the local community to object to the demolition of Tooting Constitutional Club, a historical building dating back to the early 1700s when Tooting was a Surrey village.

Before Christmas the campaign fought off attempts to turn the site into an 8-bar carwash, and now they’re fighting to prevent the building being from being demolished and turned into flats.

Local residents, members of the Tooting History Society and councillors have been up in arms to oppose plans they believe would be an eye sore and would see the community would lose this much-needed green space.

Sadiq and Cllr Alaina MacDonald submitted an ACV application to help provide protection for the constitutional club once the planning application is considered next week.

Sadiq Khan MP said,

“This is fantastic news for our campaign to protect such an important part of Tooting’s history! Not only will the ACV status help provide planning protection against demolition, but it also gives the community chance to bid for the site should it come up for sale.

“I am glad to see the council recognise the constitutional club as historically significant. Let’s hope they do the same and reject the planning application to demolish it!

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