Issues on the Common

Proposed development of the Tooting Triangle site

FOTC have kept closely in contact with the proposals for the development of the Triangle site over the last several years, and have made comments at a number of stages. This is an important and contentious subject.

Following consultation with FOTC members, FOTC sent a submission to, and gave evidence at, the public inquiry into the proposed development (ran by the Planning Inspectorate), which took place in June 2022.

The report of the public inquiry, in November 2022, refused the application for the proposed development. Wandsworth Council are now considering other possible options for the Triangle site.

Condition of Tooting Common

There has been very considerable wear and damage to a number of parts of the Common as a result of heavy usage, particularly during summer 2020. These problems have been exacerbated recently by waterlogging, resulting in a number of large muddy areas. FOTC have raised these issues of concern with Enable (who manage the Common on the Council’s behalf).

Toilets on Tooting Common

FOTC have for a number of years raised the need for more toilet provision on Tooting Common. We therefore welcome the opening to the public of the toilets in the changing rooms by Tooting Bec Road. We also welcome the improved signage to available toilets on the Common. We are continuing to raise the need for toilet provision in the northern part of the Common.

Anti-social behaviour, including large late-night noisy events

During summer 2020, there were concerns at a number of (illegal) late-night noisy events and parties on the Common, and other antisocial behaviour.

If anyone witnesses antisocial behaviour of any kind please report it to the Metropolitan Police Service by calling 101.  If it feels like the situation could get heated or violent very soon, if someone is in immediate danger, or if a person needs support right away, please call 999.

Wandsworth Council consultation on Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs)

In July 2023, Wandsworth Council consulted on the continuation of the borough-wide PSPO. Friends of Tooting Common responded to the consultation, as it relates to Tooting Common, as below.