Acces Framework for Wimbledon and Putney Commons

The Access Framework for Wimbledon and Putney Commons has been approved by the Conservators.  Its purpose is to allow requests for access to Wimbledon and Putney Commons to be considered in a comprehensive, consistent and structured manner that respects the duties, powers and prohibitions that govern the Commons as set out in the relevant legislation.

The three fundamental criteria against which any request for access must be assessed reflect the
principal duties of the Conservators as set out in the 1871 Act:

1. Is the proposed use compatible with the stated purposes of ‘exercise and recreation’

2. In the context of the Commons being established in order to be used for recreational purposes for the public benefit, but subject to the duty to protect and conserve their natural features, vegetation and wildlife, would the proposed use cause unacceptable levels of damage?

3. Would the proposed use cause intereference with other users that could not be readily managed?

The full Access Framework for Wimbledon and Putney Commons can be downloaded here.  

 

 

13 May 2020