Campaigners are celebrating after a revised planning application for the Wheatsheaf pub was given the green light.

Wandsworth Council's planning committee approved new plans on Thursday, April 16, which will allow the ground floor of the pub to be retained and the first floor remaining as a community space and flat for the landlord.

The unused floors above will be converted into flats.

Dan Watkins, chairman of the Wheatsheaf supporters and Conservative parliamentary candidate for Tooting said, after 21 months of hard work, the campaign to save the site had finally reached its goals of retaining the pub and maximising community space.

Mr Watkins added: "In the best spirit of Tooting it was a community effort, and we're incredibly thankful for the people who signed the online petition, the application to list the pub as an asset of community value and who responded to the various consultations the council conducted.

"Together we have managed to preserve a historic building and a hub for the local community, but we have also triggered a broader movement within Wandsworth to give added protection to other community pubs, and we can all be proud of that.

"I'm aware that other sites with heritage and community value will be threatened in the future, but the successful Wheatsheaf campaign has showed that these buildings are valued by locals in Tooting - and that we're prepared to act if they are under threat."

Sadiq Khan, Labour parliamentary candidate for Tooting, was relieved the owners of the pub scaled down the plans and branded the campaign as a "real success for people power".

He added: "Our community-led campaign to save the Wheatsheaf has come a long way in the last two years.

"The doors of the pub are currently shut whilst huge renovation work is being carried out - but I am looking forward to celebrating with friends and neighbours in a new and improved Wheatsheaf in the coming weeks."