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Estates Local Plan examination

Merton's Estates Local Plan was submitted to the Secretary of State on 31 March 2017. Mr Nicholas Taylor BA (Hons) MRTPI will examine the council's Estates Local Plan over the course of the next six months on behalf of the Secretary of State.

Pauline Butcher has been appointed as Programme Officer to manage the Estates Local Plan examination on behalf of the Planning Inspector. Email

Public Consultation after the examination hearings: 26 September to 7 November 2017

Main Modifications to Merton's Estates Local Plan

The Council is consulting on the Main Modifications to Merton's Estates Local Plan for 6 weeks from 26 September to 7 November 2017.

Merton's Examination Library

As part of this examination, the Inspector held a public hearing at Merton Civic Centre. The Hearings part of the Examination took place between 4 - 6 July at 10.00am in the Council Chamber at the Civic Centre, London Road, Morden, SM4 5DX.

Following the close of the Hearing sessions on 6th July 2017 and in the light of the council's formal request to the Inspector to recommend Main Modifications (MMs) to address matters of soundness, the Inspector has now providing an outline of the required MMs. More information is available in the Inspector's note which is available via the following link below:

Inspector's Post-Hearing Outline of Required Main Modifications

Information about the Hearings: 4-6 July 2017

Hearing Agenda for 4, 5 and 6 July 2017

The following documents have been issued by the Inspector:

Statements to the Inspector's matters: 16 June 2017

Matter 1 – The Overall Plan

Matter 2 – Eastfields Estate

Matter 3 – High Path Estate

Matter 4 – Ravensbury Estate

Contact us

For more information on Merton's Estates Local Plan please contact:

London Borough of Merton
Merton Civic Centre
London Road
Morden SM4 5DX

Telephone: 020 8545 3837