Research carried out in Merton to inform our planning policies.

Design and built environment

Economic development

Flood risk

Merton Council (in partnership with Wandsworth Council) have produced an updated joint Level 1 (November 2020) and Level 2 (February 2021) Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA). This collates and analyses the most up-to date flood risk information from all sources. The assessment will inform the plan-making process and ensure new developments steer clear of high-risk flood areas. This information is available on Merton's Strategic Flood Risk Assessment

The mapping to support the Strategic Flood Risk Assessment is provided in the Merton SFRA online map



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