We are creating a new Local Plan to provide a sound basis for planning decisions. The plan will help guide how the borough develops over time and create a vision that enables the council to successfully and responsibly manage growth, while ensuring the best interests of the borough, its residents and businesses.
Stage 2 consultation
Consultation extended - have your say by 28 January 2019
Thank you if you have already responded to the Local Plan consultation. It has recently come to our attention that the transport policies were missing from the web version of the Infrastructure Chapter. You will now see the "Transport" document below.
If you have been using a paper version of the draft Local Plan then you will not have been affected.
Foreword and introduction
Strategic vision and objectives
Health and Wellbeing
- Our places (also containing sites proposed for allocation and land designations)
Infrastructure (schools, healthcare, utilities waste, digital)
Economy (including centres, business retail)
Environment (including open space, play space, leisure, green space, climate change, flood risk management, air quality)
To comment, please write to us quoting either the policy or site number that you are commenting on.
Take the survey
Post: FutureMerton team, London Borough of Merton, London Road, Morden SM4 5DX
Copies of the full document are also available to read at the Colliers Wood, Mitcham, Morden, Raynes Park and Wimbledon libraries.
For more information please email us at
email@example.com or phone us at 020 8545 3837
Stage 1 consultation October 2017 – January 2018
Consultation on Stage 1 of Merton's Local Plan 2020 took place between October 2017 and January 2018.
What is the new Local Plan?
Merton has many assets, including superb transport links, beautiful open green spaces, heritage buildings, and a lively business sector.
We are creating a new Local Plan to provide a sound basis for planning decisions. We know how important good planning decisions are for Merton residents, as they impact on the appearance of the local environment and how people use it. At the same time, it is in the interest of all who live and work in Merton to attract new talent and new business to enhance the borough's resilience to external change, sustain a buoyant long-term economy and ensure a quality built environment for generations to come.
The plan is designed to help guide how the borough develops over time and create a vision that enables the council to successfully and responsibly manage growth, while always ensuring the best interests of the borough, its residents and businesses. Merton is rich in assets and the opportunities they inevitably create. It is a place ripe for sustained economic success, and the Local Plan will mean that for years to come there will be a sound and consistent approach to ensuring a bright future for the borough and all who live and work here.