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

Have your say by 6 January 2019

We are seeking your views on stage 2 of Merton’s draft Local Plan.

The draft Local Plan has been broken down into chapters to make it easier to download. Starting with “our places”, Chapters will be added between 31 October and 7 November 2018.

To comment, please write to us by either, quoting the policy or site number that you are commenting on

Take the survey

Email: future.merton@merton.gov.uk

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 future.merton@merton.gov.uk 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.

Consultation results

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.