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Economy

Our overall aim is to support economic recovery, business investment and jobs growth through encouraging developments that provide a greater number and range of jobs and services.

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Policy Reference Policy Name Summary  
EC13.1Promoting economic growth and successful high streets

This Strategic Policy sets out the overall aim to support economic recovery, business investment and jobs growth through encouraging developments that provide a greater number and range of jobs and services.

EC13.2Business locations in Merton

This policy aims to support businesses and retain employment in the borough, by protecting the areas designated as Strategic Industrial Locations and Locally Significant Industrial Sites.

EC13.3Protection of scattered employment sites 

This policy aims to protect the scattered employment sites that sit outside the town centres and other designated employment areas.

EC13.4Local employment opportunities 

This policy aims to support local employment, business retention and inward investment opportunities, through maximising employment, business and other economic opportunities for our residents.

TC13.5Merton's town centres and neighbourhood parades 

This policy aims to maintain and improve the vitality of our town centres, by supporting new development in the town centres and neighbourhood parades, making sure that it improves the character and local environment.

TC13.6Development of town centre type uses outside town centres 

This policy aims to protect our town centres by ensuring that only the right types of development can be built outside of the town centre areas.

TC13.7Protecting corner / local shops 

This policy aims to protect corner and local shops throughout Merton, to ensure residents have access to convenience shopping facilities within walking distance of their homes.

TC13.8Food and drink / leisure and entertainment

This policy aims to support the provision of food, drink, entertainment and leisure uses to ensure residents have access to a range of services and facilities.

TC13.9Culture, arts and tourism developmentThis policy aims to support and encourage cultural, arts and tourism uses.

Local Plan Publication Stage 3 – 22 July to 6 September 2021

Previous consultation documents Stage 2a - November 2020 to February 2021

New Local Plan: Economy

Economy Policies Map (Colliers Wood)

Economy Policies Map (Merton)

Economy Policies Map (Mitcham)

Economy Policies Map (Wimbledon)

Economy Polices Map (Raynes Park and Morden)