|EC13.1||Promoting 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.
|EC13.2||Business 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.
|EC13.3||Protection of scattered employment sites |
This policy aims to protect the scattered employment sites that sit outside the town centres and other designated employment areas.
|EC13.4||Local 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.
|TC13.5||Merton'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.
|TC13.6||Development 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.
|TC13.7||Protecting 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.
|TC13.8||Food 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.
|TC13.9||Culture, arts and tourism development||This 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)