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Housing provision

New Local Plan

Housing provision

Our overall aim is to support the provision of additional homes to meet Merton’s substantial population growth and housing need, especially for genuinely affordable homes and a diverse range of housing to support and encourage mixed inclusive sustainable resilient communities.

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Policy Reference Policy Name Summary  
H11.1Housing choiceThis policy aims to ensure existing and future residents have a choice of different types, sizes and costs of homes.
H11.2Housing provisionThis policy aims to set out how the delivery of additional homes for the plan period will be achieved.
H11.3Housing mixThis policy requires proposals to contribute to meeting the needs of different households and sets out the borough level housing mix that development proposals will need to take account of.
H11.4Supported care housing for vulnerable people or secure residential institutions for people housed as part of the criminal justice systemThis policy sets out the requirements for proposals for supported care housing.
H11.5Student housing, other housing with shared facilities and bedsits This policy sets out the requirements for proposals for student housing, other housing with shared facilities and / or  bedsits.
H11.6Accommodation for Gypsies and TravellersThis policy sets out the criteria against which proposals for additional or alternative Gypsy and Traveller accommodation will be considered against.
H11.7Build to RentThis policy sets out the requirements concerning Build to Rent proposals.

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

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

New Local Plan: Housing Provision