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Places and spaces in a growing borough

New Local Plan

Places and spaces in a growing borough

Our overall aim is to ensure the creation of sustainable, efficient and high quality design of the urban environment. We aim to conserve and where appropriate enhance Merton's heritage assets and distinctive character.

Policy Reference Policy Name Summary  
D12.1Delivering well designed and resilient neighbourhoodsThis is a strategic policy that sets out the key components of good design, including building design, site layout, tall buildings and the public realm.
D12.2Urban designThis policy aims to ensure the creation of sustainable, efficient and high quality design and layout of the urban environment, providing more detail than the strategic policy D12.1.
D12.3Ensuring high quality design for all developmentsThis policy aims to achieve high quality design and protection of amenity within the borough for new buildings, going into more detail about how to achieve this and the areas of design that need to be addressed.
D12.4

Alterations and extensions to existing buildings

This policy aims to achieve high quality design and protection of amenity within the borough for alterations and extensions to existing buildings.
D12.5Managing heritage assetsThis policy aims to conserve and, where appropriate, enhance Merton's heritage assets and distinctive character.
D12.6Tall buildingsThis policy sets the design parameters and locations for tall buildings in Merton. 
​D12.7​Advertisements​This policy aims to achieve high quality design and protection of amenity within the borough through appropriate control of advertisements.

D12.8

 

Digital infrastructureThis policy aims to encourage high quality design and protection of amenities within the borough through appropriate design of telecommunications equipment and digital infrastructure.
D12.9Shop front design and signageThis policy aims to achieve high quality design and protection of amenities within the borough through good quality shop front design and signage.
D12.10Dwelling conversionsThis policy aims to protect the number of family-size dwellings in the borough whilst allowing appropriate dwelling conversions.
D12.11Basements and subterranean design This policy aims to ensure that basement and subterranean developments do not cause harm to the built and natural environment, local amenity and do not result in increasing flooding or ground instability issues.

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

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

New Local Plan Stage 2a: Places and spaces in a growing borough

Archaeological Priority Tiers Map (Merton - whole borough)

Archaeological Priority Tiers Map (Colliers Wood)

Archaeological Priority Tiers Map (Mitcham)

Archaeological Priority Tiers Map (Raynes Park and Morden)

Archaeological Priority Tiers Map (Wimbledon and Raynes Park)

Heritage Policies Map (Merton - whole borough)

Heritage Policies Map (Colliers Wood)

Heritage Policies Map (Mitcham)

Heritage Policies Map (Raynes Park and Morden)

Heritage Policies Map (Wimbledon and Raynes Park)