​Supplementary planning documents (SPDs) give further guidance on planning policies in the Local Plan. They can be:

  • character appraisals of a particular area
  • topic-based supplementary planning guidance notes; or
  • planning briefs for a specific site

Conservation area character appraisals

For character appraisals of Merton's conservation areas see the Conservation list in the section Urban design and conservation.

Supplementary planning documents

For details on the planning policies which accompany these guidance notes see 'Sites and Policies Plan: Part I Detailed Planning Policies' in the Local Plan.

Supplementary Planning Documents Date adopted
Affordable Housing (draft) 2004 (draft)
Air Quality 2021
Archaeology Part 1
Archaeology Part 2
Accessible Environments 2003
A3 (Food and Drink) Use 1999
Basement and subterranean planning guidance 2017
Borough Character Study 2021
Design 2004
Development Viability 2018
Listed Buildings 2000
Minimising pollution Part 1
Minimising pollution Part 2
Morden Station 2014
Out of Centre Retail Development 1999
Planting, landscaping and nature conservation 2001

Planning Obligations SPD adopted 2006 *

Please note that templates for unilateral undertakings can be found on the planning applications forms and fees page

Raynes Park – Rainbow Estate 2013

Shop front planning guidance

Small sites toolkit 2021
Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) ​2020
Sustainable transport 2004

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* Supplementary and updated information to that described in the planning obligations SPD can be found on the Section 106 and planning obligations webpage.

Mitcham Planning Brief Archive

Wimbledon planning brief archives