​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 List of conservation areas.

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 DocumentsDate adopted
Affordable Housing (draft)2004 (draft)
Air Quality2021
Archaeology Part 1
Archaeology Part 2
Accessible Environments2003
A3 (Food and Drink) Use1999
Basement and subterranean planning guidance2017
Borough Character Study2021
Development Viability2018
Listed Buildings2000
Minimising pollution Part 1
Minimising pollution Part 2
Morden Station2014
Out of Centre Retail Development1999
Planting, landscaping and nature conservation2001

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 Estate2013
Shop front planning guidance2017
Small sites toolkit2021
Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS)​2020
Sustainable transport2004
Wimbledon  - FutureWimbledon2020

* 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