Update 17 June 2016

Following approval by the Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Environment and Housing to proceed with the implementation of the proposed waiting restrictions as consulted from 3rd March to 29th March 2016, the Council is now making arrangement for the implementation of the yellow line restrictions on-site within the next 4 weeks.

Please see the below links to view the Cabinet Member decision sheet and the report detailing the feedback from the statutory consultation.


3 March 2016

Following requests from residents and Ward Members for the borough-wide introduction of double yellow lines to tackle obstructive parking, the Council is proposing to introduce 'at any time' waiting restrictions at various junction locations across the borough.

Locations of proposed waiting restrictions

Click the following links to view the plan of proposed waiting restrictions;

The proposed waiting restriction measures aim to improve safety, visibility and provide clear access for all road users, this is particularly important for emergency service vehicles (ambulance and fire engines) and the council's refuse collection service vehicles.

Statutory consultation

The statutory consultation period begins on Thursday 3rd March until Monday 29th March 2016.

What happens next

A Notice of the Council's intensions to make the relevant Traffic Management Orders (TMO) for the required changes will be published in the local news paper (The Guardian), London Gazette and posted on lamp columns in the vicinity. Representations for and against the proposals must be done in writing to the Head of Sustainable Communities, Merton Civic Centre, London Road, Morden, Surrey, SM4 5DX or email trafficandhighways@merton.gov.uk by no later than 29 March 2016 quoting reference wrrec.

Objections must relate only to the elements of the scheme that are subject to this statutory consultation. The Council is required to give weight to the nature and content of your representations and not necessarily the quantity. Your reasons are therefore important to us.

All representations along with Officers' comments and recommendations will be presented in a report to the Cabinet Member for Environmental Sustainability and Regeneration. Please note that responses to any representations received will not be made until a final decision is made by the Cabinet Member. Once a decision is made by the Cabinet Member residents will be informed accordingly.

Copies of the proposed Traffic Management Order (TMO), a plan identifying the area affected by the proposal and the Council's 'statement of reasons' can be inspected at the Merton Link, Merton Civic Centre, London Road, Morden, Surrey, during the Council's normal officer hours Monday to Fridays, 9am to 5pm.


Contact us

Traffic & Highways
Merton Civic Centre
London Road
Telephone: 020 8545 3214
Fax: 020 8545 4865
Email: trafficandhighways@merton.gov.uk