Update October 2016

The statutory consultation resulted in a number of representations and a petition from Hartland Way Cul de sac enclave which included Hartland Way, Amberley Way and Wentworth Close objecting to the proposed measures. The representations received to the statutory consultation along with officer's recommendations were reported to the Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Environment and Housing in August 2016. After careful consideration the Cabinet Member made the following decision;

  • To proceed with the making of the relevant Traffic Management Orders (TM0s) and the implementation of the proposed double yellow lines in, Litchfield Avenue, Rustington Walk, Rutland Drive (outside 2-68 and 81-129) and Claymore Close (except outside 1 and 2),
  • To implement waiting restrictions at all the junctions as set out in the drawings and the turning circle at the end of Rutland Drive cul-de-sac,
  • Subject to future funding, to investigate further measures that allows pavement parking on Hartland Way, Amberley Way and Wentworth Close, but to only implement junction waiting restrictions at this time.

To view a plan of the proposed waiting restrictions as approved by the Cabinet Member please click the following link.

Rutland Drive area plan of proposed waiting restrictions

Street works and implementation

It is anticipated that the works will start the week commencing 10 October 2016 for a period of 1 week, weather permitting. Work will be carried out between 8am and 4.30pm. To allow the works to be carried out as quickly as possible, temporary parking restrictions will be introduced. "No Parking" cones and signs will be in place to indicate the areas where parking would be prohibited. By doing so, this will keep the roads free of parked vehicles allowing a smooth transition of the works. Vehicles would be allowed back into the road once the lining work is complete or after the working day. Offending vehicles run the risk of receiving a fine and possible relocation. Residents will be allowed to park on the completed bays during the implementation work.

The Council is conscious of the inconvenience and the disruption that this work may cause and will endeavour to keep the impact to a minimum. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience that may be caused by these works.


Update 31 August 2016

Following the statutory consultation, the feedback from the community was reported to the Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Environment and Housing in early August.

Approval has been given to proceed with partial implementation of the proposed waiting restrictions in the Rutland Drive area.

For further information to the Cabinet Member decision and detailed information to the result of the statutory consultation please see the following link to the Cabinet Member report.

Decision sheet and Cabinet Member report - waiting restrictions Rutland Drive area


Statutory consultation - 21 January 2016

In April 2015 the Council asked residents in Rutland Drive and neighbouring roads on their views on a proposal for a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) option to be included as part of the previously agreed waiting restrictions. The outcome was that the residents rejected the CPZ option.

The Council is now consulting the community on its intention to introduce 'at any time' waiting restrictions (double yellow lines) on one side of each road within the area except for Amberley Way, Wentworth Close and the cul-de-sac end of Rutland Drive which will have double yellow lines on both sides of the roads due to the narrow widths.

To download a copy of the consultation newsletter please click the following link,
Rutland Drive Proposed Waiting Restrictions Statutory Consultation Newsletter

What happens next

A Notice of the Council's intentions 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 12 February 2016 quoting reference ES/RUTLAND DRIVE AREA.

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 office 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