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Cabinet Member approval and implementation

Following approval by the Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Housing and Transport to proceed with the implementation of the proposed waiting restrictions as consulted in May / June 2019, the Council is now making arrangements for the implementation of the yellow line restrictions on-site.

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

Cabinet Member decision and statutory consultation report

Statutory consultation

We have received reports from residents regarding obstructive parking in Heathfield Drive area. In response to these reports we are proposing to introduce waiting restrictions (double yellow lines) to address obstructive parking and assist with movement of traffic. 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 our refuse collection service vehicles.

To view an electronic copy of the consultation newsletter and proposed layout of restrictions please click the following web link,

Heathfield Drive area waiting restrictions newsletter / plan

The statutory consultation period begins on Thursday 16 May to Friday 7 June 2019.

What happens next

A Notice of our intension to make the relevant Traffic Management Orders (TMO) for the required changes will be published in the local newspaper (The Guardian), London Gazette and posted on lamp columns in the vicinity. Representations for and against the proposals must be done by email, trafficandhighways@merton.gov.uk or in writing to, Head of Sustainable Communities, Merton Civic Centre, London Road, Morden, Surrey, SM4 5DX by no later than 7 June 2019 quoting reference ES/wrheathfield

Objections must relate only to the elements of the scheme that are subject to this statutory consultation. We are 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 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