Update 20 September 2016
Following the statutory consultation that took place early summer 2016, the feedback from the community was reported to the Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Environment and Housing. Approval has been given to proceed with implementation of the taxi rank anticipated in late October / November 2016. For further information see the link below for the Cabinet Member decision sheet and for detailed information to the statutory consultation please see the link to the Cabinet Member report.
Morden Road taxi rank Cabinet Member decision sheet
Morden Road taxi rank statutory consultation Cabinet Member report
Statutory Consultation 26 May 2016
In co-operation with Transport for London (TfL) and in preparation for the scheduled 24 hours running at the weekends for the London Underground Northern Line at South Wimbledon Underground Station, we are proposing to introduce a taxi rank on Morden Road at the location as illustrated on the attached plan.
The proposed Taxi Rank will operate every night between 10pm - 6am. Outside of these hours waiting or stopping (parking) by any vehicle will not be allowed. The location of the Taxi Rank is to provide convenient taxi facilities for use by 'tube' passengers when returning home late at night or in the early morning hours.
To view a plan of the proposed taxi rank location please click the following link.
Taxi rank location plan
What happens next
A Notice of the Council's intentions to make the relevant Traffic Management Orders (TMOs) for the required changes will be published in the local newspaper (The Guardian), London Gazette and posted on lamp columns in the vicinity.
All representations must be in writing by either emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or to Environment & Regeneration Department, futureMerton, Merton Civic Centre, London Road, Morden, Surrey, SM4 5DX.
All comments must be received no later than 17 June 2016 quoting reference ES/TAXI_MORDEN_RD
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.
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 Merton Link, Merton Civic Centre, London Road, Morden, Surrey, SM4 5DX during the Council's normal office hours Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.
All representations along with Officers' comments and recommendations will be presented in the 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 all who made a representation will be informed accordingly.