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Current and planned consultations


Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Start: 26 Aug 2021
Ends: 07 Oct 2021
Why do we want your views?

Merton’s draft Housing Delivery Strategy considers the need for new homes in Merton and the mechanisms through which they might be delivered, with an emphasis on the need for new affordable housing. Drawing on views expressed in workshops, conversations with groups and individuals across the council and externally and on a range of evidence in relation to housing supply and demand, it identifies specific actions that are most relevant to and with the best prospect of success in Merton.

This is an overarching strategy with a focus on securing housing growth, and is intended to complement a wider group of policies and strategies, in particular the Local Plan and the Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy.

You can read the draft Housing Delivery Strategy and the Action Plan on our website here.

We are particularly looking for feedback from those who deliver new homes and housing providers for people including those who are homeless, older people, people with learning disabilities, those with physical and mental illness and young people leaving care.

Why do we want your views?

Each year the Government makes changes to the legislation that governs the calculation and award of the prescribed Council Tax Reduction (CTR) Scheme for pensioners and Housing Benefit (HB). These changes affect several aspects of these awards and Merton has a commitment to keep the local Council Tax Reduction scheme for non-pensioners, known as Council Tax Support (CTS),  aligned to the Government’s schemes. This ensures there are little or no differences between the prescribed scheme and Housing Benefit and the local CTS scheme and residents will get broadly the same CTS as they would have done if Council Tax Benefit still existed. We are consulting on two options relating to updating the scheme. You can have your say by clicking on the 'Take Part' link below.

Further details regarding the reasons for the options chosen can be found in our consultation paper on our website.

Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Start: 19 Jul 2021
Ends: 27 Sep 2021
Why do we want your views?

Merton Council is calling on local residents, businesses, interest groups, educational establishments, faith groups and public agencies to have their say on the borough’s future gambling policy.

The Gambling Act 2005 requires all licensing authorities to prepare and publish a Gambling Act Statement of Principles every three years. A review of the current Statement, which is due to expire in January 2022, is now underway. For more information about the Statement of Principles and proposed changes please see the attached documents or click here

We are also seeking your views on whether we should continue the Council’s ‘no casino’ policy. 

Please see the attached document to view the Draft Gambling Act Statement of Principles.

We would welcome your views on the proposed Statement and to hear about any other changes you would wish to see in the policy and your reasons for them.

Please give us your views using the online survey below. Alternatively you can email  licensing@merton.gov.uk or send written responses to:

Licensing Section (LB Merton), Regulatory Services Partnership, Merton Civic Centre, London Road, Surrey SM4 5DX

Any comments you send should clearly state your name, any organisation or persons you may be responding on behalf of and your address. Please state that your comments relate to Merton Gambling Policy Statement

The closing date for submitting consultation responses is  27 September 2021

Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Start: 12 Jul 2021
Ends: 12 Jan 2022
Why do we want your views?

To support the hospitality sector recover from Covid-19 restrictions, Merton Council is supporting businesses who wish to extend seating areas onto the public highway. In many cases, this includes pavement licences for tables and chairs on the footway.

We are also working with businesses across Merton, supported by Government grants to introduce parklets in some locations to provide additional seating capacity. Parklets are temporary wooden structures and planters which occupy parking bays and provide additional space for outside dining.

Parklets are not only part of the Council's commitment to supporting economic recovery, they also contribute to improved air quality, vibrancy and sense of place as well as reducing vehicle dominance in the street scene. 

Abbotsbury Road parklet is one of eight parklets being delivered across the borough. It will suspend five parking bays near the London Road junction on Abbotsbury Road. The order will come into effect on Friday 9th July 2021 and remain in place for no more than 18 months. The consultation will be open for 6 months. Please use the online form to provide feedback on the Council’s website below.

Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Start: 12 Jul 2021
Ends: 12 Jan 2022
Why do we want your views?

To support the hospitality sector recover from Covid-19 restrictions, Merton Council is supporting business who wish to extend seating areas onto the public highway. In many cases, this includes pavement licences for tables and chairs on the footway.

We are also working with businesses across Merton, supported by Government grants to introduce parklets in some locations to provide additional seating capacity. Parklets are temporary wooden structures and planters which occupy parking bays and provide additional space for outside dining.

Parklets are not only part of the Council's commitment to supporting economic recovery, they also contribute to improved air quality, vibrancy and sense of place as well as reducing vehicle dominance in the street scene. 

Kings Road parklet is one of eight parklets being delivered across the borough. It will suspend two parking bays outside the Old Frizzle pub on Kings Road in line with the approved seating license. Additionally, a section of the kerb will be repaired. The order will come into effect on Friday 9th July 2021 and remain in place for no more than 18 months. The consultation will be open for 6 months. To provide feedback, please use the online form below. 

Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Start: 12 Jul 2021
Ends: 12 Jan 2022
Why do we want your views?

To support the hospitality sector recover from Covid-19 restrictions, Merton Council is supporting business who wish to extend seating areas onto the public highway. In many cases, this includes pavement licences for tables and chairs on the footway.

We are also working with businesses across Merton, supported by Government grants to introduce parklets in some locations to provide additional seating capacity. Parklets are temporary wooden structures and planters which provide additional space for outside seating.

Parklets are not only part of the Council's commitment to supporting economic recovery, they also contribute to improved air quality, vibrancy and sense of place as well as reducing vehicle dominance in the street scene. 

Kingston Road parklet is one of eight parklets being delivered across the borough. It will be located on the existing turfed area and provide additional seating and planting. This parklet does not require an Experimental Traffic Order. The consultation will be open for 6 months. Please use the online form below.

Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Start: 12 Jul 2021
Ends: 12 Jan 2022
Why do we want your views?

To support the hospitality sector recover from Covid-19 restrictions, Merton Council is supporting business who wish to extend seating areas onto the public highway. In many cases, this includes pavement licences for tables and chairs on the footway.

We are also working with businesses across Merton, supported by Government grants to introduce parklets in some locations to provide additional seating capacity. Parklets are temporary wooden structures and planters which occupy parking bays and provide additional space for outside dining.

Parklets are not only part of the Council's commitment to supporting economic recovery, they also contribute to improved air quality, vibrancy and sense of place as well as reducing vehicle dominance in the street scene. 

Merton High Street parklet is one of eight parklets being delivered across the borough. It will suspend five parking bays outside the Cedar restaurant and Merton cafe & wine on Merton High Street in line with the approved seating license. The order will come into effect on Friday 9th July 2021 and remain in place for no more than 18 months. The consultation will be open for 6 months. Please use the online form to provide feedback on the Council’s website below.

Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Start: 12 Jul 2021
Ends: 12 Jan 2022
Why do we want your views?

To support the hospitality sector recover from Covid-19 restrictions, Merton Council is supporting business who wish to extend seating areas onto the public highway. In many cases, this includes pavement licences for tables and chairs on the footway.

We are also working with businesses across Merton, supported by Government grants to introduce parklets in some locations to provide additional seating capacity. Parklets are temporary wooden structures and planters which occupy parking bays and provide additional space for outside dining.

Parklets are not only part of the Council's commitment to supporting economic recovery, they also contribute to improved air quality, vibrancy and sense of place as well as reducing vehicle dominance in the street scene. 

Quicks Road parklet is one of eight parklets being delivered across the borough. It will suspend five parking bays outside the Bonjour Brioche and Chocolaterie on Quicks Road in line with the approved seating license. The order will come into effect on Friday 9th July 2021 and remain in place for no more than 18 months. The consultation will be open for 6 months. To provide feedback, please use the online form below.

Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Start: 12 Jul 2021
Ends: 12 Jan 2022
Why do we want your views?

To support the hospitality sector recover from Covid-19 restrictions, Merton Council is supporting business who wish to extend seating areas onto the public highway. In many cases, this includes pavement licences for tables and chairs on the footway.

We are also working with businesses across Merton, supported by Government grants to introduce parklets in some locations to provide additional seating capacity. Parklets are temporary wooden structures and planters which occupy parking bays and provide additional space for outside dining.

Parklets are not only part of the Council's commitment to supporting economic recovery, they also contribute to improved air quality, vibrancy and sense of place as well as reducing vehicle dominance in the street scene. 

The Rush parklet is one of eight parklets being delivered across the borough. It will suspend four parking bays along Merton Park Parade. The order will come into effect on Friday 9th July 2021 and remain in place for no more than 18 months. The consultation will be open for 6 months. Please use the online form to provide feedback on the Council’s website below.

Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Start: 09 Jul 2021
Ends: 09 Jan 2022
Why do we want your views?

To support the hospitality sector recover from Covid-19 restrictions, Merton Council is supporting business who wish to extend seating areas onto the public highway. In many cases, this includes pavement licences for tables and chairs on the footway.

We are also working with businesses across Merton, supported by Government grants to introduce parklets in some locations to provide additional seating capacity. Parklets are temporary wooden structures and planters which occupy parking bays and provide additional space for outside dining.

Parklets are not only part of the Council's commitment to supporting economic recovery, they also contribute to improved air quality, vibrancy and sense of place as well as reducing vehicle dominance in the street scene. 

Coombe Lane parklet is one of eight parklets being delivered across the borough. It will suspend four parking bays outside Lime and Thyme on Coombe Lane in line with the approved seating license. The order will come into effect on Friday 9th July 2021 and remain in place for no more than 18 months. The consultation will be open for 6 months. To provide feedback, please use the online form below. 

Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Start: 05 Jul 2021
Ends: 01 Oct 2021
Why do we want your views?

Safer Merton forms part of the Community Safety Partnership.

Community Safety Partnerships were set up as statutory bodies under Sections 5-7 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998.

Community Safety Partnerships (CSPs) are made up of representatives from the police, local authorities, fire and rescue authorities, health and probation services (the 'responsible authorities').

The responsible authorities work together to protect their local communities from crime and to help people feel safe. They work out how to deal with local issues including antisocial behaviour, drug or alcohol misuse and re-offending. They annually assess local crime priorities and consult partners and the local community about how to deal with them.

This Community Safety Survey will be used by partner agencies to jointly work together to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour. The results will feed into the annual Community Safety Strategic Assessment

Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Start: 28 Jun 2021
Ends: 31 Dec 2021
Why do we want your views?

During Wimbledon fortnight there will be road closures in the vicinity of the AELTC grounds. Certain lengths of Church Road and Somerset Road will only be accessible to emergency service vehicles and event vehicles. The other road closures will prohibit unnecessary traffic in Bathgate Road, a length of Marryat Road and Newstead Way and certain side roads. Access by local residents and their visitors will be maintained.

The restrictions will be implemented under an Experimental Traffic Order from 28 June. The order will be in place for up to 18 months and you can comment on the changes for six months. 

Consultation run by: Children, Schools & Families
Start: 15 Jun 2021
Ends: 22 Oct 2021
Why do we want your views?

We are working with Partnership for Young London to understand how COVID has impacted children and young people who live or study in Merton. If you are under 18 please complete this confidential survey.

This survey has been designed by young residents living in Merton, and wants to know how you have felt during Covid-19 and lockdown. What you tell us will help us understand the needs of young residents better, to provide better support and help for them.

Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Start: 11 Jun 2021
Ends: 13 Dec 2021
Why do we want your views?
To support the hospitality sector recover from Covid-19 restrictions, Merton Council is supporting business who wish to extend seating areas onto the public highway. In many cases, this includes pavement licences for tables and chairs on the footway.
 
We are also working with businesses across Merton, supported by Government grants to introduce parklets in some locations to provide additional seating capacity. Parklets are temporary wooden structures and planters which occupy parking bays and provide additional space for outside dining.
 
Parklets are not only part of the Council's commitment to supporting economic recovery, they also contribute to improved air quality, vibrancy and sense of place as well as reducing vehicle dominance in the street scene. We are working with Light on the Common to introduce a parklet in Wimbledon Village High Street.
 
To facilitate this parklet, it is necessary to temporary remove the 2 pay and display parking bays outside Light on the Common as shown on the plan. This is being done under a new Experimental Order. The Order will come into effect on 11 June 2021 and will remain in place for 12 months. The consultation will remain open for 6 months. To provide feedback, please use the online service using the Council’s website.