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Completed Consultations and Feedback


Consultation run by: Transport for London
Start: 21 Mar 2019
Ends: 07 May 2019
Why do we want your views?

Transport for London are proposing to make changes to the junction of Morden Road and Jubilee Way to improve the crossing and turning facilities for pedestrians and cyclists. 
Previously, the London Borough of Merton and local residents had requested changes to the crossing facilities on Morden Road at the junction with Lombard Road. However, due to the difficulty of road users not being able to have clear view of pedestrians this was not considered a safe location.

The proposed changes will introduce a green man phase to the crossing at Jubilee Way and Morden Road; this would make them safer for pedestrians and cyclists. TfL propose to introduce a new staggered pedestrian crossing with traffic lights on the north side of the junction with Morden Road and a straight across crossing on Jubilee Way. They also propose to install traffic lights at the exit to the recreation ground which is currently uncontrolled to allow vehicles to safely exit.
Advanced Stop Lines (ASL) would be provided on all arms of the junction. This would help separate cyclists from drivers at the junction and make it safer for them. Right turns from Morden Road southbound into the recreation ground car park would be banned to avoid conflicts between vehicles.

Why do we want your views?

The aim of the proposals is to adjust driver behaviour and to ensure that we can provide a modern, efficient and environmentally sustainable transport policy for residents, visitors, businesses now and in the future.

The proposals seek to achieve efficient and safe movement of traffic and the provision of suitable and adequate parking facilities in the context of the public health agenda, the shift to more active and sustainable transport modes (such as walking, cycling and public transport), the impact of vehicle emissions and congestion on air quality, and demand for kerbside space.

For more information on the proposals please see https://www.merton.gov.uk/streets-parking-transport/parking/charges-consultation-2019

Consultation run by: Children, Schools & Families
Start: 11 Mar 2019
Ends: 22 Apr 2019
Why do we want your views?

The London Borough of Merton and Merton Clinical Commissioning Group (NHS), working alongside NHS England, are responsible for commissioning sexual health services in Merton. These services include: contraception; testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections; information & advice; relationships and sex education in schools; and HIV prevention services.

The two organisations work with a range of stakeholders to ensure these services are delivered effectively. These include GP surgeries, pharmacies, NHS hospital trusts, community health organisations, schools and further education colleges.   

The London Borough of Merton and Merton Clinical Commissioning Group are currently developing a joint 5 year sexual health strategy. This strategy aims to set out how the two organisations will ensure everyone in Merton has good access to sexual health services and are supported to be healthy.

To inform the development of this strategy we are seeking feedback on our proposed vision, priorities and actions. We also wish to know a little bit more about the knowledge and experience of sexual health services of those who work, live, are educated in or looked after by the London Borough of Merton.

Information about you will help us understand your answers. There is no identifiable data collected so we will not be asking for your name or contact details. Therefore all answers are anonymous. If you would like more information please refer to the Council's privacy notice - https://www.merton.gov.uk/legal/privacy-and-cookies

Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Start: 01 Mar 2019
Ends: 12 Apr 2019
Why do we want your views?

In March 2018 the Mayor of London released his vision for the future of transport in the capital called the Mayor’s Transport Strategy it sets out three priority areas for delivery; these are:-

  • Healthy Streets and healthy people
  • A good public transport experience
  • New Homes and Jobs

It also set an ambitious target for 80% of all trips in London to be made on foot, by cycle or using public transport by 2041.

The LIP is a statutory requirement under the Greater London Authority Act 1999 and all London boroughs are required to develop a document setting out how they are going to deliver the Mayor's Transport Strategy, its priorities and objectives at a local level.

The LIP3 contains an overview of the challenges and opportunities in delivering the Mayor’s Transport Strategy within Merton, a set of borough transport objectives, a short and longer term delivery plan and a series of targets set by Transport for London that we are working towards achieving.

Merton's draft LIP 3 can be found via the council webpage: https://www2.merton.gov.uk/transport-streets/transportplanning/lip3.htm 

We are seeking your views on Merton’s draft LIP3 until 12th April 2019 via online survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/LBMLIP3

Heathrow Airport
Start: 08 Jan 2019
Ends: 04 Mar 2019
Why do we want your views?

The Heathrow Airspace and Future Operations Consultation is running for eight weeks from 8 January until 11.55pm on 4 March 2019. It is seeking feedback on changes to Heathrow Airport's airspace and future runway operations.

Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Start: 31 Oct 2018
Ends: 28 Jan 2019
Why do we want your views?

Merton has many assets, including superb transport links, beautiful open green spaces, heritage buildings, and a lively business sector.

We are creating a new Local Plan to provide a sound basis for planning decisions. We know how important good planning decisions are for Merton residents, as they impact on the appearance of the local environment and how people use it.

Consultation run by: Transport for London
Start: 31 Oct 2018
Ends: 06 Jan 2019
Why do we want your views?

Have your say on the Sutton Link

Transport for London are consulting on proposals for a new, direct and quicker transport link between Sutton and Merton. This is called the Sutton Link.

The Sutton Link would create a high-capacity route for people travelling between Sutton town centre and Merton. It would connect with other major transport services into central London and across south London, including National Rail, London Underground, existing tram and bus services. It would make journeys by public transport quicker and more attractive, and reduce the need for trips by private car.

Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Start: 01 Oct 2018
Ends: 06 Jan 2019
Why do we want your views?

The Future Wimbledon Masterplan has been prepared to create a long-term vision for the future of development of Wimbledon town centre.

This masterplan supplements Merton's existing planning policies to provide guidance for development, public spaces and to attract investment in SW19.

We will accept responses until 6 January 2019.

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 Support (CTS) Scheme for pensioners and Housing Benefit (HB). These changes affect several aspects of these awards and Merton has a commitment to keep the local CTS scheme for non-pensioners 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.

To find out more visit our Council Tax Support scheme page.

Consultation run by: Corporate Services
Start: 26 Aug 2014
Ends: 30 Sep 2018
Why do we want your views?
Community forums are public meetings taking place in each of our five town centres. Anyone with an interest in the local area is invited to attend these meetings and share their views. Wimbledon Community Forum meets four times a year.
Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Start: 16 Jul 2018
Ends: 03 Sep 2018
Why do we want your views?

A survey seeking views from Neighbourhood Watch volunteers

Consultation run by: Transport for London
Start: 25 Jul 2016
Ends: 31 Aug 2018
Why do we want your views?

The London Borough of Merton will be continuing with the highway improvement works in central Mitcham, by introducing a new road through the Fair Green with further alterations to the surrounding road and main junctions. The project at the heart of Mitcham, aims to improve bus accessibility to the town centre whilst making pedestrian and cyclist movements around the area easier and accessible.

Whilst construction is underway, Transport for London will need to make some interim changes to the bus network. Works will be carried out in phases commencing on the 25 July 2016, weather permitting. Once the construction work is completed in early 2018 we will be able to introduce the new bus network for the town centre.

Consultation run by: Corporate Services
Start: 16 Jul 2018
Ends: 28 Aug 2018
Why do we want your views?

The council will soon be commissioning a new set of strategic partners, to whom we will provide grant funding with services funded from April 2019. The Programme now comprises five separate elements: information and advice, voluntary sector infrastructure support, wellbeing services, a carers service, and Healthwatch Merton.

The draft Prospectus has now been released for consultation and sets out the outcomes and strategic delivery models that we are seeking.

More information on the StrategIc Partner Programme can be found on Merton Council's voluntary sector funding webpage, and we recommend you have the document open when providing feedback in the consultation.

Why do we want your views?

The SPD provides guidance on the implementation of Merton’s Local Plan polices Sites and Policies Plan policy: DM F2 Sustainable urban drainage systems (SUDS) and; wastewater and water infrastructure.

The SPD follows the sustainable drainage design process from concept, through outline, to detailed design and provides an easy to follow, step by step, process.

 

 

Heathrow Airport
Start: 17 Jan 2018
Ends: 28 Mar 2018
Why do we want your views?

There are two parts to this consultation. The first relates to the physical changes on the ground needed to build a new north west runway and operate an expanded airport.

The second relates to potential principles Heathrow could apply when designing the new airspace required for an expanded airport. At this stage, they are not consulting on future flight path options.

This consultation is an opportunity to have your say to help shape the emerging proposals which Heathrow will develop, taking into account the feedback they now receive and consult on again later.

Consultation run by: Community & Housing
Start: 05 Feb 2018
Ends: 19 Mar 2018
Why do we want your views?

The London Borough of Merton and Merton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) want to hear your views on the aims and plans set out in the draft Autism Strategy in order to improve the lives and opportunities for children, young people and adults with autism over the next five years. Please read the draft strategy before completing the survey

Greater London Authority
Start: 01 Dec 2017
Ends: 02 Mar 2018
Why do we want your views?

The London Plan is one of the most important documents for this city.

It's a strategic plan which shapes how London evolves and develops. All planning decisions should follow London Plan policies, and it sets a policy framework for local plans across London.


Consultation on the draft London Plan

Consultation on this plan is open. All comments must be received by 5pm on Friday 2 March 2018. Comments will be publicly available. After the consultation, comments are reviewed by an inspector and you may be called in to discuss comments at the Examination in Public.

Why do we want your views?

We are updating our requirements as to what needs to be submitted upfront with planning applications.  We are seeking your views on our proposed updated requirements.

We are also seeking views on our draft Development Viability Supplementary Planning Guidance which has been prepared to support the implementation Merton’s planning policies where applicants want to justify why their particular scheme cannot afford to meet all the policy requirements and still remain economically viable.

These two consultations are running in parallel as the two documents are to be read in conjunction concerning requirements for applicants with respect of development viability justifications.  This approach is designed to help to ensure greater  coordination, transparency and consistency in a complex area of the planning application process.

Consultation run by: Community & Housing
Start: 19 Dec 2017
Ends: 20 Feb 2018
Why do we want your views?

We are conducting a public consultation on the provision of pharmaceutical services in Merton. For further information please see https://www2.merton.gov.uk/health-social-care/publichealth/health-needs-assessments.htm

Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Start: 01 Nov 2017
Ends: 08 Jan 2018
Why do we want your views?

We are creating a new Local Plan to help guide future planning decisions.

As this is the first stage, we want to hear from you as to what your priorities are and what you want to see built in your neighbourhood.

We have written some short online surveys to help stimulate thoughts and views. You can respond to some or all of the topics that interest you