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Completed Consultations and Feedback


Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Start: 12 May 2020
Ends: 03 Jul 2020
Why do we want your views?

Funding from developers is collected by Merton through the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) to support the demand that new homes and other development places on the borough. A portion of this (15%) is set aside for the Neighbourhood Fund to directly fund local projects that address development demands on Merton and meet local priorities that enhance Merton as a place to live and work. 
https://www.merton.gov.uk/planning-and-buildings/planning/community-infrastructure-levy/neighbourhood-fund

Consultation run by: Community & Housing
Start: 03 Jun 2020
Ends: 01 Jul 2020
Why do we want your views?

Merton is keen to safeguard its heritage for future generations, ensuring that it is relevant and accessible to all. As such, we are undertaking public consultation, which is key if we are to address the learning needs and cultural interests of the local community.

To participate in the consultation, please read through our draft Heritage Strategy and let us know what you think by completing our questionnaire. Your input will be used to inform the final strategy.

Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Start: 16 Mar 2020
Ends: 28 Jun 2020
Why do we want your views?
Over the past 4 years, effective enforcement of parking and traffic restrictions has not provided the necessary deterrent to improve the behaviour of some drivers. As a consequence Merton is considering a proposal to change parking PCN charges from the current Band B to a higher Band A.
 
The change of PCN from band B to band A will be a more effective deterrent to inconsiderate parking and should reduce the number of vehicles parking in contravention which causes additional congestion and can endanger other road users.

Merton wishes to seek the views of residents and anyone who parks in Merton about the proposal to increase the level of PCN charges.

More details on what this proposal means can be found on our website

Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Start: 15 May 2020
Ends: 01 Jun 2020
Why do we want your views?

Have your say on the design options for the new Bishopsford Bridge

We would like to hear your views on the design options for the new Bishopsford Bridge. We are seeking early views so that local residents, businesses and other organisations have an early input into the design of the new bridge.

The views we receive to this consultation will be taken into account in the design we submit for seeking planning permission. The council's planning department will undertake another public consultation as part of considering the planning application.

Please take this opportunity to share your thoughts with us – survey open until the end of Monday 1st June 2020.

Consultation run by: Merton Clinical Commissioning Group
Start: 08 Jan 2020
Ends: 01 Apr 2020
Why do we want your views?

NHS Surrey Downs, Sutton and Merton Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) consulting on three potential options for the location of a brand new specialist emergency care hospital – on the Epsom, St Helier or Sutton hospital sites. Sutton is the CCGs as a preferred option, but all three options could be delivered and are being consulted on. The NHS is now urging people to give their views between Wednesday 8 January and Wednesday 1 April 2020

Consultation run by: Local Government Boundary Commission for England
Start: 17 Dec 2019
Ends: 16 Mar 2020
Why do we want your views?

Have your say on new political map of Merton

The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England is asking people across Merton to comment on its draft recommendations for new council ward boundaries.

The Commission’s plans would mean changes to most wards in Merton. The Commission’s draft recommendations propose that Merton should have 57 councillors in future: this is 3 fewer than now. The recommendations also outline how those councillors should represent 17 three-councillor wards and 3 two-councillor wards across the borough.

The full recommendations and detailed interactive maps are available on the Commission’s website at consultation.lgbce.org.uk and www.lgbce.org.uk. Hard copies of the Commission’s report and maps will also be available to view at council buildings.

Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Start: 24 Jan 2020
Ends: 06 Mar 2020
Why do we want your views?

The Future Wimbledon Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) has been prepared to create a long-term vision for the future of development of Wimbledon town centre. This SPD supplements Merton's existing planning policies to provide guidance for development, public spaces and to attract investment in SW19. The consultation on the final draft of the document will run from 24th January to 6th March.

To view the draft documents please see https://www.merton.gov.uk/planning-and-buildings/regeneration-projects/future-wimbledon

Why do we want your views?

Have your say on the Issues and Preferred Options Document for the South London Waste Plan?

The South London Waste Partnership are consulting on the South London Waste Plan. The partnership is made up of the following boroughs, Croydon, Kingston, Merton and Sutton. Sutton Council are the project lead for the plan and all Waste Plan consultations on behalf of the named boroughs above.

What is the Issues and Preferred Options Document for the South London Waste Plan?

The Issues and Preferred Options Document for the South London Waste Plan is the initial consultation document for a new South London Waste Plan. It sets out the preferred strategy of Croydon, Kingston, Merton and Sutton councils for the location of waste facilities and how planning applications will be decided.

Where can view the waste plan?

The documents can be viewed at:

www.sutton.gov.uk/currentconsultations or https://sutton.citizenspace.com

 

If you prefer to read a paper version, documents are also available at Merton Civic Centre and all Merton’s libraries. 

Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Start: 28 Oct 2019
Ends: 16 Dec 2019
Why do we want your views?

On 10 July 2019, we passed a motion to declare a climate emergency and set an ambitious carbon reduction target to make Merton carbon neutral by 2050. Over the coming months, we will also work towards decarbonising our own buildings and services by 2030.

The key sources of greenhouse gas emissions in Merton are road transport and domestic and non-domestic heat and electricity. We have direct control over a very small proportion of the borough's emissions (<5%) so making Merton carbon neutral by 2050 will require action from a range of stakeholders across the borough including local residents and businesses. Over the coming months, we will be drafting a climate action plan setting out how these targets will be achieved. 

By completing our survey you will be able to give us your ideas for how we can reduce greenhouse emissions across the borough and let us know what you think the challenges will be. 

Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Start: 28 Oct 2019
Ends: 16 Dec 2019
Why do we want your views?

On 10 July 2019, we passed a motion to declare a climate emergency and set an ambitious carbon reduction target to make Merton carbon neutral by 2050. Over the coming months, we will also work towards decarbonising our own buildings and services by 2030.
The key sources of greenhouse gas emissions in Merton are road transport and domestic and non-domestic heat and electricity. We have direct control over a very small proportion of the borough's emissions (<5%) so making Merton carbon neutral by 2050 will require action from a range of stakeholders across the borough including local residents and businesses. Over the coming months, we will be drafting a climate action plan setting out how these targets will be achieved.
By completing our survey you will be able to give us your ideas for how we work with your organisation to reduce greenhouse emissions across the borough and let us know what you think the challenges will be.

Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Start: 28 Oct 2019
Ends: 08 Dec 2019
Why do we want your views?

In 2006 Merton Council adopted its Statement of Community Involvement (SCI). However, since its adoption there have been a number of changes to planning legislation, planning guidance and technological advances such as social media, which have changed the way public consultations and engagement takes place and are carried out. All this means Merton's SCI (2006) requires updating to have regard to these changes.

The draft SCI sets out how Merton Council will involve local people, local businesses, stakeholders and other interested parties when preparing development planning documents and submitted planning applications. It also outlines some engagement principles for developers, who may need to consult with Merton residents regarding their development proposals.

If you would like to part in the consultation please visit:  https://www.merton.gov.uk/planning-and-buildings/planning/local-plan/draft-statement-sci

 

Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Start: 04 Nov 2019
Ends: 29 Nov 2019
Why do we want your views?

Survey of those who attended the Firework shows at Morden on 2 November 2019 or Wimbledon Park on 5 November 2019

Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Start: 16 Oct 2019
Ends: 14 Nov 2019
Why do we want your views?

The borough contains a rich heritage of buildings, which possess historical or architectural interest. While the most important ones are included on a separate nationally compiled or 'Statutory List', there are many others which may also be said to contribute to the local scene, or which are valued for their local historical associations and these feature in a local list. In 2017/18 buildings, structures and memorials were proposed by members of the public, amenity groups and council officers as additions to the Local List. 

Our conservation and design officers have assessed the proposed buildings and structures against the adopted criteria and set out their recommendations in a report.

Please send any comments you have on the above proposals to design.conservation@merton.gov.uk

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Start: 27 Aug 2019
Ends: 04 Nov 2019
Why do we want your views?

This Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government consultation seeks views on the principle of amending permitted development rights to support deployment of 5G and extend mobile coverage.

This consultation seek views on the principle of amending permitted development rights for operators with rights under the Electronic Communications Code (Code Operators) to support deployment of 5G and extend mobile coverage, and the circumstances in which it would be appropriate to do so. The consultation also seeks views on whether it is appropriate to impose specific limitations, conditions and restrictions on any amendments to permitted development rights to mitigate the impact of any new development.

This consultation closes at 11:45pm on 4 November 2019

Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Start: 04 Aug 2019
Ends: 18 Oct 2019
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 Strategic Assessment

Why do we want your views?

Merton’s Children’s Trust are developing the Merton strategy for meeting the needs of children and young people who have SEN and/or disabilities 2019-23 (Merton SEND Strategy), to make sure that services across the borough work together and in partnership with children, young people and their families to ensure improved outcomes for children with Special Educational Needs and/or disabilities – in Merton SEND is ‘everyone’s business.

What have we done so far?

We have put together the draft Merton SEND Strategy (please read this before completing the consultation) based on statutory requirements, learning from the recent joint 'local area SEND inspection' and a needs analysis informed by data which includes consultation with children’s professionals in the local authority, health and education; parents and carers; and children and young people.

Why do we need your help?

It is now important to engage all interested groups – parents and carers, children and young people, and staff and professionals who work in SEND - to test, further develop and prioritise the strategic objectives set out in the draft strategy.

We would be very grateful if you could please read the draft Merton SEND Strategy first, and then complete the online survey by Wednesday 16 October.

Your responses will be used to inform the final version of the strategy and shape services over the next four years.

Consultation run by: Community & Housing
Start: 27 Aug 2019
Ends: 01 Oct 2019
Why do we want your views?

Do you provide care or support to someone? We want to hear from you!
 
Merton Council are developing a new strategy for supporting unpaid carers in the borough. This strategy is being produced in partnership with carer representatives, SW London St Georges Mental Health Trust, Merton CCG, Healthwatch Merton, Carers Support Merton, Merton Mencap, and Alzheimer’s Society.
 
The new carers strategy aims to raise the profile of carers across the borough and improve the services and support available to them. Therefore, we would like to know more about your experiences as a carer and the impact caring has on your life and wellbeing.

 

Come to our engagement workshops!

In addition to this survey, we will also be holding engagment events for carers in Merton.

  • Merton and Morden Guild: 19/09/2019 at 11:30am - 1:30pm
  • Wimbledon Guild: 20/09/2019 at 2pm - 4pm
  • Merton Civic Centre: 23/09/2019 at 6pm - 8pm
  • Commonside Trust: 28/09/2019 at 11:30am - 1pm

If you would like to attend and share your views, please email carers.strategy@merton.gov.uk or call 020 8545 5234

Heathrow Airport
Start: 18 Jun 2019
Ends: 13 Sep 2019
Why do we want your views?

Heathrow's public statutory consultation on its expansion project.
As part of this consultation, they will be seeking feedback on their preferred airport masterplan for expansion, how they propose to operate the future airport, an assessment of the impacts of growth, and how they propose to manage these impacts.

They will be holding a public meeting at Everyday Church, 30, Queen's Road, Wimbledon, SW19 8LR on 17 August from 10am to 4pm. 

Consultation run by: Corporate Services
Start: 12 Jul 2019
Ends: 09 Sep 2019
Why do we want your views?
Review of polling districts and polling places 2019
 
In accordance with the provisions of the Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013, the London Borough of Merton gives notice that it is conducting a review of polling districts and polling places within the Mitcham & Morden parliamentary constituency and the Wimbledon parliamentary constituency. The review will formally commence from 12 July 2019 and must be completed by 31 January 2020.
 
Representations on any aspect of the review can be received from:
  • The (Acting) Returning Officer for the parliamentary constituencies of Mitcham & Morden and Wimbledon
  • Any elector within the parliamentary constituencies of Mitcham & Morden and Wimbledon
  • Any persons/body with expertise in access for persons with any type of disability
  • Any local constituency political party
Persons or bodies making representations should, if possible, offer suggestions as to alternative places that may be used as polling places. The (Acting) Returning Officer will comment on existing and proposed polling arrangements and their representations will be made available within 30 calendar days of receipt.
 
Representations on the Council’s existing arrangements should be made by Monday 9 September 2019. Final proposals will be considered by a full Council meeting on 20 November 2019.
 
Representations can be made in by email to electoral.services@merton.gov.uk or via the online survey below. For more information please see www.merton.gov.uk/voting 
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.