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Completed Consultations and Feedback


Consultation run by: Transport for London
Start: 15 Oct 2020
Ends: 20 Dec 2020
Why do we want your views?

Transport for London is proposing a number of changes to bus services that serve Sutton and Croydon, including links to Morden, Colliers Wood and St Helier station. The proposed changes are to bus routes S1, S3, S4, 80, 164, 166, 312, 405, 407, 413, 434, 455 and 470, and the introduction of new routes S2, 439 and 443. 

Details of the proposed changes can be found on the TfL website.

Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Start: 10 Sep 2020
Ends: 26 Oct 2020
Why do we want your views?

Our key transport objectives are to: reduce the vehicular emissions that contribute to climate change and poor air quality; minimise traffic congestion; ensure safety for all road users; improve public health through increasing active travel; and ensure good accessibility for all residents. To achieve these objectives we aim to reduce journeys particularly by car, encourage the use of sustainable travel and where vehicle use is necessary support a switch to lower emissions.

Merton already manages parking in the Borough in a way that contributes towards our strategic transport objectives including through the use of parking charges. These proposals seek to further strengthen our approach to parking by introducing an emissions based charging model that will aim to address the vehicular emissions that contribute towards climate change and poor air quality.

We would be grateful if you could take a few minutes to answer our questionnaire and give us your views our proposals for emission-based charging.

Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Start: 04 Sep 2020
Ends: 22 Oct 2020
Why do we want your views?

The South London Waste Plan 2012 is being revised. In summer 2020 councillors across all four boroughs considered the results of the public consultation held in 2019 and agreed to submit the Draft South London Waste Plan to the Secretary of State for an independent examination.

The Draft South London Waste Plan has now been published and we are seeking your views on the document and it's Sustainability Appraisal. Representations and comments will be accepted from 4 September until 5pm on 22 October 2020.

Sutton Council are the project lead for the South London Waste Plan and all consultations on behalf of the above named boroughs.

All the relevant documents and further information can be viewed on Sutton Council's website

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. This year we have learned from some of the issues raised by the COVID-19 pandemic relating to the Council's inability to make changes to the local CTS scheme to match the changes made by central government to give more generous allowances. We are consulting on two options relating to updating the scheme. You can have your say by clicking on the 'Take Part' link below.

Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Start: 07 Sep 2020
Ends: 05 Oct 2020
Why do we want your views?

Tell us what is special about living in Merton? / Tell us what you love about your neighbourhood?

We are preparing a characterisation study for Merton which will inform what future growth looks like for different areas in the borough. We need your help to get your thoughts on what makes your neighbourhood special and what could be improved. The information you provide will help us to understand what contributes to local character in Merton and how future development can strengthen and support local communities.
The engagement is not part of a statutory planning process but the findings will feed into the Local Plan in the future. You can read about the Local Plan and its timescales here.

Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Start: 22 Jun 2020
Ends: 07 Sep 2020
Why do we want your views?

The Council’s licensing policy must be reviewed at least every five years. The current statement of licensing policy expires in January 2021. We are now consulting on the licensing policy 2021-2026.  We are carrying out a separate consultation on the Cumulative Impact Assessment element of the policy.

The draft proposed policy largely mirrors the existing Policy but with some amendments to make the policy easier to understand and two new additions on showing films and Temporary Event Notice. 

Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Start: 22 Jun 2020
Ends: 07 Sep 2020
Why do we want your views?

Review of Cumulative Impact Zones


Merton Council must review its Cumulative Impact Assessment at least every three years. This requires us to carry out an a assessment of the area, a Cumulative Impact Assessment, to establish whether there are any parts of the borough with a significant numbers of licensed premises and whether there is evidence to show that this is having an adverse impact on crime and disorder and public nuisance.
The Council carried out an analysis of its area and based upon the evidence available so far we are consulting on the following prosition:

  • Retention of the existing cumulative impact area of Wimbledon Town Centre for all licence types
  • Retention of the existing cumulative impact areas Mitcham Town Centre for off licences only
  • There is insufficient evidence to retain the existing zone in Wimbledon Village
  • It is not appropriate at this time to include any other area of the borough in the Cumulative Impact Assessment.

Please tell us what you think about these proposals by completing this short survey.

Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Start: 26 Jun 2020
Ends: 21 Aug 2020
Why do we want your views?

The London Plan, prepared by the Mayor of London, requires Merton to increase its housing delivery from 411 homes every year to 918 every year, up until 2029.

We need to consider how to meet the requirement for new homes in Merton. Your feedback on key issues is important to us. Please tell us what matters to you about housing delivery in Merton.

The engagement is not part of a statutory planning process but the findings will feed into the Local Plan in the future. You can read about the Local Plan and its timescales here.

The consultation will last for 8 weeks.

Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Start: 28 Jun 2020
Ends: 09 Aug 2020
Why do we want your views?

The Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 introduced a set of tools to address Anti-Social Behaviour and the impact that this behaviour can have on individuals and communities. Public Space Protection Orders (PSPO’s) are one of these tools and are designed to prohibit certain activities or can require that people do certain things when engaging in activities within a defined public area.

Since 2017, we have had one borough wide PSPO designed to address anti-social behaviour related to alcohol. This PSPO is due to expire in October 2020 and so we are now consultation around our proposed smaller, more geographically focused PSPO, covering Cricket Green, Figges Marsh, Graveney, Lavender Fields and Ravensbury.

Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Start: 02 Jul 2020
Ends: 31 Jul 2020
Why do we want your views?

The purpose of this consultation is to understand needs and wants on specific features and events in parks and to give our park users and residents in the Borough the chance to voice opinions on future plans and developments.

The survey will take approximately 7 minutes to complete and the answers you provide will be confidential and part of a large data set ensuring your anonymity.

Why do we want your views?

Have your say on a new political map for Merton Council - new boundaries are being proposed for council wards in the eastern area of Merton.

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England is proposing changes for the wards of Colliers Wood and Lavender Fields. The Commission believes it has received sufficient evidence in relation to the rest of the borough. Therefore, this period of further limited consultation focuses on these areas only. The Local Government Boundary Commission wants to hear what residents and local organisations think about the proposals. A 6-week consultation on the proposals will run until 27 July 2020.

Consultation run by: Children, Schools & Families
Start: 25 Jun 2020
Ends: 23 Jul 2020
Why do we want your views?
Melrose School is a special school for children with SEMH (Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs). The council has published a statutory proposal to lower the age range at Melrose School from 11-16 years old to 4-16 years old through the introduction of 24 full time equivalent places in the primary phase for children aged 4 to 11. It is also proposed to increase the number of places in the secondary phase of the school to 54. The school would therefore have a total capacity for 78 pupils.
 
To participate in the consultation, please read through the statutory notice and full information in the attached document and respond as stated in the consultation by emailing: SchConsult@merton.gov.uk or writing to the Director of Children, Schools and Families (FAO: Tom Procter, Head of Contracts and School Organisation), London Borough of Merton, Civic Centre, London Road, Morden, SM4 5DX
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.