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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

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

Funding is available for projects in Merton

The money has been paid to Merton by developers and landowners through the Community Infrastructure Levy to support the demands that development of new houses, flats and commercial buildings place on the borough. 
 
Merton Council will decide how this money can be used to support developments whether this may be by funding improvements to community facilities, green spaces, streetscapes or town centres, or related initiatives that enhance Merton as a place to live and work. 

If you have a proposal that you would like to put forward please complete our survey.  We will assess the information that you and other respondents submit against the criteria set out.
 
To take part in the survey, visit https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/neighbourhoodcil
Department of Transport
Start: 24 Oct 2017
Ends: 19 Dec 2017
Why do we want your views?

Following an earlier consultation in 2017 the Government are now consulting on the revised draft Airports National Policy Statement. The revised draft Airports National Policy Statement sets out the impact of changes arising from:

  • updated noise analysis
  • a new air quality plan
  • government policy changes
  • consideration to date of the responses to the first consultation

If you have any questions about this consultation please call the enquiry line on 0300 123 4797.

Consultation run by: Boundary Commission for England
Start: 17 Oct 2017
Ends: 11 Dec 2017
Why do we want your views?

The Boundary Commission for England is conducting a review of parliamentary constituencies and needs your help. On their web site you can view the proposals, make comments, see what other people have said and learn about the review.

This is the last opportunity for people to comment on the new Parliamentary constituencies. 

After looking at whether any more changes need to be made, in September 2018 the Commission will make final recommendations in a report published and presented to the Parliament.

Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Start: 06 Nov 2017
Ends: 30 Nov 2017
Why do we want your views?

Consultation to be sent to attendees of fireworks 2017

Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Start: 21 Sep 2017
Ends: 02 Nov 2017
Why do we want your views?

The London Borough of Merton accepts that poor air quality in the borough is a major cause of concern for our residents, businesses and visitors; as such we are committed to tackling this problem as a priority for the borough.

We have produced this new Air Quality Action Plan (AQAP) that builds on existing successful actions and develops new actions to improve air quality.

As part of the process for implementing this Plan we welcome the views of residents, visitors and groups in the borough. Please take a few minutes to complete our survey so we can work together to tackle this problem.

Please read the Air Quality Action Plan before completing the survey

Why do we want your views?

Residents and park users have told us they are concerned about growing numbers of dog-related problems in public spaces, such a dog fouling and aggressive dogs. We are committed to tackling these issues and, as such, the Council is considering making Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs).

PSPOs are a new measure which would replace some existing legislation and introduce wider discretionary powers to deal with dog-related problems. The orders can be enforced by fixed-penalty notices and prosecution.

You can tell us what you think about dog control in the borough and about the PSPOs that we are considering by filling in our survey.

To find out more about the proposed PSPOs, visit: www.merton.gov.uk/dogcontrolorders

Greater London Authority
Start: 14 Jul 2017
Ends: 06 Oct 2017
Why do we want your views?

The Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) and the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) is reviewing how the public in London contact the police to report crimes and other matters. The approach being proposed includes improving digital contact methods and reducing the number of front counters. In Merton the proposal is to close Wimbledon Police Station and move the 24/7 counter to Mitcham Police Station.

The draft MOPAC/MPS Public Access Strategy asks a series of questions for local people and partners to consider. You can respond by visiting the website below and downloading the questionnaire.

The Metropolitan Police Service will be holding public briefing sessions in every London Borough so that local people can learn about the changes contained in this document and can give their views.

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.

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