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Completed Consultations and Feedback


Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Start: 07 May 2021
Ends: 28 May 2021
Why do we want your views?

Following the implementation of the RPC1 CPZ in Hill View and Cranford Close, the Council has received a number of complaints and requests from Heights Close residents for permits.

Regrettably, only those within a CPZ are entitled to a permit. Given the volume of correspondences that have been received regarding this matter, we would like to give you another opportunity for inclusion.

Since a statutory consultation has already been undertaken, there will not be a need for a second statutory consultation so the responses for this consultation is simply YES or No

Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Start: 12 Apr 2021
Ends: 23 May 2021
Why do we want your views?

A community group called PlanWimbledon has applied to Merton Council to designate a proposed neighbourhood area predominantly around Wimbledon and to become the designated neighbourhood forum for this area. Find out more about Plan Wimbledon's proposed neighbourhood forum and the map of their proposed neighbourhood area here.

Please respond via our Online Survey or email us at future.merton@merton.gov.uk - please include your name, address and contact details in your response; we will not publish your personal details but we will not be able to accept anonymous responses.

Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Start: 01 Mar 2021
Ends: 01 May 2021
Why do we want your views?

We want to work with you to shape the future of this building and how we bring it back to life.

The former public toilets building on South Lodge Avenue has been disused for many years. Merton Council, with funding from the Mayor's Office, is working on options for the space with a collaborative design team led by Okra. The aim of this research is to find out what local people need and how to turn the building and the bus stop area into something useful, creative and exciting for Pollards Hill, while also improving the bus stop area.

As the people who know the site best, we would really love to hear the community’s opinions and ideas for its future use. We are currently in Phase 1 of the project, which focusses on research and engagement with Pollards Hill residents to understand what improvements are wanted and needed. We are reaching out to many local organisations including schools, businesses, the GP surgery and community groups.

Your responses will directly influence the proposals for the site’s development. We are keen to hear from as many residents as possible to ensure proposals meet your priorities, needs and aspirations - once we've heard from you we'll start to test ideas for the site. Visit our website find out more about the project and give your feedback in our questionnaires

Consultation run by: Children, Schools & Families
Start: 01 Mar 2021
Ends: 07 Apr 2021
Why do we want your views?

We would like to invite you to share your views regarding Merton’s proposed approach to “Early Help”. Early help is provided when families need a bit more help than is universally available from a health visitor or a nursery or school. Sometimes when families need extra help they may get extra support from a health visitor, children’s centre staff, community and voluntary sector staffs, youth  workers or support workers in school  

Children, young people, parents and carers 

Thinking about a time when your family was given extra help, we’d like to hear about how it was for you. Was it; 

  • The Right Help for you?  
  • The Right Time for you? 
  • The Right Place for you? 

We’d like to understand how the extra help worked for you, what was good about it and what could have made it even better? 

We know that this year has been exceptional and some families may have not been able to access services in the usual way. So, we also want to know if there are things that could have helped in the past year, which you think might have helped your family during the Covid pandemic.  

Professionals and practitioners 

We would like to understand how your organisation and/or you in your role could support us to achieve our priorities  

We will be seeking views between 1 March and 7 April, after this we will review the feedback and amend the strategy, with a final version being published in April  

Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Start: 09 Feb 2021
Ends: 23 Mar 2021
Why do we want your views?

This study has been prepared to assist the Council, community groups, stakeholders and others with an interest in the borough to better understand Merton’s distinctive local character. It is an update to the Borough Character Study undertaken between 2011 and 2015.

The Character Study will support preparation of the Council’s New Local Plan as a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) and be used to inform a character and 'place-based' approach to managing growth in the borough. Similarly, neighbourhood forums will be able to draw on this study to assist with the preparation of their neighbourhood plans. The report will also inform decisions made by Council officers and should be an important tool used by developers and others investing in Merton to ensure proposals positively respond to the local context.

You can read the document here.

Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Start: 09 Feb 2021
Ends: 23 Mar 2021
Why do we want your views?

The purpose of this Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) is to provide design guidance for residential-led projects that provide new homes on sites that are 0.25ha or less in area. The toolkit contains tools to help raise the quality of new homes in the borough. It is primarily for; developers and their design teams, who prepare applications for planning permission; planning officers, who assess planning applications; councillors, who make planning decisions; and local residents, businesses and their representatives.

You can read the document here.

Consultation run by: Corporate Services
Start: 26 Feb 2021
Ends: 15 Mar 2021
Why do we want your views?

We are keen to understand what kind of setting you would prefer to receive your COVID-19 vaccination in, now and in the future. Please answer this short survey to help us understand your requirements better.

Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Start: 07 Sep 2020
Ends: 08 Mar 2021
Why do we want your views?

As part of Merton’s response in maintaining social distancing, removing rat running and to encourage safe walking and cycling, we will be introducing a temporary road closure on Commonside East near its junction with Spencer Road..

The proposed measure is being introduced under an Experimental Traffic Management Order, the restrictions and the Order will be in place for a maximum of 18 months. Anyone can object and make representations within the first six months of the experimental Order coming into force and the implementation of the works.

Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Start: 07 Sep 2020
Ends: 08 Mar 2021
Why do we want your views?

As part of Merton’s response in maintaining social distancing, removing rat running and to encourage safe walking and cycling, we will be introducing a temporary road closure on Links Road near its junction with Hailsham Road.
The proposed measure is being introduced under an Experimental Traffic Management Order, the restrictions and the Order will be in place for a maximum of 18 months. Anyone can object and make representations within the first six months of the experimental Order coming into force and the implementation of the works.
All representations will be considered prior to making a final decision which could include its removal, making any necessary modifications or making it permanent.

Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Start: 07 Sep 2020
Ends: 08 Mar 2021
Why do we want your views?

As part of Merton’s response in maintaining social distancing, removing rat running and to encourage safe walking and cycling, we will be introducing a temporary road closure on on Sandy Lane near its junction with Fernlea Road.

The proposed measure is being introduced under an Experimental Traffic Management Order, the restrictions and the Order will be in place for a maximum of 18 months. Anyone can object and make representations within the first six months of the experimental Order coming into force and the implementation of the works.

All representations will be considered prior to making a final decision which could include its removal, making any necessary modifications or making it permanent.

Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Start: 07 Sep 2020
Ends: 08 Mar 2021
Why do we want your views?

As part of Merton’s response in maintaining social distancing, removing rat running and to encourage safe walking and cycling, we will be introducing a temporary banned right turn from Botsford Road into Whately Avenue. 

The proposed measure is being introduced under an Experimental Traffic Management Order, the restrictions and the Order will be in place for a maximum of 18 months. Anyone can object and make representations within the first six months of the experimental Order coming into force and the implementation of the works.
All representations will be considered prior to making a final decision which could include its removal, making any necessary modifications or making it permanent.

Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Start: 07 Sep 2020
Ends: 08 Mar 2021
Why do we want your views?

As part of Merton’s response in maintaining social distancing, removing rat running and to encourage safe walking and cycling, we will be introducing a temporary road closure on Seely Road near its junction with Hailsham Road. 

The proposed measure is being introduced under an Experimental Traffic Management Order, the restrictions and the Order will be in place for a maximum of 18 months. Anyone can object and make representations within the first six months of the experimental Order coming into force and the implementation of the works.
All representations will be considered prior to making a final decision which could include its removal, making any necessary modifications or making it permanent.

Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Start: 28 Jan 2021
Ends: 28 Feb 2021
Why do we want your views?

As part of Merton’s Low Traffic Neighbourhood programme, we have been successful in obtaining funding for the introduction of a LTN, aimed at removing through-traffic. Quieter streets encourage safe walking and cycling within your neighbourhood. The proposals include the following measures:

  • No-Left turn from Coombe Lane into Cambridge Road.
  • No-Right turn from Cambridge Rd into Coombe Lane.
  • Modal filter: No-Entry into Avenue Road from Coombe Lane and No-Exit onto Coombe Lane from Avenue Road. The junction will be open to cyclists and emergency vehicles only.

An Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) camera will enforce the proposed measures. Access for the emergency services, authorised service vehicles and cycles will not be affected.

To determine the level of support, we are undertaking an informal consultation between 27 January and 28 February 2021. The decision on whether or not to proceed with the next step, which would involve a statutory consultation on the proposals, will be subject to the responses received during this consultation. We would ask that you submit your questionnaire online no later than 28 February 2021

Why do we want your views?

We are consulting on proposed changes to services at Lavender Nursery on London Road Mitcham.

Expansion of Merton Education Services into Lavender Nursery

Part of Melbury College, Merton Medical Education Services offer high quality, bespoke education provision for highly vulnerable students who live in Merton and who are unable to attend mainstream school because of medical and / or mental health needs. The offer is part of the council’s statutory obligation to ensure education is provided for all of its school age children.

Due to a rise in the secondary school aged population and rising needs, especially in relation to mental health, student numbers have increased year-on-year, Merton Medical Education Services have outgrown their previous accommodation at the Canterbury Road campus, Morden. They are currently in temporary provision but require a permanent, suitable home.

The council has limited resources and therefore needs to make sure it can provide for this need from within its existing building stock rather than through new build.

Closure of Lavender Nursery (London Road) 

Lavender Nursery currently offers early education and care for children aged 2 to 4/5 years of age as part of the borough-wide offer of a range of early childhood services delivered through the borough’s network of children’s centres.

Lavender Nursery (London Road) currently provides up to 80 part-time, term-time only nursery places for 2-year-olds who are eligible for free nursery education, and up to 48 full-time all-year-round places for children aged 2, 3 and 4 for fee-paying families. The proposal is to:

  • Close the full working day, fee-paying provision (i.e. 48 full-time places)
  • Find alternative venue(s) to provide the 80 part-time, term-time free places for eligible 2-year-olds

The proposed changes would not be implemented until late August 2021 to make sure families that are changing placement for September 2021 do not need to seek any short-term alternative arrangements. Parents will be able to choose their future provision from across the wider childcare sector.

Impact on Tamworth Recreation Ground and paddling pool

The paddling pool and park are independently managed. The proposal is that the area currently designated to Education for Nursery becomes provision for Merton Medical Education Services. It should not therefore be impacted by this proposal.

Please provide comments by email to School.Consult@merton.gov.uk by Monday 22 February 2021

Post to: Contracts and School Organisation, Children, Schools and Families Department, London Borough of Merton, Merton Civic Centre, Morden SM4 5DX

Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Start: 15 Jan 2021
Ends: 05 Feb 2021
Why do we want your views?

As part of Merton’s Low Traffic Neighbourhood programme, we have been successful in obtaining funding for the introduction of a LTN, aimed at removing rat running and to encourage safe walking and cycling on Charles Road in the Abby area.
The proposal include a non-physical road closure in Charles Road at its junction with Rutlish Road, with planter boxes narrowing the carriageway to warn motorists.
An Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) camera will enforce the proposed measures. Access for the emergency services, authorised service vehicles and cycles will not be affected. 

Why do we want your views?

As part of Merton’s Low Traffic Neighbourhood programme, we have been successful in obtaining funding for the introduction of a LTN, aimed at removing rat running and to encourage safe walking and cycling within Wimbledon Park, on Cromwell Road and Haydon Park Road.

The proposals include the following permitted movements:

  • Left Turn ONLY from Haydon’s Park Road (Westbound) into Avondale Road.
  • Left Turn ONLY from Haydon’s Park Road (Eastbound) into Avondale Road.
  • Right Turn ONLY from Avondale Road (Southbound) into Haydon’s Park Road
  • Right Turn ONLY from Cromwell Road (Westbound) into Avondale Road.
  • Left Turn ONLY from Cromwell Road (Eastbound) into Avondale Road.

An Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) camera will enforce the proposed measures. Access for the emergency services, authorised service vehicles and cycles will not be affected.

To determine the level of support, we are undertaking an informal consultation between 15 January and 5 February 2021. The decision on whether or not to proceed with the next step, which would involve a statutory consultation on the proposals, will be subject to the responses received during this consultation. We would ask that you submit your questionnaire online using this link by no later than 5 February 2021

Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Start: 15 Jan 2021
Ends: 05 Feb 2021
Why do we want your views?

As part of Merton’s Low Traffic Neighbourhood programme, we have been successful in obtaining funding for the introduction of a LTN, aimed at removing rat running and to encourage safe walking and cycling in Merton Park. 

Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Start: 13 Nov 2020
Ends: 01 Feb 2021
Why do we want your views?

The purpose of the SPD (Supplementary Planning Document) is to help developers, decision makers, agents, residents and other interested parties to identify issues to be addressed in any development proposal application in which air quality will be important. It applies to development that may have an impact on air quality such as all major development, any development (including conversions) that introduces new exposure into areas of poor air quality; and smaller development that may emit odours, dust, smoke, and other fumes, for example, commercial kitchens and construction of basement developments. The SPD provides more detail to relevant policies in our Local Plan and does not introduce new policies. 

https://www.merton.gov.uk/planning-and-buildings/planning/supplementary-planning-documents/air-quality-spd-consultation

Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Start: 13 Nov 2020
Ends: 01 Feb 2021
Why do we want your views?

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. At the same time, it is in the interest of all who live and work in Merton to attract new talent and new business to enhance the borough's resilience to external change, sustain a buoyant long-term economy and ensure a quality built environment for generations to come.

We want to hear from you as to what your priorities are and what you want to see improved or protected 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.

Please take a look at www.merton.gov.uk/planning-and-buildings/planning/local-plan/newlocalplan

Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Start: 27 Aug 2020
Ends: 31 Jan 2021
Why do we want your views?

In response to coronavirus and to support our local businesses the Council intend to create a temporary
pedestrian & Cycle zone on the Village High Street. This will create a better environment for the local community and visitors, with more space for pedestrians to enjoy the village.

Following feedback received to the initial scheme, the Council has made a reduction to the restrictions. The restriction will apply on Sundays 9am - 4pm from Sunday 4 October 2020, This applies to vehicular access and parking.

The project will be implemented via an Experimental Traffic Order, which means we will seek and assess views on the scheme after it is implemented. We will monitor the effectiveness and impact of the scheme between now and January 2021. Dependant on feedback, a decision will be made early 2021 to either keep, modify or remove the experimental measures.