Merton Council

Merton Character Study


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 start date 09 February 2021
Consultation end date 23 March 2021

For more information about this engagement, please contact:

Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Future Merton
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