Merton Council


Current and planned consultations

Why do we want your views?

We are proposing to introduce new licensing schemes for privately rented properties and houses in multiple occupation (HMOs), as well as new planning controls for HMOs, in some parts of Merton.

We are consulting on plans to implement a licensing scheme in 4 wards for private rented properties occupied by a single household or two unrelated individuals.

Houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) consisting of 5 or more people from 3 or more households already need to be licensed under separate mandatory HMO schemes. This proposal would introduce a ‘selective licensing scheme’ to extend licensing to all private rented properties (excluding HMOs) in the designated areas.

We are also seeking to introduce an ‘additional licensing scheme’ into 7 wards which will extend the mandatory licensing scheme to all HMOs.

Additionally, we are proposing to introduce further planning controls (an ‘article 4 direction’) for small HMOs in the same 7 wards meaning that planning permission will be required for all HMOs within those wards, whatever their size.

We want to hear from residents, tenants, businesses, private landlords and managing agents who live, work or have a connection to the areas under consideration, including those living in neighbouring boroughs with an interest in the scheme.

South London Partnership
Start: 14 Nov 2022
Ends: 23 Dec 2022
Why do we want your views?

“No Wrong Door” initiative funded by the GLA / London Mayor is a city-wide programme supporting London economic recovery post covid. As part of this programme the South London Partnership would like to understand more about resident's experience of accessing employment, skills and training opportunities.

Please complete this survey about your experiences and you can help shape future services. 

Environment Agency
Start: 10 Nov 2022
Ends: 23 Dec 2022
Why do we want your views?

The Environment Agency is eeking your comments on an environmental permit application received from Viridor South London Limited for the Beddington Energy Recovery Facility.

Why do we want your views?

Constituency boundaries are changing, and it’s your final chance to help shape the new map.

The Boundary Commission for England (BCE) is required by Parliament to undertake an independent and impartial review of all constituencies in England, to rebalance the number of electors in each constituency.

Constituency sizes currently vary widely due to population changes since the last boundary review. The new map proposed by the Commission will make sure each constituency has between 69,724 and 77,062 electors, so that each MP represents roughly the same number of electors. The 2023 Boundary Review also requires that the number of constituencies in England increases from 533 to 543.

The Commission has listened to the feedback sent in from the public, and have changed nearly half of the initial proposals published last year. The new revised proposals are now available to view via an interactive map on the consultation website

A final public consultation is open now until 5 December and is the last chance to provide your views on new constituency boundaries. The Boundary Commission for England has invited the public to visit and comment on the proposals via the website, email or letter. Hard copies of the proposals are available to view at public places of deposit listed on the Boundary Commission for England website. You can give your feedback on anything from where the proposed electoral boundaries are, to the suggestions for new constituency names.

To tell the Commission whether the new proposals for constituencies best represent your local community, and have your say before 5 December.

UK Commission on Covid Commemoration
Start: 24 Oct 2022
Ends: 05 Dec 2022
Why do we want your views?

The UK Commission on Covid Commemoration has launched a consultation giving people across the UK the opportunity to say how they think the pandemic should be remembered and with possible suggestions including the adoption of a Remembrance Sunday-style symbol, dedicated memorials and reflective spaces.