Merton Council


Current and planned consultations

Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Start: 19 Feb 2024
Ends: 08 Mar 2024
Why do we want your views?

To address rat running and speed, the Council is considering the introduction of a road closure along Longthornton Road.  To facilitate unhindered access for emergency services, the closure will be non-physical and will be enforced by an ANPR camera.


Three options have been developed for the point of closure and the option with the majority support will be progressed to statutory consultation. Options include:

1.     Closure at Longthornton Rd / Stanford Rd junction

2.     Closure at Longthornton Rd / Rowan Rd junction

3.     Closure at Longthornton Rd / Hemlock Close junction


Plans of each option can be viewed below.


To ensure sufficient space for a turning head at the point of closure, there will be a need for some parking restrictions which will be subject to a statutory consultation should one of the options be progressed.  


To determine the preferred option and level of support, we are undertaking an informal consultation between 19 February to 8 March 2024. The decision to proceed with a road closure and on the preferred option and whether to proceed with the next step, which would involve a statutory consultation on the preferred option, will be subject to the responses received during this consultation. We would ask that you submit your views online via our questionnaire.

Why do we want your views?

The London Borough of Merton is proposing to add a provision that is reserved for pupils with special educational needs to Liberty Primary School, Western Road, Mitcham CR4 3EB with effect from 1 September 2024.

The proposed special educational provision will provide 30 places for pupils with Communication Needs including children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Admission to the provision will be decided by the Council’s SEN Panel and pupils admitted to the provision will be additional to the school’s published admission number.

Within four weeks from the date of publication of these proposals, any person may object to, or make comment upon the proposals, by sending their representations to: Director of Children, Lifelong Learning and Families (FAO: Paul Stemp, Admissions Manager), London Borough of Merton, Civic Centre, London Road, Morden, SM4 5DX or by emailing:

Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Start: 02 Feb 2024
Ends: 22 Mar 2024
Why do we want your views?

Following the hearing sessions held in 2022 and in the light of the post-hearings correspondence between the Inspectors and the Council, the Planning Inspectors have published their covering note to main modifications, and permitted the council to publish the Main Modifications for consultation. The main modification, a version of the Merton’s Draft Local Plan with all the proposed modifications incorporated and other related documents can be viewed in the examination library. Please submit any comments that you may have on the proposed main modifications by Friday 22 March 2024 to or in writing to FutureMerton, Merton Civic Centre, London Road, Morden SM4 5DX. The Planning Inspectors will consider all responses received to this consultation before issuing their final report on Merton’s Local Plan.