Merton Council


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Current and planned consultations


Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Start: 10 Sep 2020
Ends: 23 Oct 2020
Why do we want your views?

Our key transport objectives are to: reduce the vehicular emissions that contribute to climate change and poor air quality; minimise traffic congestion; ensure safety for all road users; improve public health through increasing active travel; and ensure good accessibility for all residents. To achieve these objectives we aim to reduce journeys particularly by car, encourage the use of sustainable travel and where vehicle use is necessary support a switch to lower emissions.

Merton already manages parking in the Borough in a way that contributes towards our strategic transport objectives including through the use of parking charges. These proposals seek to further strengthen our approach to parking by introducing an emissions based charging model that will aim to address the vehicular emissions that contribute towards climate change and poor air quality.

We would be grateful if you could take a few minutes to answer our questionnaire and give us your views our proposals for emission-based charging.

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: 07 Sep 2020
Ends: 05 Oct 2020
Why do we want your views?

Tell us what is special about living in Merton? / Tell us what you love about your neighbourhood?

We are preparing a characterisation study for Merton which will inform what future growth looks like for different areas in the borough. We need your help to get your thoughts on what makes your neighbourhood special and what could be improved. The information you provide will help us to understand what contributes to local character in Merton and how future development can strengthen and support local communities.
The engagement is not part of a statutory planning process but the findings will feed into the Local Plan in the future. You can read about the Local Plan and its timescales here.

Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Start: 04 Sep 2020
Ends: 22 Oct 2020
Why do we want your views?

The South London Waste Plan 2012 is being revised. In summer 2020 councillors across all four boroughs considered the results of the public consultation held in 2019 and agreed to submit the Draft South London Waste Plan to the Secretary of State for an independent examination.

The Draft South London Waste Plan has now been published and we are seeking your views on the document and it's Sustainability Appraisal. Representations and comments will be accepted from 4 September until 5pm on 22 October 2020.

Sutton Council are the project lead for the South London Waste Plan and all consultations on behalf of the above named boroughs.

All the relevant documents and further information can be viewed on Sutton Council's website

Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Start: 04 Sep 2020
Ends: 05 Mar 2021
Why do we want your views?

To improve safety, active travel and air quality, and in response to Covid-19 pandemic, the Council intends to restrict motorised access in and out of the identified roads that accommodate school pedestrian gates during the morning school opening and afternoon school closing periods under an Experimental Traffic Management Order (ETMO). During these periods, the road will be predominately ‘pedestrian and cycle only’ zone. Residents who live in the affected roads will be allowed access as will staff who are based at the school; those with special needs children who need to be driven to school would also be exempt.


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.

Why do we want your views?

To improve safety, active travel and air quality, and in response to Covid-19 pandemic, the Council intends to restrict motorised access in and out of the identified roads that accommodate school pedestrian gates during the morning school opening and afternoon school closing periods under an Experimental Traffic Management Order (ETMO). During these periods, the road will be predominately ‘pedestrian and cycle only’ zone. Residents who live in the affected roads will be allowed access as will staff who are based at the school; those with special needs children who need to be driven to school would also be exempt.

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: 04 Sep 2020
Ends: 05 Mar 2021
Why do we want your views?

To improve safety, active travel and air quality, and in response to Covid-19 pandemic, the Council intends to restrict motorised access in and out of the identified roads that accommodate school pedestrian gates during the morning school opening and afternoon school closing periods under an Experimental Traffic Management Order (ETMO). During these periods, the road will be predominately ‘pedestrian and cycle only’ zone. Residents who live in the affected roads will be allowed access as will staff who are based at the school; those with special needs children who need to be driven to school would also be exempt.
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.

Why do we want your views?

To improve safety, active travel and air quality, and in response to Covid-19 pandemic, the Council intends to restrict motorised access in and out of the identified roads that accommodate school pedestrian gates during the morning school opening and afternoon school closing periods under an Experimental Traffic Management Order (ETMO). During these periods, the road will be predominately ‘pedestrian and cycle only’ zone. Residents who live in the affected roads will be allowed access as will staff who are based at the school; those with special needs children who need to be driven to school would also be exempt.

The proposed measure is being introduced at the start of September term and will operate term times only during the published hours under an Experimental Traffic Management Order. Anyone can object and make representations within the first six months (the statutory/formal consultation period) of the experimental Order coming into force and the implementation of the works.

Why do we want your views?

To improve safety, active travel and air quality, and in response to Covid-19 pandemic, the Council intends to restrict motorised access in and out of the identified roads that accommodate school pedestrian gates during the morning school opening and afternoon school closing periods under an Experimental Traffic Management Order (ETMO). During these periods, the road will be predominately ‘pedestrian and cycle only’ zone. Residents who live in the affected roads will be allowed access as will staff who are based at the school; those with special needs children who need to be driven to school would also be exempt.


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: 04 Sep 2020
Ends: 05 Mar 2021
Why do we want your views?

To improve safety, active travel and air quality, and in response to Covid-19 pandemic, the Council intends to restrict motorised access in and out of the identified roads that accommodate school pedestrian gates during the morning school opening and afternoon school closing periods under an Experimental Traffic Management Order (ETMO). During these periods, the road will be predominately ‘pedestrian and cycle only’ zone. Residents who live in the affected roads will be allowed access as will staff who are based at the school; those with special needs children who need to be driven to school would also be exempt.


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.

Why do we want your views?

To improve safety, active travel and air quality, and in response to Covid-19 pandemic, the Council intends to restrict motorised access in and out of the identified roads that accommodate school pedestrian gates during the morning school opening and afternoon school closing periods under an Experimental Traffic Management Order (ETMO). During these periods, the road will be predominately ‘pedestrian and cycle only’ zone. Residents who live in the affected roads will be allowed access as will staff who are based at the school; those with special needs children who need to be driven to school would also be exempt.


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.

Why do we want your views?

To improve safety, active travel and air quality, and in response to Covid-19 pandemic, the Council intends to restrict motorised access in and out of the identified roads that accommodate school pedestrian gates during the morning school opening and afternoon school closing periods under an Experimental Traffic Management Order (ETMO). During these periods, the road will be predominately ‘pedestrian and cycle only’ zone. Residents who live in the affected roads will be allowed access as will staff who are based at the school; those with special needs children who need to be driven to school would also be exempt.


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.

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 Reduction (CTR) Scheme for pensioners and Housing Benefit (HB). These changes affect several aspects of these awards and Merton has a commitment to keep the local Council Tax Reduction scheme for non-pensioners, known as Council Tax Support (CTS),  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. This year we have learned from some of the issues raised by the COVID-19 pandemic relating to the Council's inability to make changes to the local CTS scheme to match the changes made by central government to give more generous allowances. We are consulting on two options relating to updating the scheme. You can have your say by clicking on the 'Take Part' link below.

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.

The small western part of the High Street will become a pedestrian & cycle only zone during the following
periods:
• Thursday –Saturday between 6pm and 11pm
• Sunday between 9am and 11pm

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.