Merton Council

Longthornton Road - proposed closure


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.

Consultation start date 19 February 2024
Consultation end date 08 March 2024
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For more information about this engagement, please contact:

Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Paul Miles

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