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Merton High Street Parklet

To support the hospitality sector recover from Covid-19 restrictions, Merton Council is supporting business who wish to extend seating areas onto the public highway. In many cases, this includes pavement licences for tables and chairs on the footway.

We are also working with businesses across Merton, supported by Government grants to introduce parklets in some locations to provide additional seating capacity. Parklets are temporary wooden structures and planters which occupy parking bays and provide additional space for outside dining.

Parklets are not only part of the Council's commitment to supporting economic recovery, they also contribute to improved air quality, vibrancy and sense of place as well as reducing vehicle dominance in the street scene. 

Merton High Street parklet is one of eight parklets being delivered across the borough. It will suspend five parking bays outside the Cedar restaurant and Merton cafe & wine on Merton High Street in line with the approved seating license. The order will come into effect on Friday 9 July 2021 and remain in place for no more than 18 months. The consultation will be open for 6 months. Please use this online form to provide feedback.