Postcodes: CR4, CR7, KT3, SM4, SW16, SW19, SW20
London Borough of Merton became a Borough in 1965 under the Local Government Act when the Municipal Borough of Wimbledon, the Municipal Borough of Mitcham and Merton and Morden Urban District merged. Prior to this these areas were all within the county of Surrey.
In the 2011 Census the population of Merton was 199,700 with a total of 78,800 households. It is one of only 2 Boroughs where the number of households has slightly decreased in the 10 years from 2001 to 2011. However there was an increase in household size. Get Planning and Architecture understands that, with an expansion in family size, our clients may be looking to extend their property. We have the expertise to assist, having completed numerous extensions over our thirty year history, not only in residential settings but also commercial and retail ventures.
Merton Planning & Conservation Areas
Conservation areas are sites of historical or architectural importance. Building and redevelopment can be a more complex process due to more planning regulations and constraints applying within such areas. However our highly trained staff have the expertise to address more challenging planning and design issues. We achieve the aims of our clients both on an aesthetic and functional level whilst adhering to regulations set out by the local planning authority.
Sutton conservation areas:
Bathgate Road, Pelham Road, Bertram Cottages, South Park Gardens, Copse Hill, Upper Morden, Dennis Park Crescent, Vineyard Hill Road, Drax Avenue, Wandle Valley, Dunmore Road, Westcombe Avenue, Durham Road, Wimbledon Broadway, John Innes – Merton Park, Wimbledon Chase, John Innes – Wilton Crescen, Wimbledon Hill Road, Kenilworth Avenue, Wimbledon North, Lambton Road, Wimbledon Village, Leopold Road, Wimbledon West, Merton Hall Road, Wimbledon Windmill, Mitcham Cricket Green, Wool Road
Planning in Merton
Get Planning and Architecture has completed both commercial and residential developments in Merton. As Merton is in a neighbouring borough to Get Planning and Architecture offices, we have a comprehensive knowledge of its layout.
With regard to residential and commercial planning, building and design, Merton, in 2003, was the first Borough to implement the “Merton Rule.” This is a planning policy requiring all new developments to produce 10 per cent of energy requirements from on-site renewable energy sources. The “Merton Rule” is now the national standard in the UK in order to meet the Government’s targets on climate change and renewable energy.
The main areas in Merton are: Colliers Wood, Lower Morden, Merton Park, Mitcham, Mitcham Common, Morden, Morden Park, Motspur Park (also partly Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames), New Malden (also partly Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames), Norbury (also partly in London Borough of Croydon), Pollards Hill (also partly in London Borough of Croydon), Raynes Park, St.Helier (also partly in the London Borough of Sutton), South Wimbledon, Summerstown, Wimbledon and Wimbledon Park.
Merton Planning Applications & Appeals
In December 2014 two massive redevelopments at Wimbledon’s iconic ‘All England Club’ were approved. Planning permission was granted for a fixed and retractable roof on No. 1 Court and for the redevelopment of Raynes Park Playing fields to become the interim home of the ‘Wimbledon Junior Tennis Initiative’. Richard Lewis, Chief Executive of the All England Lawn and Tennis Club said of the decision ‘I am delighted; they were two very important applications’. The roof project is expected to be complete no sooner than 2019.
In other news, in November 2014 AFC Wimbledon submitted a planning application to transform the Greyhound Stadium at Plough Lane into an 11,000 capacity football stadium. The application also includes a proposal to build 600 residential units near to the stadium in conjunction with Galliard Homes.
Merton Contact Information
Merton – Local Planning Authority
London Borough of Merton
Merton Civic Centre
Morden SM4 5DX
For more information, visit www.merton.gov.uk