You only have until 3rd February 2017 to respond to the PLANNING INSPECTOR regarding Merton’s Local Plan!
Merton Council rather quietly released the final version of their Merton Estates Plan over Christmas, and haven’t greatly publicised the fact that, from their point of view, you only have until 3rd Feb 2017 to give your comments.
Remember that they have spent a lot of time with the Circle Clarion regen team adjusting their local plan (storey heights, densities, road layouts etc) to suit their combined objectives, possibly rather than those necessarily expressed by the Ravensbury community.
The council and Circle regen appear to have combined objectives and even have private contractual terms in the handover agreement documents, so it was pretty obvious that there would be an effective partnership.
However, residents should be able to expect an independent response, and even possibly a positive bias in favour of residents & their community.
You really should respond if you feel your responses haven’t been heard in this final version of the local plan.
Ravensbury RA will hold a small workshop at tonight’s meeting to consider the report from Merton, and will also canvas residents door to door on their opinions as it can be very difficult for residents to find time to attend in the evenings.
Merton Council’s request for comments:
If you have comments that you would like the inspector to consider at his or her independent examination of the plan, please let us know in writing (post or e-mail) between 8th December 2016 – 3rd February 2017.
London Borough of Merton
Merton Civic Centre
Morden SM4 5DX
Telephone: 020 8545 3837