It’s up to you…..

Make a difference by commenting on the Council’s strategy for the development of the Merton College site on Central Road, is the message from Merton Council.

The Council is promoting a high quality environmental development for the site on Central Road, Morden, benefiting the wider community. It is a radical change from traditional forms of development normally seen throughout London. The Council will begin consulting with the public on the proposal from Monday 20 January 2003.

The development will provide a new public park, community facilities and employment opportunities, together with new housing, creating a new community focus and raising the profile of the area. Merton will benefit from the many positive impacts of sustainable housing and it will also help to establish the Council as being committed to sustainable development and encouraging cutting-edge solutions to environmental problems.

The Council’s vision is to see the site developed as one of the best examples of sustainable urban living in London. Pioneering energy efficient designs are proposed to reduce emissions of harmful global warming gases. It will provide a new location for employment and local business, reducing the need for commuting, providing advanced IT connections and creating areas that make local working and working from home more attractive.

Steve Clark, Merton Council’s Head of Planning and Public Protection, said: “We are committed to improving the lives of Merton’s residents, future generations and the environment through the development of this site. This is a real example of thinking globally and acting locally. We would like to hear residents’ views on the strategy for this major development opportunity”.

Public consultation will run from Monday 20 January 2003 to 19 February 2003. From 20 January 2003, further information can be found at Merton Civic Centre, all Merton’s Libraries, and is available on Merton’s website at http://www.merton.gov.uk/plansandprojects/mertoncollege

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Press Contact:
Claire Mowatt
Press & PR Officer
London Borough of Merton
020 8545 3327