Merton’s key opportunity – Morden town centre
Thu 25th August 2016, 5:00 pm
In Morden town centre, 1,070 new homes are planned – 40% of which will be allocated as affordable – as well as new retail and public spaces. Merton Council is looking to appoint a development partner to carry out the plans.
The area was given housing zone status in October 2015 by the former mayor of London Boris Johnson, meaning the Greater London Authority will make £42 million available to developers to assist with the delivery of new homes.
This will pave the way for comprehensive town centre regeneration.
Merton Council consulted residents in November 2015.
A masterplan is now being conceived to guide development in an area that includes Kendor Gardens, the underground station, the civic centre and the Carriage Cleaning Shed.
Supporting infrastructure such as school places and health facilities will be considered as part of it. Other benefits being sought include improving the public realm and streetscape, moving the bus parking further from the station area and creating better public space.
A public consultation on some specific matters will be held near the end 2016. Residents will be consulted again on the draft masterplan in 2017.
A masterplan for the whole town centre will be conceived at a later point. Work should start in 2018-19 and will take place in phases over eight years.
To find out more, book your place at Sitematch London to meet Merton Council.