Activity to improve North Mitcham local centre

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Dear Merton Borough Council,

Please could you detail any activity that the Council has undertaken since 2010 to deliver the following elements of its Core Strategy, in relation specifically to the urban realm and environment of North Mitcham local centre:

- Strategic Objective 4 (ensuring that Merton's [...] local centres [...] are attractive and accessible to local residents and workers)
- 12.15 We will continue to support environmental improvements and the convenience nature of [North Mitcham local] centre.
- 17.2 Summary of town centre aims, Local centres, Design: Support high quality design and public realm improvements to make a positive impact on local character.
- 17.2 Summary of town centre aims, Local centres, Transport and public realm: Improving the public realm to address divisions in communities created by the transport networks.

Yours faithfully,

David Arquati

foi, Merton Borough Council

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Tara Butler, Merton Borough Council

 

Dear Mr Arquati,

Freedom of Information Act 2000 / Environmental Information Regulations
2004 Information request

 

Thank you for your request for information, which was received on 8 July
2015.  We have now considered your request as set out below. 

 

You asked:

 

Please could you detail any activity that the Council has undertaken since
2010 to deliver the following elements of its Core Strategy, in relation
specifically to the urban realm and environment of North Mitcham local
centre:

 

- Strategic Objective 4 (ensuring that Merton's [...] local centres [...]
are attractive and accessible to local residents and workers)

- 12.15 We will continue to support environmental improvements and the
convenience nature of [North Mitcham local] centre.

- 17.2 Summary of town centre aims, Local centres, Design: Support high
quality design and public realm improvements to make a positive impact on
local character.

- 17.2 Summary of town centre aims, Local centres, Transport and public
realm: Improving the public realm to address divisions in communities
created by the transport networks.

 

Merton’s Core Planning Strategy was adopted in 2011 to run from July 2011
to 2026. Actions to deliver it will take place from 2011 to 2026.

 

The current priority for actions in the Mitcham area is Mitcham town
centre, where the council and other partners are investing in significant
improvements via Rediscover Mitcham:
[1]www.merton.gov.uk/rediscovermitcham

 

As Merton’s Core Planning Strategy applies when landowners seek planning
permission, most of the initiatives are delivered via planning
applications and decisions.

 

There have been at least 15 planning applications in the North Mitcham
area since the Core Planning Strategy was adopted in July 2011 where
council planning officers have considered that the design is in line with
Merton’s planning policies towards making a positive impact on local
character. In line with Strategic Objective 4, 12.15 and 17.2 listed
above. All planning applications and decisions are available online via
[2]http://planning.merton.gov.uk/Northgate/...
and using the street name to select “London Road Tooting”.

 

In addition the council carried out carriageway resurfacing in
autumn/winter 2013 through the Local Centre (between Pitcairne Road and
Mitcham Road). The council has also funded shopfront improvements to a
double unit on the parade of shopfronts by the station.

 

If you have any queries or concerns about this please contact me.

 

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request please contact
Karin Lane, the Head of Information Governance at Merton Council, Civic
Centre, Morden, SM4 5DX or e-mail [3][Merton Borough Council request email]

 

If you remain dissatisfied with the handling of your request or complaint,
you have a right to appeal to the Information Commissioner at:

 

The Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane,
Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

 

Telephone:0303 123 1113

 

Website: [4]www.ico.org.uk

 

There is no charge for making an appeal.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Tara Butler

 

Programme Manager – Strategic Policy and Research

Future Merton

London Borough of Merton

12^th floor, Civic Centre

London Road,

Morden SM4 5DX

 

Tel: 020 8545 4855

Email: [5][email address]

 

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