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Merton's Unitary Development Plan

Merton's Unitary Development Plan (UDP), adopted in October 2003, was part of the statutory development plan for the borough.

The policies within Merton's UDP were superseded gradually between 2007 and 2014, with the final remaining policies, and therefore the entire UDP, being superseded by the adoption of Merton's Sites and Policies Plan on 9 July 2014.

Sites and Polices Plan and Policies Map

November 2012

Status of all UDP policies as at November 2012 - updated from the adoption of Merton's Core Planning Strategy (July 2011) and the South London Waste Plan (March 2012)

September 2007

On 27 September 2007, the Secretary of State issued a Direction which decided that 12 policies from Merton's UDP are no longer required or have been replaced by national policy or the London Plan.

From 27 September 2007 the twelve policies listed below should not have been used to help determine planning decisions.

  • HN.1: Affordable housing
  • HP.3: rehabilitation of vacant dwellings
  • HP.4 Density of Development
  • HP.6 Flat conversions: retention of units
  • LD.3 Planning briefs
  • MO.2: Re-use of upper floors
  • PE.10 Waste facilities
  • S.10 Access for people with disabilities
  • ST.9 Quality residential areas
  • ST.11: Housing provision
  • U.2 Mixed use in urban villages
  • U.3: Sustainable transport in urban villages

For more information, please see the following links or contact us using the contact details below.

Merton's UDP online (PDF Format)

Merton's Unitary Development Plan is available here as a single document  but it is likely to take some time to download.

It is also available split into chapters (see below)


Part 1

Part 2

Chapter 3: Living and working in Merton

Chapter 4: A safe, green and healthy borough

Chapter 5: Town centres and shopping

Chapter 6: Transport

Chapter 7: Resources and implementation


External links

Contact us

Strategic Policy and Research
Future Merton.
London Borough of Merton
12th Floor Civic Centre
London Road
Morden SM4 5DX.

Telephone:  020 8545 3837
Fax: 020 8545 4160

This page was last updated on Monday 26 January 2015

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