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Merton Council's own development company, Merantun, is proposing to build a new block of flats on the Elm Nursery Car Park site, in London Road. This will be entirely affordable homes. Nonetheless, we have our reservations about the proposal.

Merton Council's own development company, Merantun, has plans to build flats on the Raleigh Gardens car park in Mitcham. This is an important proposal as Mitcham is under severe development pressure at present, and Merantun should be setting the highest standards. Sadly it falls well short of the mark. 

A proposal for flats on what was the old Kwik Fit garage site would cram in five storeys, with four floors of flats above retail. The design is ugly, anglular and blocky. Being inside the Cricket Green Conservation Area policies require it to enhance the Conservation Area. It does the opposite. 

We occasionally award a Certificate of Appreciation where we see something happening that we think is good for Mitcham. It's our way of saying Thank You. Our latest Certificate of Appreciation was awarded to Blythe & Co Chartered Accountants. 

A large site on London Road in Mitcham which is currently a car wash may soon be occupied by a five storey development which is too greedy for the site. With shops proposed for the ground floor and four floors of flats above, the new building would be taller by far than the nearby buildings on the same side of London Road.