A borough-wide review of parking measures has been underway since 2016 and resulted in over 90,000 residents being consulted on a range of parking proposals. As a result, 17 parking permit schemes were installed, amended, or extended and 11 free bay schemes were implemented.
Parking remains one of the issues of most concern to residents in Sutton and as a result of the parking consultation, we have received many further requests for a review of parking arrangements in streets across the borough.
The council plans to continue to review new parking requests and issues received from residents, businesses and councillors each quarter, using the prioritisation process set out in the approved Parking Strategy report. This will ensure that we are managing parking effectively, prioritising parking for local people and identifying new areas where parking pressures emerge.
What is left to deliver
There are a further 500 requests which have been received during the parking strategy process which will be reviewed against a new parking requests policy.
Requests for parking changes will be measured against set criteria, prioritising road safety, followed by levels of resident/councillor support; where access issues have been highlighted by the emergency services or waste and recycling services; where measures might support sustainable transport options; and where commuter parking or congestion is an issue.
Streets currently under consultation
We are currently carrying out an informal consultation with residents and businesses at the following locations.
Letters have been sent to properties in the affected streets seeking initial feedback to the proposals (including detailed maps of the suggested changes).
You can also view the proposals using our online mapping tool.
The informal stage of this consultation closes on August 15, 2022. We will then review the feedback before we decide whether or not we take the proposals to statutory consultation in September 2022.
Make a request for a parking change in my area
You can make a request online on the parking requests webpage.