The information on this page has been put together based on the questions and requests made by residents during previous stages of the parking consultation. This page is updated frequently in response to residents questions.
Yellow line waiting restrictions help traffic to move freely and also improve road safety.
Double yellow lines mean that parking is restricted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in other words ‘at any time’. Single yellow lines mean that at some time during the day parking is restricted. The days and times of the restrictions will be shown on a yellow sign
Resident Permit Parking zones such as Controlled Parking Zones (CPZs) or Permit Parking Areas (PPAs) mean that residents can park in allocated residential parking places as long as the permit that they display has the same zone code as shown on their permit during operational times. Yellow line parking restrictions also apply within these Permit Parking Zones - as detailed above.
Anyone whose address is included in the Traffic Management Order (TMO) for a Resident Parking Zone can apply for a Resident Parking Permit. The vehicle, that the application is being made for, must be registered to the householder at the address within the relevant Zone. A maximum of three permits per household is allowed.
Resident Permit costs are standardised across Sutton and are based on vehicle type, fuel type and Co2 emissions. download our current pricing structure . To check your vehicle type, fuel type and Co2 emissions please consult your vehicles V5 document or visit you can also find this information online using the vehcle tax checker from Gov.uk
If your company provides you with vehicle, for your sole use, then permits can be issued, with supporting evidence provided by your company, provided the vehicle is not an N1 classification which are only eligible for permits if registered at the address within the zone. To check your vehicle type please consult your vehicles V5 document or find this information online using the vehcle tax checker from Gov.uk
Visitor vouchers will be made available to enable your visitors to park in permit holder only bays within the zone during controlled hours. Sutton is one of the only Local Authorities that offers an annual allocation of free visitor vouchers with each household within the zone receiving 50 free hours of visitor vouchers per annum. Additional visitor vouchers will be able to be purchased online for £61 for 100 hours, the standard price across Sutton.
During the scheme design certain properties may be excluded from being eligible for permits due to a number of factors such as sufficient private parking already being available or there being planning restrictions in place preventing the issue of permits. The properties eligible will be made clear through the formal consultation process.
A Traffic Management Order (TMO) is a legal document that requests feedback from the public on proposed local traffic rules / restrictions to be implemented and complied with by road users such as waiting and loading restrictions, one-way systems and weight limits. Emergency services are also consulted and notices are placed on lamp posts or signposts in the areas affected. TMOs are advertised in the local press and London Gazzette.
As a Blue Badge holder nothing will change. National restrictions apply including parking free in any shared use bay, on-street pay-and-display bays, parking for a maximum of three hours on a single or double yellow line as long as there are no loading restrictions. Remember to check any signs for restrictions when parking. Disabled Blue Badge holders will need a residential parking permit to park in Resident Permit Parking Only bays.
Nothing will change. The Council offers special permits for Carers. For more information on carers permits visit our parking permits page
Nothing will change. Business permits are not available, however businesses can use pay and display bays, loading bays and loading areas, subject to any restrictions.
Loading and unloading of goods is permitted within parking bays for up to 20 minutes at a time and also on yellow lines (except where loading restrictions apply) as long as vehicles or packages don’t cause any obstructions or danger for other road users.
If you are in a Resident Permit Parking Zone, you will need to purchase a Resident Parking Permit, or park on private land or private driveway.
Then please notify us by completing the Questionnaire that will be distributed across the borough. We can then formally take your response into consideration when analysing the results.
The Council’s Vehicle Crossover Policy and information on how you apply for one can be found at the following link:
In Controlled Zones bays will not be placed across existing vehicle crossovers however a single yellow waiting restriction (operating during the controlled hours) will be placed on the road to restrict parking (unless on a junction which will have double yellow lines designating no waiting at any time).
Once a Controlled Zone is in place no controlled bays will be removed to facilitate a new vehicle crossover as this reduces the parking capacity on street for all permit holders.
All Controlled Zones must be self sufficient as no core Council funding is permitted to be used to implement, maintain and operate them.
Legislation restricts use of permit revenue to the implementation (consultation, legal traffic order processes, installation of signs and lines), maintenance (refreshing of signs and lines, update of electronic systems to facilitate permit issues etc) and operation (administration of permit issue and provision of dedicated enforcement resources to enforce the zone).
Any surplus generated after all these cost are taken into account is restricted by legislation to be reinvested in highways/travel related services/projects.