Published Thursday, 15th November 2018
Letters sent out this week as consultation gets under way
With Sutton having the fourth highest level of car ownership in London, the council’s Parking Consultation is continuing to be rolled out with the aim being to improve local parking and traffic situations across the borough.
Cllr Manuel Abellan, chair of Sutton Council’s environment and neighbourhood committee, said it was vital that all residents have a say on the proposed Parking Strategy.
“People clearly want parking problems fixed,” he said. “So it’s vital that every resident has a chance to comment on any proposed changes.The parking strategy is one of our top priorities.”
The next phase of the parking consultation will be open to certain streets and locations between Friday 16 November to Sunday 16 December with the council asking those people who receive letters (between 15 to 19 November) to confirm whether or not they support proposals for their street.
Areas included within this phase are St Helier, The Wrythe & Wandle Valley and Sutton Local local committee areas, and from wards: Carshalton Central; Sutton South and Belmont; and Wallington North. This next stage will address problems previously identified such as traffic management, CO2 emissions and general impact traffic on their immediate surroundings.
Sutton Council will rollout Parking Consultation Surveys to other streets and areas across the borough in due course so please watch this space.
Cllr Abellan added: “Traffic and parking are two of the biggest issues that concern people living and working in Sutton. The more responses we receive, the more we’ll be able to fairly and accurately, design and then implement solutions for individual streets.
“We want to get this right, and we’ll be in a better position to do that with the help of the entire community.”
For more information and to complete this stage’s Parking Consultation Survey, please visit sutton.gov.uk/parkinghaveyoursay. You will need to view the street proposals first before completing the questionnaire. Street proposals and Parking surveys can also be found at libraries within the areas listed.