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Parking consultations start in final area of borough

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Published Thursday, 5th September 2019

Our borough-wide review of parking is reaching its final areas for initial consultation with residents and businesses

Our parking strategy is being rolled out in three geographic areas. The first consultation for residents in Geographical Area 3, covering parts of Cheam North, Worcester Park, Beddington and Wallington starts today (Thursday, September 5) and runs for six weeks.

With resident surveys consistently identifying on-street parking as one of the issues of most concern to residents in the borough, the council has adopted a borough-wide Parking Strategy to identify parking pressures in Sutton. 

The parking strategy forms part of Sutton’s overall five-year plan Ambitious for Sutton.

Both plans seek to take a cohesive, cross-borough view of parking options and future-proof Sutton’s parking availability to help residents in the years to come. 

Environment and Neighbourhood Chair Councillor Manuel Abellan said:

“It is not our intention to cover the borough in parking restrictions, but there are some areas in Sutton where there are simply too many cars and if we don’t do something soon, we will run out of space for everybody to park their car.

“Emergency services and waste collection contractors have reported issues gaining access to some streets. Ongoing growth in population with new housing developments, commuter parking pressures near railway stations and wide-spread dependency on motor vehicle travel in the borough mean that we need to review our parking controls.

“The Parking Strategy consultations aim to take stock of parking across the borough and enable you to “have your say” about parking on your street.  

“At this stage, we just want to know what you think and whether you believe there are issues.  We are not proposing any specific parking schemes at this stage.”

How can I give my views?

Please complete the online survey that closes on Thursday October, 17, 2019. 

Only one submission will be accepted per household.

If you’re not able to get online, you can request a paper version of the questionnaire by calling 020 8770 5000 or by picking one up from your local library.

Further Frequently Asked Questions are available on the Council’s website: www.sutton.gov.uk/parkingstrategy 

We will be providing a further update on the next steps for the Geographical Area 2 consultation for parts of Cheam, Belmont, Carshalton Central, Carshalton South and Clockhouse shortly. 

The consultation results for the first stage of the parking review for Geographical Area 2 is available on our website. The feedback from the consultation along with information from parking beat surveys are being used to determine next steps in the parking strategy for this area.