Published Thursday, 10th October 2019
Residents and businesses have one week left to respond to the initial parking consultation for parts of Cheam North, Worcester Park, Beddington and Wallington.
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:
“We’ve had a steady stream of responses coming through for our latest parking consultation over the past five weeks and want to ensure that as many people as possible take the time to respond before the survey closes.
“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.
“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.”
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
The parking strategy is being conducted over three geographical areas. The live consultation applies only to Geographical Area 3 covering parts of Cheam North, Worcester Park, Beddington and Wallington.