Improving parking across Sutton

Stage 2 Parking Consultation- November 2018 consultation

Time line of parking consultation highlighting stage 2 the formal consultation stage

Who are we consulting at stage 2?

We’ll be consulting with residents in the following wards:

  • Parts of Carshalton Central 
  • Parts of St Helier, The Wrythe Wandle Valley
  • Parts of Sutton Local including Central, North and West
  • Parts of Sutton South and Belmont 
  • Parts of Wallington North 

When will the parking survey be open for comments 

You will be able to complete the Parking Survey between Friday 16 November to Sunday 30 December 2018.

View the street proposals in our directory 

Use your street or road name to search the directory and find out what the proposals are for where you live.

What are we asking residents at this stage of the parking consultation 

We would like to know whether or not you support design proposals for your street.  We’ve considered the 5,324 responses we received to our Stage 1 Parking Survey and developed these proposed parking scheme designs with the aim of resolving the problems that were highlighted. We will then ask you to complete the consultation survey providing feedback on if you support the proposals.

Take part in the consultation

Please follow these steps

Step 1:    View the Street proposals in our online directory using your street name example -Almond Avenue, Kinloss Road,York Street or postcode you do not need to include your house number.

Step 2:   Complete the questionnaire online

Having problems completing online?

Visit us at one of our roadshow/public meeting events  we will have hard copies of the survey and of the parking proposals.

Frequently asked questions about the parking survey and potential changes 

What type of parking restrictions are being considered?

Who would be entitled to a Resident Parking Permit?

How much will a permit cost?

What about if I have a company vehicle?

What about visitors? How will they be able to park near my property?

If my property is within the zone will I automatically be eligible for a permit?

What is a Traffic Management Order (TMO)?

I am a disabled Blue Badge holder, will anything change?

Will my Carer be affected?

Will anything change for my business?

As a business, what if goods need to be loaded or unloaded?

As a motorbike owner, how will I be affected?

What if I don’t want you to change anything and leave things as they are?

What if I have a vehicle crossover (dropped kerb) or if I want one in the future?

What will the revenue generated from permits be used for?

 

What type of parking restrictions are being considered?

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.

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Who would be entitled to a Resident Parking Permit?

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.

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How much will a permit cost?

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 

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What about if I have a company vehicle?

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 

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What about visitors? How will they be able to park near my property?

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.

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If my property is within the zone will I automatically be eligible for a permit?

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.

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What is a Traffic Management Order (TMO)?

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.

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I am a disabled Blue Badge holder, will anything change?

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.

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Will my Carer be affected?

Nothing will change. The Council offers special permits for Carers. For more information on carers permits visit our parking permits page 

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Will anything change for my business?

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.

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As a business, what if goods need to be loaded or unloaded?

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.

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As a motorbike owner, how will I be affected?

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.

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What if I don’t want you to change anything and leave things as they are?

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.

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What if I have a vehicle crossover (dropped kerb) or if I want one in the future?

The Council’s Vehicle Crossover Policy and information on how you apply for one can be found at the following link:

Vehicle Crossing Policy

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.

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What will the revenue generated from permits be used for?

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.

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