Sutton 2031 - Planning for our Future

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From the 18th February to the 8th April​* we asked residents and stakeholders to help shape a new Local Plan, the document that provides the planning framework for future development.

The Sutton 2031 consultation, which also included the Draft Town Centre Masterplan and the Draft London Cancer Hub Development Framework, received over 4500 responses​ plus two stand alone petitions​.

The council received 4,500 responses to its Local Plan Issues and Options consultation carried out between February and April 2016. All comments received were reported to the Housing, Economy and Business Committee in June 2016 and are availability here: https://moderngov.sutton.gov.uk/mgAi.aspx?ID=31329#mgDocuments. The responses received will go on to inform the Draft Local Plan, which will undertake a second round of consultation in February 2017.

The responses received will go on to inform the Draft Local Plan, which will undertake a second round of consultation in late Autumn.

Thank you to everyone who took part and helped to make the Sutton 2031 consultation a success.

If you would like any further information please don't hesitate to contact our Planning Team. Contact details may be found below. 

*responses accepted until the 15th April.



As part of ‘Sutton 2031’ we sought your views on:

  • Local Plan Issues and Preferred Options – The Local Plan is the overarching planning framework for development in Sutton. It sets out what type of development can take place and where, and is used it determine planning applications. It covers issues such as housing, new shops and offices, green spaces, new schools and more.
  • Sutton Town Centre Masterplan (Now approved) – The draft Masterplan sets out a detailed land use framework to transform Sutton Town Centre into a more attractive, competitive and distinctive place. It will inform the preparation of the policies and proposals in the Local Plan.
  • London Cancer Hub Development Framework (Now approved) – The council and its partners are proposing to create a world class life science hub on the sites currently occupied by the Institute of Cancer Research, the Royal Marsden and Sutton Hospital. The draft document sets out a development framework for the sites to inform the preparation of the policies and proposals in the Local Plan.

Have your Say

We sought your views of all three Sutton 2031 documents between 18 February to 8 April 2016.

We held a series of events where residents could meet with planning officers and ask questions and find out more in person. 


The planning policy team

Address: Planning Policy,
24 Denmark Road,
Carshalton, SM5 2JG

Tel: 020 8770 6453

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