GreenSpace Project

Closed 19 Sep 2021

Opened 13 Aug 2021

Overview

What is the GreenSpace project?

In 2019 Sutton Council declared a Climate Emergency, and we need to take urgent action to reduce the impact of climate change on our physical environment. The Covid-19 pandemic has increased social isolation and highlighted a lack of access to green outdoor space, nature and biodiversity, even in a green borough like Sutton. 

The GreenSpace project will create a new, or enhance an existing, small area of green space in the borough. This will help to tackle the impacts of climate change such as heat and surface water flooding and will improve access to green areas.

The project is the start of work by the Council to make Sutton more resilient to climate change, such as planting more trees to create shade and creating green spaces to absorb rainwater. The GreenSpace project is not a formal part of our ongoing flood risk management strategy, which requires large scale capital investment, but will support an area's capacity to manage rainwater.

We’ve identified seven possible locations in the borough. This selection is based on a combination of criteria, including a current lack of access to green space. Options could include increasing green areas, improving wildlife habitats, landscaping planting, trees and creating better draining through the removal of tarmac and adding in planting.

It could involve transforming existing under-utilised space or creating a new green space e.g. transforming disused land.

Don’t miss out on your chance to have your say on this exciting project and complete the survey now!

If you would like help completing the survey, or would like to request a paper version, please email sustainability@sutton.gov.uk and we will be happy to assist with this.
 
Automatic entry into our prize draw (optional)

By completing the survey and providing your email address, you will then be entered into our prize draw to win £50 National Garden Centre vouchers (drawn after the consultation closes).

Please complete this survey to let us know which areas you think we should make improvements to.  It will close at 11.59pm on Sunday 19 September 2021.
 
Once the survey has closed, we will read all your responses and use them in providing outline design ideas for the most-supported location(s).  We are also hoping to bid for additional funding from the Mayor of London’s Grow Back Greener programme in September 2021, and responses received up to the end of August may help to support that bid in particular.  
 
If you tell us that you’d like to continue to be involved, we’ll invite you to a local event later in the year to contribute further.

You can find out more about  actions we’re taking to tackle climate change in our Environment Strategy and Climate Emergency Response Plan
 
Thank you for taking the time to share your views.

Why your views matter

We want you to help us choose the priority location(s). 
 
We are keen to hear:

  • your thoughts on possible sites within the seven locations, that you feel would bring the greatest benefits to local residents
  • what you’d like to see at these sites, and 
  • whether you’d be keen to create or to be part of a group which would look after a site for years to come.

For more information on how Sutton processes your personal information please visit our Privacy Notice (opens in a new window).  Any comments you make may be made public on the Council's website however we will remove all personally identifiable information.

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Environment