Sutton's Parking Survey: Geographical Area 2, Stage 2

Closed 24 Feb 2020

Opened 13 Jan 2020

Overview

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.

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.

Put simply, 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 and wide-spread dependency on motor vehicle travel in the borough mean that we need to review our parking controls.

The Parking Strategy consultations seek to take stock of parking across the borough and enable residents to “have their say” on proposals for parking in their streets.

Our parking strategy is being rolled out in three phases, with each phase covering different locations across the borough. 

This consultation is for Geographical Area 2, where we’ll be consulting with some residents and businesses in Belmont, Carshalton Central, Cheam, Carshalton South and Clockhouse areas, as shown in the blue area highlighted on the map below.

This is the second consultation for Geographical Area 2, following a six week consultation which closed in March 2019.

Our first consultation in Geographical Area 2 has identified that 98% of respondents have at least one car in their household with 57% having two or more cars. While a majority of respondents (63%) can park all their vehicles off the street, around four in ten households (37%) needs to park one or more of their vehicles on the public highway.

The results from the first consultation have been published on our website and have been used to develop specific parking schemes in areas where there are parking pressures.

These results mean that for many of you we are not suggesting any major changes where you live. It is our intention to develop targeted schemes that will address areas of acute parking pressures.

It may be that in some areas, even if we have not proposed comprehensive parking controls, we will still seek to introduce double yellow lines at key locations to improve road safety and maintain access.

What are the parking issues?

1,641 households responded to the consultation, representing a 12% response rate.

There were responses from 252 of the 326 streets in the consultation area, with nearly half of respondents (49%) identifying parking problems on their street, while 44% said they didn’t have any problems.

Of those asked, 60% supported parking solutions in their street, while the remaining 40% did not want any action.

We’ve taken the feedback from the first round of consultation and we are now asking residents to provide feedback on the design proposals which have been developed to help alleviate those areas where parking concerns that have been identified.

It may be useful to visit our website (www.sutton.gov.uk/parkingstrategy) to identify if schemes from adjacent roads or areas are being introduced, potentially causing parking displacement into your road/area.

How can I give my views?

Please complete the online survey that closes on February 24, 2020.

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.

We regret that due to the number of responses received during a public consultation of this size it will not be possible to individually reply to each respondent. 

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

Publishing/ Privacy Statement 

Through participating in this consultation we will be publishing your responses. Your responses will remain confidential and we will not attribute responses to you personally, unless you self identify or include information about yourself in your response.

Why We Are Consulting

The decision on whether or not to proceed with the next step, will be based on the responses received during this second consultation along with information from our parking beat surveys and other technical considerations.

This questionnaire seeks your views on parking proposals in your street. The information you provide will only be used for this project and analysed to help understand parking issues and possible solutions on individual streets across the borough. Your details will be kept strictly confidential and will not be shared with a third party.

Please note, however, that responses cannot be considered without a name, address and postcode being provided.

Feedback on the results of this consultation will be provided at an upcoming Local Committee meeting in your area. For details of venues and dates go to sutton.gov.uk/parkingstrategy (click on Events).

Before completing the survey you can review the proposed parking solutions online for Geographical Area 2 below and here. A series of designs including CPZ, Free Bay and PPA proposals have been suggested to alleviate parking concerns in some streets.

Double yellow lines are also proposed at key locations to improve road safety and maintain access.

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Areas

  • Belmont
  • Carshalton Central
  • Carshalton South And Clockhouse
  • Cheam

Audiences

  • All residents

Interests

  • Democracy and participation
  • Resident satisfaction