Sutton's Parking Survey: Geographical Area 3, Stage 2

Closed 3 May 2020

Opened 2 Mar 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 3, where we’ll be consulting with some residents and businesses in Cheam North, Worcester Park, Beddington and Wallington areas, as shown in the blue area highlighted on the map below.
 

This is the second consultation for Geographical Area 3, following a six week consultation which closed on October 17, 2019.

Our first consultation in Geographical Area 3 provided feedback from residents representing 470 of 591 streets in the consultation area.

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.

Please note, however, that while we are not proposing comprehensive parking controls in many areas, we will still seek to introduce double yellow lines at a significant number of locations throughout the consultation area to improve road safety and maintain access.

What are the parking issues?

3,449 households responded to the consultation, representing a 10% response rate.

The survey identified that 50% of residents who responded had no parking problems in their street, 44% felt there was a parking problem and 6% were undecided.

Of those asked, 36% supported parking solutions in their street, while the remaining 54% did not want any action. When taking into consideration potential displacement of parking, if controls were introduced to a neighbouring street, support for parking solutions increased to 47% in favour of parking solutions and 38% against. 

Of those who responded 51% need to park one or more of their vehicles on the public highway, while 49% are able to park all their vehicles off the street.

Respondents raised concerns about dangerous parking, particularly on bends, and access for emergency vehicles. Concern was also raised about non-resident parking, along with the number of flats/households with a high number of cars taking up a disproportionate amount of on-street parking spaces.

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 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?.

View our online map of the street design proposals or check our street directory to see the proposals.

Only one submission will be accepted per household.

Drop-in Sessions

View the street design proposals either online or alternatively you can talk to our parking team at a local drop-in session.

Wallington Library
Shotfield, Wallington SM6 0HY
Tuesday, 10 March 2020 4.30pm to 6.45pm
Wednesday, 11 March 2020 9.30am to 1pm

  
North Cheam Social Club
660 London Road, SM3 9BZ
Thursday, 12 March 2020 4.30pm to 6.30pm
  

Sutton Life Centre
24 Alcorn Cl, Sutton SM3 9PX
Monday, 16 March 2020 9.45am to 1pm

 
Worcester Park Library
Stone Place, Windsor Road
Worcester Park, KT4 8ES
Tuesday, 17 March 2020 9.30am to 1pm and 4.45pm to 6.45pm

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 3 here and below. 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 numerous locations throughout the consultation area to improve road safety and maintain access.


 

Areas

  • Beddington North
  • Beddington South
  • Cheam
  • Nonsuch
  • Wallington North
  • Wallington South
  • Worcester Park

Audiences

  • All residents

Interests

  • Democracy and participation
  • Resident satisfaction