Sutton Town Centre High Street Crossroads Proposed Conservation Area

Closed 16 Feb 2011

Opened 5 Jan 2011

Overview

A review of the heritage assets of Sutton Town Centre has highlighted the historic importance of the highway network at the crossroads of Cheam Road/ Carshalton Road and the High Street and the associated buildings and spaces. Accordingly a new Conservation Area is proposed in this area, along Sutton High Street, from the Station down to Trinity Town Square.

This area has a fascinating history, starting as a rural community which grew rapidly during the Victorian era. By the mid 19th Century, the High Street was a wealthy Victorian shopping parade and many of the original buildings can still be seen today. The buildings, particularly at upper storeys, are worthy of preservation and enhancement. Treasuring and enhancing the unique aspects of the area will help to create:

  • A stronger local identity;
  • Support the regeneration and promotion of Sutton town centre;
  • Encourage visitors and shoppers; and
  • Support retailers and a vibrant town centre.

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Community groups / organisations
  • Voluntary groups / organisations
  • All residents
  • Councillors / MPs / MEPs
  • General public

Interests

  • Environment
  • Planning
  • Regeneration
  • Arts and culture
  • Libraries