Elgin Road/Clyde Road/Ross Road area - Proposed Highway Scheme

Closed 24 Mar 2024

Opened 27 Feb 2024


Sutton Council wants to improve the borough streets and public spaces for everyone, making it a better place to live, work, and travel.

Sustainable Transport policy vision

It also aligns to the Corporate Plan to reduce Council and borough-wide carbon emissions and make it easier for people to make sustainable transport choices.

The council is aware of concerns raised by some of the local community regarding the impact and level of traffic in Ross Parade, Clyde Road, Ross Road, Clarendon Road and Elgin Road. In response, proposals have been developed which are considered to help address these concerns by reducing the flow of non-local traffic through the area.

We are proposing to introduce a trial scheme in the area. It is anticipated that the measures will result in a reduction in the number of motor vehicles using the roads in the area which will reduce the risk and severity of accidents and improve air quality. This would provide a safer environment for all road users and would make it easier for people to walk and cycle in the area if they wish to

The trial would be in place for 6 months, during which time the scheme impacts and its effectiveness will be monitored. 

The proposed measures are -

 Proposed highway scheme

  • A restriction on access for motor vehicles into and out of Ross Road (western arm) near the junction with Clyde Road. 

  • A restriction on access for motor vehicles into and out of Elgin Road near the junction with Stafford Road. 

At these points there will be an opening wide enough to allow for unobstructed access for emergency services vehicles, public service vehicles and bicycles to pass through as these types of vehicle will be exempt.

It is also proposed that each opening would be monitored by an enforcement camera. There would be adequate advanced signing installed and a warning period before any fines were issued.

We do not intend to issue exemptions to residents or businesses in the vicinity of the restriction as residents will still be able to access their homes by motor vehicle via another route.

The aim of this proposal is to reduce the volume of traffic using the roads in the area giving the following benefits:

  • Improve the safety for all road users. 

  • Encourage more local trips to be made on foot, by bike and by public transport to reduce car use

  • Encourage people to shop locally to support local businesses

  • Improve air quality, reduce pollution and noise levels by reducing the volume of traffic in the area to create a more attractive area for everyone to enjoy 

  • Reduce parking pressure for local residents

How the Council would implement the scheme, subject to the outcome of this consultation

Subject to the outcome of this consultation, the council is proposing that the measures are introduced on a trial basis using an Experimental Traffic Management Order (ETMO) so any impacts can be closely monitored. 

It is usual for a trial scheme to be implemented and the formal consultation period to open from the start of the trial.  

Residents and all road users would feedback their views and observations via an on-line survey and once the traffic patterns had settled down we would undertake further traffic data collection. 

After 6 months, based on our monitoring and feedback received we would let the residents and ward councillors know how the measures are performing. The trial could last for up to 18 months and in that time the measures could be changed, made permanent or removed.

If you have any questions please follow this link for Frequently Asked Questions


Why your views matter

It is important to note this is a consultation on a trial scheme.  Please take the time to respond to this consultation, as the level and type of response will help decide whether to go ahead with the trial or not.

As this scheme may affect you, please take a few minutes to tell us if you think it will make your local roads safer and reduce air pollution, and if you can think of anything that could improve it.

The deadline for feedback is midnight on 24 March 2024.

While it will not be possible to reply to you individually, all comments will be taken into account. At the end of this consultation period, council officers will consider all responses received and a summary of the responses will be presented to the local ward councillors. This will help us to understand if any changes need to be made to the proposals

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  • Wallington South


  • All residents


  • Traffic and transportation