Foresters Drive area - Proposed 20mph speed limits and 7.5 tonne weight restriction

Closed 25 Feb 2024

Opened 24 Jan 2024


Sutton Council is committed to making roads safer in the borough and giving people more choice in how they travel. We want to improve safety on the roads to reduce the number and severity of accidents, to make it easier for people to walk or cycle and to improve air quality.

People have previously told us about traffic issues in the Foresters Drive area and we have used this feedback to develop proposals to address these issues. There are two key elements that are now being considered, which relate to the speed of traffic and the type of vehicles using this section of road.

Please share your feedback on the proposals for a 20mph speed limit and a  7.5 tonne goods vehicle weight restriction in the Foresters Drive area.

The proposal is to reduce the speed to 20mph on Foresters Drive, Foresters Close, Plough Lane, Sprucedale Gardens and all roads coming off Apeldoorn Drive as shown on the plan below. 

Proposal 20mph plan

The aim of the 20mph proposal is to improve air quality and reduce the risk and severity of accidents. 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 proposal is to restrict 7.5 tonne goods vehicles on Foresters Drive, Sandy Lane South and Plough Lane as shown on the plan below. This would be subject to agreement from Croydon Council.

Proposal HGV ban plan

The aim of the proposal is to improve the environment for residents and encourage walking and cycling by preventing lorries with a gross weight of more than 7.5 tonne, known as Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) from using these roads. The HGVs will still be permitted to enter the area for genuine access reasons, such as loading/unloading to all properties on these roads including businesses. 

Frequently asked questions about these types of measures can be found here:


Why your views matter

Please share your feedback on the proposed measures by taking this survey. 

The closing date for this survey is 25 February 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, officers will consider all responses received and a summary of the responses will be presented to the local ward councillors along with any proposed amendments as a consequence of this consultation. And should the decision be to progress to detailed design and implementation there will be further opportunity to give us your views through a second consultation process.

For more information on how Sutton processes your personal information please see 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 any personally identifiable information.


  • South Beddington & Roundshaw


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  • Traffic and transportation