North Street Area - Proposed 20mph speed limit

Closed 3 Mar 2024

Opened 2 Feb 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 North Street area and we have used this feedback to develop proposals to address these issues.

We are inviting you to give feedback on a proposal to introduce a 20mph speed limit in the North Street area of Carshalton as shown on the plan below. 

Proposed 20mph plan

The proposal 

The proposal is to reduce the speed to 20mph on Denmark Gardens, Denmark Road, Dover Gardens, Gurney Road, Honeywood Walk,Langcroft Close, Mill Close, Mill Lane, North Street, Palmerston Road, Papermill Close, River Gardens, Rochester Road, Shepley Close, Station Road, Strawberry Lane, The Causeway, and part of West Street Lane. 

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 make it easier for people to walk and cycle in the area if they wish to. 

Related schemes

We understand that some residents have raised concerns about crossing Mill Lane close to Dorchester Road. This is currently being investigated and we will carry out public engagement on any proposed scheme to address this in the future.

We would like to bring to your attention that there is also a proposed highway scheme in the Wrythe Green Area with speed reducing features and improved pedestrian facilities. There is a live engagement process currently underway on these proposals, which you can view on the following link on Citizenspace:

There is also a proposed 20mph speed limit scheme in the Erskine Road Area. There is a live engagement process currently underway on this proposed scheme, which you can view on the following link on Citizenspace:

All proposed 20mph schemes are local ones which have been designed following feedback from local residents.

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


Why your views matter

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.

We would like your feedback, and please note that the engagement is open until midnight on 3 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. Residents in the consultation area will be notified of the outcome of the consultation in due course. 

For more information on how Sutton processes your personal information please visit 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.


  • The Wrythe


  • All residents


  • Traffic and transportation