Are car clubs part of the solution?
Analysis has now been concluded of the survey of residents views on parking conducted at the start of this year. Over 5 500 residents responded to the survey and officers have prepared street-by-street proposals reflecting the views expressed.
A further survey, of views on the proposals officers have made following the survey, is now underway.
Residents have received a consultation letter and are asked to respond by 16 December.
Many residents tell us of concerns about parking, particularly near Sutton station, and residents in many roads at the edge of the current Controlled Parking Zone have told us they would like parking controls in their road. For that reason the Council has put aside funds for a comprehensive consultation exercise. Further consultation of residents of Sutton South Ward on parking issues is underway, asking for responses by 16 December. You can look to see if there are proposals for your road, and comment on them, by going to
Residents were consulted earlier this year asking if there were parking problems in their road and, if the answer was yes, what they would like done. The further stage in the consultation sets out information on street by street proposals from the traffic engineers, based on the responses.
Now in my ninth year as a local Councillor (Richard) and my fifth year (Trish), we both find parking to be one of the most difficult issues. Residents often have strong views but in many roads there are strong views in different directions. It is inevitable that in some roads some people will be delighted by the proposals, some opposed, and some indifferent. Officers and Councillors can only be guided by views set out in the responses to consultation, so do respond to the further consultation exercise.