With the fourth highest car ownership level in London, many residents have told Sutton Council that parking within the borough is now a major and growing concern. That’s why we decided to make this one of our top priorities. The parking strategy will not fix every parking problem in Sutton as there is simply not enough kerb space for the number of parked cars but it will be more cohesive, evidence-driven and build into the wider plans for Sutton and focus particularly on areas known as traffic attractors and generators – St Helier hospital, local schools, train stations and town centres.
Fixing our parking problem will not be easy, but we will continue to work with local people, businesses and local organisations to ensure a strategy is implemented which creates the best possible parking solutions for local residents and other road users.
We have already received thousands of responses from local residents but I hope that this extension will give more residents the opportunity to send us their views by using Sutton Council’s website.