Sutton 2031: Draft Local Plan published and Carshalton & Clockhouse Local Committee of 17th January 2017

Sutton 2031: Draft Local Plan

Click this image to open the Draft Local Plan document in a new browser window. The Local Plan is a key planning document that sets out the vision for the development of the borough up to 2031.

It focuses on the key issues that Sutton faces, and identifies development needs and the strategy and opportunities for addressing them. It provides detailed policies against which the Council will determine planning applications for development proposals.

Between Monday 9 January 2017 and Friday 24 February 2017 the council is consulting on this Draft Local Plan.

Cllr Jayne McCoy, Chair of the Housing Economy & Business Committee at Sutton Council, said:

“Sutton Council has just launched its Draft Local Plan and put it out for a final round of consultation. The plan seeks to preserve all that residents love and value about the borough and also meet the demands of housing, schools and transport that we know we’re going to need in future. This document captures our ambitions to promote future prosperity in the borough. Please take a few minutes to look over the plan and complete the short consultation. It’s really important we get the views of as many Sutton residents as possible as we strive to build a better borough for all.”

To get the full details of the Draft Local Plan on the Sutton Council website, click here

To go straight to the Draft Local Plan document click here, and to go straight to the Draft Local Plan consultation page click here.

Hamish, Jill and Chris by the new Welcome to Carshalton sign in West Street

Hamish, Jill and Chris by the new Welcome to Carshalton sign in West Street

Cllr. Hamish Pollock chair of Carshalton & Clockhouse local committee said:

“We have this item on our Agenda for our meeting tomorrow 17th January 2017 starting at 7.30pm at 42 Fryston Avenue, Coulsdon on the Clockhouse Estate. All are welcome to attend and take part in the discussions.”

Sutton Council is to consult about new borough parking strategy

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Sutton Council is to consult with residents and local businesses on a new parking strategy for the borough, following recent surveys that found inconsiderate parking to be residents’ number one issue. The council is now acting on those parking concerns, especially since anticipated population growth is likely to put extra pressures on available parking space in the future.

Sutton has the sixth-highest levels of car ownership and usage out of the 33 London boroughs. This has led to issues about traffic congestion and air quality in the borough. A high level of car ownership in streets with older houses without garages and with a concentration of flats has contributed to parking stresses as off-street parking can be difficult in these areas.

The Parking Strategy and Policy document, which has been approved by Sutton Council’s Environment and Neighbourhoods committee, sets out how the council plans to assess, review and manage on-street parking in the borough in the coming years.

This will mean proposals for new schemes in some parts of the borough that have no schemes at present, but which experience particular parking problems, for example around St Helier Hospital. The borough’s current Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) arrangements will also be reviewed to assess if these on-street parking schemes are still fit for purpose.

The first three years of the five-year strategy, starting in April 2017, will focus on the borough areas with the most parking problems on an area-by-area basis. Particular emphasis will be on looking at so-called “attractors and generators”, such as around railway and bus stations, hospitals and clinics, schools and colleges, local High Streets and shopping areas, and superstores and new development sites, to see how the on-street parking situation can be improved.

Car parks will also be looked at to see how their use can be made more attractive to reduce problems with on-street parking.

The aim is to have a borough-wide parking management and enforcement policy that manages predicted demand for on-road parking and avoids a future where Sutton has too many cars and too few parking spaces.

On-street parking has already been reviewed and residents consulted in the six local committee areas of Sutton Local; St Helier The Wrythe and Wandle Valley; South Sutton, Cheam and Belmont; Carshalton and Clockhouse; Cheam North and Worcester Park; and Beddington and Wallington. This followed an increasing number of enquiries to the council from residents and businesses having problems with on-street parking.

Reviewing parking conditions in an integrated fashion borough-wide across the six local committee areas will prevent random ad hoc approaches being taken in different places across Sutton. This will mean a consistent approach across the borough.

Cllr Jill Whitehead, Chair of the Environment and Neighbourhoods Committee at Sutton Council, said:

“Sutton is proud to be a green borough and traffic congestion is a major challenge, given the potential for significant population growth in the coming years. This is why it is vital that we have in place a sound strategy for managing the anticipated increase in demand for parking space. Sutton has the sixth-highest levels of car ownership and usage in London. Our key transport objectives are to improve public transport links and to encourage more short journeys undertaken by bicycle or on foot. But the parking policy and strategy will also be key in improving traffic flow and regulating the movement of traffic to prevent gridlock.

“The rising population of London means that a better transport system is a priority. But we need a parking strategy that deals with increased demand for road space. We are inviting residents and local businesses to have their say about the parking strategy and how to avoid a crisis of road space in future.”

The Parking Strategy supports the aspirations of One Planet Sutton, the Sustainable Transport Strategy, the Cycling Strategy, the Local Plan, the Town Centre Masterplan and the Sutton 2031 growth agenda.

Sutton Council set to review on-road parking arrangements across borough

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Sutton Council is to review on-street parking and consult on proposed changes that will take a more united approach to parking across the borough.

Sutton has the sixth-highest levels of car ownership and usage in London. This has led to issues about traffic congestion and air quality in the borough. High levels of car ownership in streets with older houses without garages has contributed to parking stresses as off-street parking can be difficult in these areas.

The Parking Strategy and Policy document, to be discussed by the council’s Environment and Neighbourhoods committee on 15 September, sets out how the council plans to assess, review and manage on-street parking in the borough in the coming years.

The first three years of the five-year strategy, which is proposed to start in April 2017, will focus on the borough areas with the most parking problems. The borough’s current Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) arrangements will also be reviewed to assess if these on-street parking schemes are still fit for purpose.

The aim is to have a borough-wide parking management and enforcement policy that manages predicted demand for on-road parking and avoids a future where there are too many cars and too few parking spaces.

On-street parking has already been reviewed and residents consulted in the six local committee areas of Sutton Local; St Helier The Wrythe and Wandle Valley; South Sutton, Cheam and Belmont; Carshalton and Clockhouse; Cheam North and Worcester Park; and Beddington and Wallington. This follows an increasing number of enquiries from residents and businesses about problems with on-street parking.

The council has drawn up with a list of 170 parking hotspots throughout the borough, focused on schools and colleges, transport hubs such as railway stations, town centres, superstores, hospitals, council car parks and new development.

Cllr Jill Whitehead, Chair of the Environment and Neighbourhoods Committee at Sutton Council, said:

“Sutton is proud to be a green borough and traffic congestion is a major challenge, given the potential for significant population growth in the coming years. This is why it is vital that we have in place a sound strategy for managing the anticipated increase in demand for parking space. Sutton has the sixth-highest levels of car ownership and usage in London and one of our key transport objectives is to reduce car use, through improved public transport links and more short journeys undertaken by bicycle or on foot.

“The rising population of London means that better transport such as the tram is a priority and we need a parking strategy that deals with increased demand for road space. We want to hear from residents and local businesses about this strategy, which will support the aspirations of One Planet Sutton, the Sustainable Transport Strategy, the Cycling Strategy, the Local Plan, the Town Centre Masterplan and the Sutton 2031 growth agenda.”

Welcome to Carshalton Sign

The Welcome to Carshalton sign was installed recently at the junction of West Street and Pound Street in the heart of Carshalton Village Conservation Area. This is a sign that was sponsored by the council’s Carshalton & Clockhouse local committee. Local committee chair, councillor Hamish Pollock says: “It is good that at long last like The Wrythe and Wallington Green, Carshalton has a “village sign”.”

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Carshalton & Clockhouse Local Committee meets today 12th April 2016

Cllr. Hamish Pollock, Chair of Carshalton and Clockhouse Local Committee asks….

“Do you care about your local area and want to make a difference, please do come along and take part at 7.30pm on Tuesday 12th April 2016?” 

We are meeting at All Saints Church, by Carshalton Ponds.

  •  Find out what decisions are being made by your local Councillors.
  •  Discuss plans to improve your public areas.
  •  Find out how to get involved with local decisions.
Carshalton All Saints' Parish Church

Carshalton All Saints’ Parish Church

St. Philomena’s School

_DSC0266 cropHamish, Jill and Alan have gained major concessions from St Philomena’s School to try and reduce parking and traffic problems with the new planned school expansion. These include:-

  • £30,000 from school expansion funds for a traffic scheme. This will be discussed at the next Carshalton and Clockhouse Local Committee from 7.30pm on 8th December 2015 at Carshalton Beeches Baptist Church, Banstead Road.
  • Ten sixth formers will be allowed to park in the school grounds, and will be asked to travel with fellow pupils, to reduce road traffic
  • The school has a planning condition to upgrade its present bronze Travel Plan to silver within one year, and to show active evidence of more pupils using public transport, cycling or walking to school.
  • The school to provide public transport travel information – Sutton’s Youth Parliament is leading a campaign for schools to show live travel information

We have asked the school to closely monitor the traffic and parking situation, and for parents to show residents due consideration, by encouraging their teenage daughters to travel sustainability. Most pupils have a free bus pass.

Carshalton & Clockhouse Local Committee Tuesday 13th October 2015 from 7.30pm at Carshalton Beeches Baptist Church, Banstead Road

Alan and Hamish by The Ponds, Carshalton
Carshalton Central ward councillors Alan Salter and Hamish Pollock by The Ponds, Carshalton

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cllr. Hamish Pollock, Chair of Carshalton and Clockhouse Local Committee asks….

“Do you care about your local area and want to make a difference, please do come along and take part at 7.30pm on Tuesday 13th October 2015 ?”

  •  Find out what decisions are being made by your local Councillors.
  •  Learn about the historical ‘Past on Glass’ project.
  •  Robins Way (the road leading to Carshalton Athletic Football Club off Colston Avenue) and minor parking proposals
  •  Hear about Sutton’s New Local Plan (planning).
  •  Discuss plans to improve your public areas.
  •  Find out how to get involved with local decisions.

Carshalton Beeches Baptist Church, Banstead Road, SM5 3NL

Get in touch at:

E-mail: localcommittees@sutton.gov.uk; Tel: 020 8770 4391

Twitter: @LBSlocalcommittees

 

Carshalton Park’s Newish Multi Gym and the 2015 Environmental Fair, August Bank Holiday Monday, 31st August 2015

007A pic from Cllr. Jill Whitehead of part of the newish multi-gym installed by Sutton Council using the council’s Carshalton & Clockhouse Committee’s public realm budget.

The Friends of Carshalton Park had asked for this equipment to be installed, sited in the area between the tennis courts, the playground and the main entrance path from Ruskin Road.

The 2015 Environmental Fair will be taking place in Carshalton Park on Bank Holiday Monday, 31st August 2015.

Jill, Hamish and Alan will be attending the Environmental Fair on August Bank Holiday. We’re due to be helping on one of the stalls selling lots and lots of good quality secondhand books!

Local booksellers: Cllr. Alan Salter and Jill Whitehead

Local booksellers: Cllr. Alan Salter and Jill Whitehead

Please visit Eco-Local’s web site http://www.envfair.org.uk/ for details. The following text has been cut-and-pasted from their web page!

Environmental Fair, Carshalton Park – August 31st Bank Holiday Monday 2015 – 10.30am-8pm

Put this date in your diary – come and visit Carshalton Environmental Fair for one of South London’s best days out! Over 150 stalls, children’s activities, local craft, interactive demonstrations, farmers’ market, music and performing arts, lots of tasty food, a bar with real ales and more, information, campaign groups and more…. showcasing local sustainability initiatives. There’s even a FREE bus to get you there! On average around 10,000 people attend. The event is organised by EcoLocal with a team of volunteers.

The Carshalton Environmental Fair is held in Carshalton Park , Ruskin Road, Carshalton, SM5 3DD – follow this link for more map link and bus details etc.

Children under 12 years: FREE
Concessionary & 12-16 years: £3
Adults: £5
Discount family ticket for up to 2 adults and 3 teenagers under 17: £15

Contact details:
E-Mail: fair@ecolocal.org.uk
Facebook: www.facebook.com/envfair
Twitter: @envfair
Postal address – The Environmental Fair, Ecolocal, The Old School House, Mill Lane, Carshalton, Surrey SM5 2LY

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What’s On

There’s something for everyone at Carshalton Environmental Fair. Lots of children’s activities from facepainting, to craft activities and a pedal powered cycle challenge! Music and entertainment on three different stages to suit different tastes from rock to acoustic folk. Browse through over 150 stalls, craft, local produce. Speakers and info on environmental issues in the Carshalton Community Allotment marquee. Lots of tasty food, a bar and a cafe! Make a day of it! … [Read More…]

Volunteering

Volunteering

Would you like to lend a hand at the Fair? Over 60 volunteers helped run the fair in 2013 – it just wouldn’t happen without people taking part! If you would like to volunteer we’d be delighted to hear from you. … [Read More…]

Main Stage

Main Stage

The Main Stage presents a range of rock, pop and other genre. We aim to show case local and regional talent on this stage which is set in an amazing natural open air amphitheatre in the park. … [Read More…]

Music Cafe

Music Cafe

This stage provides a great atmosphere with folk, country, bluegrass and other acoustic music from around the world. Tea and home made cake is served in the marquee so this is the ideal spot to sit and relax! … [Read More…]

 

Carshalton & Clockhouse Committee Tuesday 16th June 2015 at Hillcrest Halls, Clockhouse

The meeting starts at 7.30pm Tuesday 16 June 2015

The venue is: Hillcrest Halls, 42 Fryston Avenue, Coulsdon CR5 2PT

 

Come and Discuss:

Pelican Crossing at West Street

Robins Way concerns

Dr Bike

Christmas lights

Area improvements

Neighbourhood Grants

Public question time

Other local issues

Colston Avenue and Robin’s Way: Parking along entrance to CAFC:

Residents in the area of Colston Avenue and Westmead Allotments holders have expressed concern to Hamish, Alan and Jill about maintaining access to facilities from Colston Avenue during the excavation for and construction of Carshalton Athletic Football Club’s (CAFC) “3G” playing pitch.

The access road to CAFC is being renamed Robin’s Way. “Informal” double yellow lines were put in by the club along the length of Robin’s Way on one side only, but Sutton Council was not consulted about this by the CAFC. As the highways authority, Sutton Council must consult local residents and interested parties about a proposed new entrance scheme which meets everyone’s needs.

Allotments holders say that access to their allotments is being blocked and parking access is being denied them by the CAFC, including to the parking space provided by the Council’s Carshalton Local Committee a few years’ ago, and to the allotments shop.

At the last Carshalton Local Committee held in late April 2015, councillors agreed that the Council should bring forward plans for Robin’s Way to the next meeting on 16th June 2015, and that these should take into account allotments holders’ views as well as those of local residents.

Meanwhile Sutton Council is meeting local allotments representatives to look at possible options going forward, which can be considered at the next meeting of the Carshalton Local Committee.

sutton_council_logoThe next meeting of the Carshalton Local Committee will be held from 7.30pm on Tuesday 16th June 2015 at the Clockhouse Community Centre, The Mount, Richlands Road, Coulsdon.