In 2013 the council worked with local communities, through a series of workshops, to agree on a vision for the area:
“By 2025 Beddington North will be an attractive and economically prosperous neighbourhood which has been shaped by local people and businesses, with a good quality of life which people will talk about with a sense of local pride.”
The themes described above are woven throughout the projects of the Beddington Programme and all project work seeks to contribute to this overarching vision.
For 2016-18 we have been successful in securing funds from the Mayor of London, to work with a business landowner in Beddington to make environmental improvements and create supportive workspace for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs).
The project details are being developed and will be discussed with the community as they progress.
Beddington Gateways (TfL Major Scheme)
The council has won significant funds from Transport for London (TfL) to deliver highways, walking and cycling improvements, as well as significant ‘place-making’ public realm enhancements.
The project will focus on Beddington Lane but will be based on a holistic strategy for the Beddington area. The ‘Gateways’ approach will focus the improvements at key points on Beddington and Hilliers Lanes to create distinction between business and residential areas.
Working with the Beddington BID the project will also incorporate high quality way-finding and signage. Current updates.
Beddington Routes and Places
Beddington suffers from poor ‘permeability’ – it is difficult, whether on foot, bike or in a vehicle, to travel through the area. This is a particular issue when travelling east-west.
The ‘Routes and Places’ project, which will link closely to the ‘Beddington Gateways’ project, will enhance walking, cycling and vehicle access into and through the area. Along the way it will identify projects to ‘green’ Beddington to make an environment which is pleasant as well as accessible.
Enhancing Beddington Village and the 20mph Speed Limit
Beddington Village is one of 4 conservation areas within Beddington and in 2013 a number of street names were upgraded to strengthen this characteristic. However, this appeal and character is often lost due to heavy vehicular traffic through the Village. A 20mph speed limit is proposed for the Village and surrounding roads to further strengthen the appeal of the conservation area as well as helping to create streets that are pedestrian friendly.
The council is also working with designers, We Made That, to identify interventions to strengthen the attractiveness and character of the Village area. You can read more about the Beddington Village Enhancement Project [PDF].
Beddington Park and The Grange Heritage Lottery Fund Project
In 2014 the council was successful in securing development funding from the Heritage Lottery & Big Lottery Funds to restore, conserve and enhance Beddington Park.
This is a community-led project in which the local community was encouraged to get involved and make decisions about what they wanted to see in the Park.
The development phase was completed in February 2016 and a second-stage bid has been submitted, the outcome of which should be in summer 2016.
For more information on the Beddington Park Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) designs and what the plans cover go to Beddington Park HLF on the Sutton Council website.
The Beddington Programme is based on extensive research and consultation. To find out more on the background please follow the links below:
We work closely with the Beddington community in the progression of the Beddington Programme including: