More than 4,900 representations were made by borough residents and stakeholders to Sutton Council’s major consultation into the development and growth of the borough over the next 15 years.
The Sutton 2031 consultation, which ran between 18 February and 8 April, asked borough residents to help shape a new Local Plan – the document that provides the planning framework for future development.
A total of 44 consultation events were held across the borough at which local people were able to discuss the Local Plan with council planners.
The consultation included the Town Centre Masterplan and London Cancer Hub Development Framework. The Local Plan designates the location and size of these developments, and also the pace of growth. The number of people working and living in the borough will determine the amount of infrastructure, such as additional schools and improved transport, needed to support them.
Of the 4,900 responses received, 800 related to the Town Centre Masterplan and 350 to the London Cancer Hub Framework.
Our planners are currently working through each and every response received. When a formal response to every issue and option raised has been agreed we will publish these on our website and alert all those who took part, and provided contact details, that they are available to view.
For the Town Centre Masterplan and the London Cancer Hub Development Framework responses received will go towards creating final documents, which will be reviewed by The Housing, Economy and Business Board in June 2016 for adoption by the council.
Responses received on the Local Plan Issues and Options Document will go on to inform the Draft Local Plan, which will undertake a second round of consultation in late Autumn. Watch this space!