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 Draft Beddington Regeneration Framework (2016) was prepared and forms part of the Sutton Local Plan Evidence Base. It identifies opportunity sites and provides urban design guidelines for the wider area.
Please view the draft report here.
Beddington North TfL Major Scheme
Sutton Council has secured £1.86m of TfL funding for the Beddington North TfL Major Scheme project. This is being matched by council funding of £1.7m, to provide a total budget of £3.56m.
Sutton Council have developed designs for the Beddington North Major Scheme in partnership with TfL and in consultation with the local community and business improvement district. These designs focus on delivering improvements to Beddington Lane and Hilliers Lane, making it better for pedestrians and cyclists, and providing more travel choices for local businesses and residents. The project will also significantly enhance the appearance of the area.
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 North TfL Major Scheme’. It will enhance walking, cycling and vehicle access into and through the area. Along the way it will identify projects 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 was implemented 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 has prepared a Character Appraisal for Beddington Village Conservation Area and it was approved by the Council in June 2018. The Council worked with designers, We Made That, Beddington North Neighbourhood Forum to identify interventions to strengthen the attractiveness and character of the Village area. The proposed scheme will be implemented as part of the Beddington North TfL Major Scheme.
Croydon Sutton Electric Freight (CSEF) Go Ultra Low City Scheme – Neighbourhood of the
Future (NoF) GRANT
The “Croydon Sutton Electric Freight” project is offering local firms in Beddington Industrial Area the opportunity to try out an electric van or truck for 6 or 12 months, during the next two
years. This is thanks to a government grant from the Office for Low Emission Vehicles as part of a London-wide Go Ultra Low City scheme. Electric vehicles promise to reduce local air pollution, which causes significant health issues in London.
The offer is for a 6 or 12 month loan, with your business leasing the vehicle from specialist EV firm ‘drive electric’, and the project reimbursing you £200/month, making the cost of the
electric van roughly the same as a diesel one. The van would be a Nissan e-NV200 in the first instance. Requests for more than 1 van can be considered, and CSEF is looking for interest from Sutton firms for 12 or 18 months’ time as well as now. Options for the larger truck are subject to availability in the UK market in 2018.
If you would like your business to be considered for a grant towards an electric vehicle please contact us.
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.
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:
Beddington Industrial Park, part of the Beddington Business Improvement District, photographed on 13.01.15