Sutton's borough-wide parking review is entering its final stage, as the Council seeks to ease street congestion.

The first consultation for residents in Geographical Area 3, covering parts of Cheam North, Worcester Park, Beddington and Wallington starts today (Thursday, September 5) and runs for six weeks.

With surveys consistently identifying on-street parking as one of the issues of most concern to people in the borough, the Council has adopted a borough-wide parking strategy to identify pressure points.

Environment and Neighbourhood Chair Councillor Manuel Abellan said: “It is not our intention to cover the borough in parking restrictions, but there are some areas in Sutton where there are simply too many cars and if we don’t do something soon, we will run out of space for everybody to park their car.

“Emergency services and waste collection contractors have reported issues gaining access to some streets.

"Ongoing growth in population with new housing developments, commuter parking pressures near railway stations and wide-spread dependency on motor vehicle travel in the borough mean that we need to review our parking controls.

“The Parking Strategy consultations aim to take stock of parking across the borough and enable you to “have your say” about parking on your street.

“At this stage, we just want to know what you think and whether you believe there are issues.

"We are not proposing any specific parking schemes at this stage.”