The Council has published plans on heritage sites in two key areas – Carshalton Village and Sutton Town Centre – and how it plans to protect them.
The plans are now out for consultation and the London Borough of Sutton wants feedback.
Sutton Town Centre was designated a Heritage Action Zone by the Historic England agency in April 2017. This recognises the Conservation Area centred around The Cock Sign at the Turnpike in Sutton High Street and includes the old police station, the Baptist Church and Trinity Church.
The new plan proposes extending the conservation area to recognise and protect more of the town centre, including the attractive Victorian and Edwardian facades above shops, the St. Nicholas Church and the post-medieval layout on which the town is based.
In Carshalton Village residents called for the existing Character Appraisal to be strengthened in light of the pressures of potential new development, so that existing heritage assets are preserved and enhanced with any new developments complementing this setting.
Councillor Jayne McCoy, Chair of the Council’s Housing, Economy and Business Committee, said:
“We have a wealth of heritage in our borough that we want to celebrate and preserve for future generations.
“We are ambitious for Sutton and that means future development must fit alongside our heritage to both enhance and add to it. Historic England has highlighted how heritage can boost a town’s attractiveness and its economy, and these plans set out how that will work in our borough.”
Events and street stalls are being held in both areas throughout June to get residents’ views on the plans. You can also see the plans and feed in your views via the council’s dedicated consultation hub online:
https://sutton.citizenspace.com/environment/suttoncaamp/ to participate in Sutton Town Centre consultation