The Sutton Plan sets out what’s great about the borough, the big issues facing us and a shared vision for the future.
So far we have met with over 1,000 people at a series of public events, over 70,000 people have seen our social media posts, and more than 250 residents have joined our online community to help us shape The Sutton Plan.
This website is the first combined attempt to capture everything we know about the borough as it is and what we think we need to do to make it the place we all want it to be. We have written a draft plan, The Sutton Plan, to consider our past, explore our present and plan for the future.
Sutton is unique. It combines a high quality of life – green and spacious, more affordable housing than most of Greater London, distinctive town centres and outstanding schools – with the opportunities presented by the fast-paced growth and access to jobs and culture the capital has to offer. Sutton is well-placed to contribute to London’s success and also benefit from it, realising the potential of the city, the borough and our communities in the process.Sutton's story so far
However, this positive story does not ring true for all residents. For too many, a secure and happy home environment is elusive and the opportunities presented by new developments and economic growth remain out of reach.The challenge ahead
We want to sustain and develop the good quality of life, access to decent jobs and services, and strong communities that we know are Sutton’s strengths. We also want to ensure that these benefits are shared by everyone in our community, tackling the inequalities experienced by some of our residents.The vision
The Sutton Plan partners have agreed to work together to turn this vision into reality – and to do our best to ensure that the good quality of life enjoyed by a majority of Sutton’s residents is within everyone’s grasp.The Sutton Plan priorities
Given the scale of our ambition we need to forge stronger relationships between local organisations if we are to enable and support our residents in their pursuit of happy and more fulfilling lives – and provide the public services they need and rely on.The future
The next steps
This draft Sutton Plan is just that, a draft. We need the continued support and input from partners, residents, businesses and visitors to help us continue to refine our plan to embed the vision and principles we want to see here in Sutton.Have your say