Readers may be interested to learn that the Council has recently agreed to appoint The Landscape Group (TLG) as their Preferred Bidder for ‘Lot 2’ services. This covers parks, cemeteries and grounds maintenance.
As part of the tender invitation, bidders were offered a number of sites within each borough to lease, and TLG have confirmed that they wish to lease the depots in several areas in Sutton.
These sites are classed as open space and the Council says it is required by statute to publically advertise its intention to ‘dispose’ of the properties via leases with the use of a Statutory Notice. We are nicely reminded that this does not mean that the Council is selling the sites – it is purely the legal wording required. We can expect to see these Notices appear in the local press this week and next week. (more…)
In case readers have missed the leaflets that have been coming through our letterboxes recently, here is a reminder that Sutton Council has initiated a public consultation and Sutton 2031 is your chance to help shape the vision for growth in the borough for the next 15 years.
Sutton is growing, and there is a need for the provision of housing, jobs and infrastructure to meet local need. That means new schools; transport links; office, industrial and retail premises.
There are three main elements to Sutton 2031, one of which – Local Plan Issues and Preferred Options – includes green spaces and with this Council voting for commercial premises in green spaces, this may well be an area of interest to supporters and members of Cheam Park.
A series of exhibitions and open meets are scheduled including:
Cheam Wednesday 24th February at St Christopher’s Church Dallas Road Cheam Exhibition 4pm to 6.30pm and Open Meeting 7pm to 9pm.
Cheam Saturday 5th March Exhibition 1pm to 4pm Cheam Village near Lloyds Bank.
You can read more online here Sutton 2031
This week’s local newspaper, the Sutton Guardian has a report headlined “anger over plan for stable” and contains coverage of the planning meeting last week where the decision was made and also comments from residents and local politicians.
For those of you who do not receive the local newspaper, the on-line version can be accessed here (you will have to sign up with an email address) and you can then select the publication of your choice. The article itself is on page 10, which can be accessed here.