Plans for new homes at key town centre site approved

26 Feb 2024

Plans for a major new housing development in Sutton Town Centre have been given the green light by Sutton councillors.

At a Planning Committee meeting last year, councillors discussed an application for the Sutton B&Q site. Sutton residents, businesses and local organisations were invited by the Council to share their views before a decision was taken by councillors.

Planning permission was granted for the demolition of the existing buildings to provide up to 970 homes and commercial space across eight buildings ranging from 6 to 21 storeys high. The scheme would also include new public open spaces, private residential amenity space, as well as car and cycle parking spaces.

Chair of Sutton Council’s Planning Committee, Councillor Richard Clifton, said:
“We know how many Sutton residents and people moving to our borough want to live in quality and affordable housing. The B&Q site is a vital part of our plans to meet this need and build more homes in Sutton town centre where public transport connections are good. 

“It’s great news that this planning application has been agreed. This is just the latest stage of the Council’s ambitious plans to regenerate Sutton town centre and make it vibrant and sustainable. This includes building new homes, including affordable homes. 

“It is clear from the number of comments the Council received on the planning application that there is a high level of public interest in the plans for the B&Q site in Sutton town centre. As we move to the next exciting stage, we will keep residents and businesses informed about the next steps.”

Note to Editors

The Planning Committee meeting report agreed by councillors can be viewed on the Council’s website. Simply select the relevant meeting date: 30 November 2023.