Plans to put a roof on Sutton train station car park have been scrapped
Southern Railway have made a U-turn on plans to expand the train station car park after council intervention.
The train operator, which manages Sutton train station, wanted to put a roof on the existing car park next to Quadrant House to create 100 more car parking spaces.
However, despite the company arguing the car park would fall within the railway station land, Sutton Council said it would not support the plans.
In a letter, the council said the car park would "detract from the appearance of the area" and it would affect residents privacy whilst also increasing noise and traffic.
Sutton Council has insisted Southern Railway must go down the official planning application route, however, after the council said it would not support the plans, the company has put the kibosh on the idea.
The council said the car park, which is managed by Meteor-UK on behalf of Southern Railways, "does not have exclusivity of use for rail passengers as it is freely available for parking in association with other activities not connected with the movement of traffic by rail."
A spokesman for Southern said: "We approached LB Sutton to ascertain their views on whether it would be feasible for us to add a further 100 car parking spaces at Sutton station by installing a single storey decking system.
"Unfortunately, the response was not a positive one, so we have decided to abandon the idea and will not be taking it any further."
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