HGVs on Gander Green Lane, Sutton

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-11-19
Session date: 
November 19, 2014
Reference: 
2014/4142
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

I have received concerns that HGVs are routinely using Gander Green Lane in Sutton. Will you instruct TfL to look into this issue and provide the signage needed to prevent these vehicles using this quiet residential road?

Answer

Answer for HGVs on Gander Green Lane, Sutton

Answer for HGVs on Gander Green Lane, Sutton

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL understands that this issue relates to HGVs accessing the Kimpton Industrial Estate. Following discussions with London Borough of Sutton officers and representatives of the industrial estate management team, TfL has provided new signs on the A217 and A24 to encourage the use of appropriate routes by HGVs to and from the industrial estate avoiding the use of Gander Green Lane. These signs were erected in July.

Gander Green Lane is a borough road and as such any further measures to control movements of heavy goods or other vehicles are for the London Borough of Sutton to consider. TfL has discussed the issue with borough colleagues who have advised that whilst localised measures on Gander Green Lane to prevent over-running and parking on footways have been introduced, they are limited in what further action they can take given the importance of this road as a bus route and a through route for emergency services vehicles.