Working with Sutton
Designated development sites
Sutton has a significant number of designated development sites, providing opportunities that are not present in surrounding boroughs.
A safe borough
Sutton is the third safest borough in London and crime is lower than it has been for a decade.
High achieving schools
The Borough is renowned for its high achieving schools with the latest league tables showing our pupils’ achievements at GCSE as one of the best in the country.
Vibrant business sector
The Borough is enterprising and commercially active with more than 6,600 businesses. In 2011, 13.2% new businesses started up in Sutton compared to the previous year.
Multiple district centres
As well as Sutton Town Centre, the Borough has seven district centres which contribute to the vitality and prosperity of the Borough.
Good transport links
Sutton’s south London location positions it perfectly for transport in and out of London and internationally. There are direct rail links into the capital and on to Europe, with fast trains to both Victoria and London Bridge. Gatwick airport is just 15 miles away.
Sutton is famous for its small district centres, many of them retaining a ‘village’ atmosphere not seen in central London.
Outstanding green spaces
The Borough is also known for its outstanding green spaces. Sutton boasts 1,500 acres of open space and the largest regional park outside of London, and is a leader in environmental performance. A recent MORI survey revealed that 75% of our residents regularly use Sutton’s parks, with 89% expressing satisfaction with them.
Sutton has a skilled workforce with almost one third of employees with a degree level qualification or higher.
Much of Sutton is already equipped to connect with national and international markets with super-fast broadband capacity.
High quality housing
Sutton has plenty of high-quality housing, relatively affordable by London standards (average price £244,620 in Feb 2012). Over 84% of Sutton housing is owner-occupied or private rented, higher than the rest of South London and London as a whole.