Agenda and minutes

Venue: Hendon Town Hall. NW4 4BG

Contact: Email: jan.natynczyk@barnet.gov.uk Tel: 0208 359 5129  Email: governance.service@barnet.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes of the last Meeting pdf icon PDF 84 KB

    Minutes:

    RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 17 May 2017, be agreed as a correct record, subject to the following amendment:

     

    Barnet Hospital (minute 11 refers)

     

    Change ‘Lincoln Way’ to ‘Lingham Way’.

2.

Chairman's Introdution

    Minutes:

    The Chairman welcomed everyone to the meeting and outlined the change in running order.

3.

Absence of Members (if any)

    Minutes:

    None.

4.

Declarations of Members Disclosable Pecuniary Interests and Non-pecuniary Interests

    Minutes:

    None.

5.

Report of the Monitoring Officer (if any)

    Minutes:

    None.

6.

Public Questions and Comments (if any)

    Minutes:

    It was noted that requests to make public comments had been received, but would be considered under individual agenda items.

7.

High Street Barnet - Pavement Build-Outs pdf icon PDF 263 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The report detailed the outcome of the informal public consultation carried out on a proposal to introduce new measures including pavement build-outs in High Street, Barnet to improve the pedestrian environment and enhance the aesthetics of the High Street. 

     

    Representations in favour of the build outs but against the loss of loading bays in the High Street were received from Gordon Massey (Barnet Residents Association), Ken Rowland (Chipping Barnet Town Team) and Councillor Longstaff.

     

     

    A petition had also been received from Union Street Residents Association.

     

    RESOLVED

     

    1.    That the Chipping Barnet Area Committee notes the outcome of the informal consultation on the proposal as per Drawing Number BC/000888-01, as set out in this report;         

    2.    That the Chipping Barnet Area Committee notes the decision to review the scheme following further discussion with the Chipping Barnet Town Team and other interested parties;

    3.    That the Chipping Barnet Area Committee notes that following the scheme review, a revised scheme will be developed with agreement from Chipping Barnet Town Team and The Barnet Society and reported back to the October 2017 meeting of the Chipping Barnet Area Committee.

     

    ACTION: STRATEGIC DIRECTOR - ENVIRONMENT

     

8.

Hadley Green and Hadley Highstone, EN5 pdf icon PDF 440 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    It was noted that this issue had been raised at the Chipping Barnet Residents Forum and was referred up to Area Committee, as a report on this matter was to be considered.

     

    The report detailed the outcome of the safety review of pedestrian/road safety improvements on Hadley Green and Hadley Highstone and towards the borough boundary with the county of Hertfordshire. A revised appendix 2 had also been circulated.

     

    The Committee received representations from Amanda Holly (Hadley Residents Association) and Councillor Longstaff.

     

    Officers pointed out that the Authority had looked at the limited measures that could be implemented at this stage and ensured that they were in place.

     

    The Chairman highlighted the importance of implementing the measures and reviewing how they work.

     

    Officers were also requested to:

     

    1.    approach the Police about installing speed cameras, as this falls under the jurisdiction of the Police;

     

    2.    confirm the exact speed and highest speeds of buses in the area;

    3.    explain the discrepancy in terms of two months of surveying for southbound traffic, against six months for northbound traffic.

     

    Finally, it was noted that the total cost of this scheme would be £12,000.

     

     

     

    RESOLVED

     

    1.    That the Chipping Barnet Area Committee notes the review of the Hadley Green and Hadley Highstone, EN5 pedestrian/road safety improvement as outlined in this report and the appendices to this report containing details of design proposals;

     

    2.   That the Chipping Barnet Area Committee agrees to implement the recommended measures as set out in this report and detailed in paragraph 1.10 and as shown on drawing No. BC/1188-02-100-01;

     

    3.    That if the Chipping Barnet Area Committee decide not to progress with the measures, no further action will be taken at this location.

     

    4.    That the Chipping Barnet Area Committee, gives instruction to the Commissioning Director for Environment to carry out a public consultation on the proposals once funding has been made available.

     

     

    5.    That subject to no objections being received to the public consultation, referred to in recommendation 4, the Chipping Barnet Area Committee instructs the Commissioning Director for Environment to introduce the approved scheme.

     

    6.    That the Chipping Barnet Area Committee agree that if any objections are received as a result of the public consultations, referred to in recommendation 4, the Commissioning Director for Environment will  consider and determine whether the recommendation should be implemented or not, and if so, with or without modification.

     

     

    7.    That the Chipping Barnet Area Committee agree to allocate the funding for the agreed Option (CIL from this year’s CIL Area Committee budget) to design and carry out public consultation and, subject to the outcome of that consultation, introduce the approved scheme.

     

    ACTION: STRATEGIC DIRECTOR - ENVIRONMENT

     

9.

Matters referred from the Chipping Barnet Residents Forum pdf icon PDF 243 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    At the meeting of Chipping Barnet Residents Forum, held on 5 July 2017 the following matters were referred to this Committee:

     

    -       Barnet High Street Widening (a report on this matter had already been considered earlier on at this meeting and the petition was considered at that point);

     

    -       Proposed 20mph Zone Hadley Green/Highstone (a report on this matter had already been considered earlier on at this meeting and the referral up was considered accordingly);

     

    -       Commuter Parking in Both Great Bushey Drive and Oak Tree Drive N20

     

    This issue related to the results of the survey that local ward Councillors undertook with residents of Bushey Drive and Oak Tree Drive, on the problem of commuter parking in their roads.

     

    Representations were heard from David Harvey (a local resident) and Ward Councillor Alison Cornelius.

     

    Councillor Cornelius drew attention to 5 or 6 spaces that could be utilised for pay and display in Oak Tree Drive.

     

    It was noted that the total cost of implementing the scheme would be £25,000 with the initial design and formal consultation costing £7,500.

     

    The Chairman noted that the Chipping Barnet Area committee could not continue funding extensions to the Totteridge CPZ as it was having a disproportionate impact on its budget

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    RESOLVED that £7,500 be allocated for initial design work and formal consultation.

     

    ACTION: STRATEGIC DIRECTOR - ENVIRONMENT

10.

Petitions (if any)

    A petition has been received relating to Barnet High Street Widening Consultation. Details of the petition are contained within the referral report from the Residents Forum (agenda item 6 refers).

    Minutes:

    A petition had been received relating to Barnet High Street Widening, from Union Street Residents Association. This matter had been considered as part of the report on this issue, already considered earlier on at this meeting.

11.

Area Committee CIL Funding pdf icon PDF 232 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    This report updated Members on the budget allocations for the Area Committee to enable consideration of applications for funding during 2017/18.

     

    RESOLVED that the amount available for allocation, as detailed in Appendix 1 of the report, be noted.

12.

Area Committee Budgets - Outstanding Community Funding Applications pdf icon PDF 244 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    As part of the 2017/18 Business Planning process Council agreed to remove the Community Funding element from the Area Committees delegated budgets.  Following this decision, Officers had become aware that there were a number of applications which had been part-funded by one Area Committee (with funding ring-fenced for those purposes).  However, the release of funding was conditional on one or both of the other Area Committees agreeing the remaining funding.  This report detailed those outstanding applications and requested the committee to consider the outstanding items in order for the Community Funding element of the Area Committee budgets to be closed down.

     

    RESOLVED that

     

    1. The Committee agree to support funding of £3,300 for The Jewish Migration Foundation project as set out in Appendix A;

     

    1. The Committee agree to support funding of £3,333 for The Boys Club project as set out in Appendix B;

     

    1. The Committee agree to support funding of £3,333 for The Paperweight Trust project as set out in Appendix C;

     

    1. The Committee agree to support funding of £9,999 for ADDISS as set out in Appendix D.

     

    ACTION: STRATEGIC DIRECTOR - ENVIRONMENT

     

     

13.

Members' Items (if any)

    Minutes:

    None.

14.

Members' Items - Applications for CIL Funding (if any) pdf icon PDF 254 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The Committee considered the applications detailed below for CIL funding. It was noted that if all the requests for double yellow lines were agreed, they could all be advertised together, with a total cost of £4,500.

     

    1.    Installation of Double Yellow Lines across the Pedestrian Entrances to the Barfield Avenue Crossing Point (Councillor Sowerby)

    RESOLVED that the request for CIL funding be agreed, as part of the £4,500, for the Members’ requests for yellow lines.

     

    2.    A Comprehensive Survey on the Options to Alleviate Problems of Commuter/All Day Parking on The Meadway and Surrounding Roads in High Barnet (Councillor Rawlings)

    The Committee heard a representations from Councillor Longstaff against the need for a CPZ in this part of his Ward.

     

     

    A vote was taken on this item:

     

    For: 4

    Against: 3

    Abstained: 0

     

    RESOLVED that it be agreed that funding from the Area Committee’s budgets of £5000 be provided to initially consult with residents of the roads leading off either side of The Meadway (up to 30 metres in distance).

     

     

    3.    To Request Double Yellow Lines on the Corner of Halton Close and Colney Hatch Lane (Councillor Coakley Webb)

    RESOLVED that the request for CIL funding be agreed, as part of the £4,500, for the Members’ requests for yellow lines.

     

    4.    Steel Gate and Installation of Electronic Entry CCTV Cameras at the East Barnet  Air Training Corps located in Gloucester Road  (Councillor Laurie Williams)

    The Committee heard a representation from Flight Lieutenant Thanti, in support of the application.

     

    RESOLVED that the request for £3,000 from CIL funding be approved.

     

    5.    Two Wooden Benches in Longland Drive N20 (Councillor Alison Cornelius)

    RESOLVED that the request for £500 from CIL funding be approved.

     

    6.    Double Yellow Lines at Junction of Mount Road and Park Road, New Barnet (Councillor Richard Cornelius)

    RESOLVED that the request for CIL funding be agreed, as part of the £4,500, for the Members’ requests for yellow lines.

     

    7.    Double Yellow Lines in Swan Lane N20 (Councillor Stock)

    RESOLVED that the request for CIL funding be agreed, as part of the £4,500, for the Members’ requests for yellow lines.

     

     

    ACTION: 1-7 STRATEGIC DIRECTOR - ENVIRONMENT

     

     

     

15.

Lyonsdown Road/ Longmore Avenue Junction - Road Safety Improvements pdf icon PDF 1 MB

    Minutes:

    This report detailed the results of a feasibility study which involved investigating measures to improve road safety at the junction of Lyonsdown Road and Longmore Avenue, and it put forward two options for consideration to address the pedestrian and traffic safety concerns at this location.

     

    Members were concerned about the lack of a safe crossing point which was not reflected in the Officer’s recommendation.

     

    Officers responded that a pedestrian island had been discounted, because of the bus stop and visibility issues on the bend.

     

    The Chairman stated that the proposals should be subject to public consultation so that local residents could provide their view.

     

    Officers explained that there was not a requirement for statutory consultation on this matter, but suggested that if a maximum of £17,000 be allocated from CIL funding for the scheme then an informal public consultation with local residents could be implemented in the first instance before being agreed by the Chairman and Ward Councillors, prior to being signed off by Officer DPR.

     

    RESOLVED that a maximum of 17,000 be allocated from CIL funding for the scheme, but subject to informal consultation with local residents in the first instance and agreed by the Chairman and Ward Councillors, prior to being signed off by Officer DPR.

     

    ACTION: STRATEGIC DIRECTOR - ENVIRONMENT

     

16.

Review of Experimental banned turns at junction of High Street with Wood Street, EN5. pdf icon PDF 298 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    It was noted that a six month trial restriction of turns at the junction of A1000 High Street with Wood Street was in place between November 2016 and May 2017.

     

    This was to assess whether a permanent scheme with increased pedestrian space and environmental enhancements might be introduced making use of the space currently used for these turns.

     

    This report set out the data gathered and asked the Chipping Barnet Area Committee to decide whether to proceed with a public consultation on a permanent scheme proposal or to proceed with detailed design of a more limited proposal, or to proceed with neither.

     

    Representations were heard from Gordon Massey, Councillor Longstaff and Councillor Prentice against the continuation of the banned turns.

     

    A vote was then taken on agreeing option 1(b), as detailed in the report.

     

    For

    5

    Against

    0

    Abstained

    2

     

     

    RESOLVED that it be agreed to instruct the Commissioning Director for Environment to proceed with the detailed design of a proposal to widen the footway on the south side of Wood Street from the college to the former Crown and Anchor public house, subject to consultation with Ward Councillors and subject to a report back to this Committee.

     

    ACTION: STRATEGIC DIRECTOR – ENVIRONMENT

     

     

     

17.

Barnet Lane junction with Totteridge Lane Speed Reduction Measures pdf icon PDF 426 KB

    Minutes:

    This report detailed the outcome of the safety review of pedestrian/road safety improvements on Barnet Lane in the vicinity of its junction with Totteridge Lane. N20.

     

    The speed survey which had been agreed at the previous committee (£500) should take place in term time before and after the measures were implemented

     

    It was also noted that a School Travel Plan with the Totteidge Academy would be considered for the future.

     

    RESOLVED

     

     

    1.    That the Chipping Barnet Area Committee notes the review of the Barnet Lane / Totteridge Lane, N20 pedestrian/road safety improvement as outlined in this report and the appendices to this report containing details of design proposals;

     

    2.    That the Chipping Barnet Area Committee agrees to implement the Officers preferred measures as set out in this report and detailed in Appendix 1;

     

     

    3.    That the Chipping Barnet Area Committee, gives instruction to the Commissioning Director for Environment to carry out a public consultation on the approved scheme once funding has been made available;

     

    4.    That subject to no objections being received to the public consultation, referred to in recommendation 4, the Chipping Barnet Area Committee instructs the Commissioning Director for Environment to introduce the approved scheme;

     

     

    5.    That the Chipping Barnet Area Committee agree that if any objections are received as a result of the public consultations, referred to in recommendation 4, the Commissioning Director for Environment will  consider and determine whether the recommendation should be implemented or not, and if so, with or without modification;

     

    6.    That the Chipping Barnet Area Committee agree to allocate the funding (£12,000) for the agreed option from this year’s CIL Area Committee budget to design and carry out public consultation and, subject to the outcome of that consultation, introduce the approved scheme.

     

    ACTION: STRATEGIC DIRECTOR - ENVIRONMENT

     

18.

Forward Work Programme pdf icon PDF 196 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The Committee considered the Work Programme and the Traffic and Development Plan.

     

    RESOLVED that

     

    1.    The Work Programme be noted;

     

    2.    Councillor Levine be updated on Chase Way Zebra Crossing;

     

    3.    Councillor Cohen be updated on Victoria Road;

     

    4.    It be noted that a Police response was awaited on this issue and that the Strategic Director- Environment, would pursue the matter with Re.

     

     

    ACTION: STRATEGIC DIRECTOR - ENVIRONMENT

19.

Any item(s) the Chairman decides are urgent

    Minutes:

    None.