Agenda and minutes

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1.

Minutes of the last Meeting pdf icon PDF 64 KB

    Minutes:

    RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 30 October 2017, be agreed as a correct record.

     

    The Chairman stated that if the request of Councillor Richard Cornelius for double yellow lines at the top of Laurel View was approved later in the meeting, this could be incorporated with the yellow line schemes agreed at the last meeting with an additional cost of £1,000 giving an overall total of £6,000 for all of the schemes.

     

2.

Absence of Members (if any)

    Minutes:

    None.

3.

Declarations of Members Disclosable Pecuniary Interests and Non-pecuniary Interests

4.

Report of the Monitoring Officer (if any)

    Minutes:

    None.

5.

Public Questions and Comments (if any)

    Minutes:

    Several requests to make a public comment had been received. These would be considered with the appropriate agenda items.

6.

Matters referred from the Chipping Barnet Residents Forum pdf icon PDF 257 KB

    Minutes:

    The following petitions had been referred from the Residents Forum, for consideration by this Committee:

     

    Item

    Action

    Title: Dangerous state of pavements in Northumberland Road, from Monks Avenue to High Road, Whetstone

     

    Lead Petitioner: Sandra Barnett

     

    Ward: Oakleigh

     

    Petition: We the undersigned residents of Northumberland Road, New Barnet, Herts, demand that the top section of our road from Monks Avenue to the high Road is brought up to the same standard as the lower section which has recently been relaid.

     

    Regarding the dangerous state of the pavements in Northumberland Road, from Monks Avenue to High Road, Whetstone.

     

    Following a site survey (19th June 2017) Paul Green the Clerk of works for the London Borough of Barnet, agreed that our pavements were in need of refurbishment and was questioned as to why the work had stopped at the junction with Monks Avenue instead of continuing up to the High Road.

     

    The residents of the whole road pay their rates, a proportion of which should ensure that we can walk safely along our pavements.

     

    Amongst those signing were at least two disabled people, one of whom has to use a zimmer frame and is sacred to walk to the letterbox, and also this does not include the residents of the care home at number 24.

     

    In the event of any accidents, damage or injury as a consequence of the faulty paving, the council will be held responsible and this letter will be made available to be used by any residents, who wish to claim in a court of law.

     

    If we fail to get s satisfactory response from Ms. Prescott-Nelson, we will be forced to take this matter further to our MP Theresa Villiers and if necessary the Mayor and his councillors.

     

     

     

    We, the residents of Northumberland Road, expect the repair work to be carried out imminently and would like to be informed when this is likely to happen.

     

    We enclose a scanned petition which has been signed by all residents, with the exception of 10 households, from whom there was no answer.

     

    The Committee heard a representation from Sandra Barnett (Lead Petitioner).

     

    Following advice from the Strategic Director (Environment) it was:

     

    RESOLVED that this item remains on the reserve list, with a view to establishing if there is enough flexibility in the budget for implementation, but it be noted that funding cannot be guaranteed.

     

    ACTION: STRATEGIC DIRECTOR (ENVIRONMENT)

     

    Petition referred to the Chipping Barnet Area Committee to request funding to fix the worst sections of the pavement.

     

    Title: Parking on corner of Singleton Scarp and Lullington Garth N12

     

    Lead Petitioner: Zoka Shaw

     

    Ward: Totteridge

     

    Petition: Residents of Singleton Scarp are writing to you with regard to the dangerous situation caused by vehicles parked too close to the corners of Singleton Scarp and Lullington Garth.

     

    We attach pictures which show the severity of the problem. Cars are parked like this virtually every day into the evening and it can only be a matter of time before a serious accident is caused.  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.

7.

Petitions (if any)

    Any petitions received are contained within agenda item 6 (above) – rereferrals from the Residents Forum.

    Minutes:

    Petitions had already been considered under agenda item 6 – Matters Referred from the Chipping Barnet Residents Forum.

8.

Area Committee Grants Funding pdf icon PDF 236 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The Committee received the report.

     

    It was agreed that the Strategic Director (Environment) provide Members of the Committee with a briefing note to update Members on the schemes.

     

    It was also requested that another column be added to future reports, outlining expected finish dates.

     

    RESOLVED that

     

    1.    The amount available for allocation during 2017/18, as set out in Appendix 1 be noted;

     

    2.    The amount of re-allocated underspends & overspends in Section 2.1 be noted.

     

    ACTION: STRATEGIC DIRECTOR ENVIRONMENT

     

9.

Barnet Hospital CPZ pdf icon PDF 341 KB

    To follow.

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    This report summarised the comments, representation and objections received in response to the proposed CPZ and waiting restrictions in the vicinity of Barnet Hospital in order to determine whether the proposals should be introduced or not, and if so, with or without modification.

     

    Representations were heard from David Lewis-Burry, Ruth Lederman, Councillor David Longstaff and Councillor Alison Cornelius.

     

    After hearing the representations it was agreed that Grimsdyke Crescent and King’s Road should be formally consulted for inclusion in the CPZ. Mr Blake, representing Highways, agreed that the statutory consultation notice would be sent to residents within the next few weeks with the aim of reporting the results to the July meeting.

     

    A debate then ensued about the appropriateness of Highways giving parking permits to the Hospital to allow its staff to park within the CPZ. It was pointed out by Mr Blake that this permit scheme had already been agreed by Environment Committee and so had no bearing on the matter before the committee which related solely to the implementation of the CPZ.

     

    Councillor Cohen then proposed that the committee should formally object to the introduction of the parking permit scheme and that the objection – if agreed – should be made known (via Mr Blake) to the Environment Committee. The following form of words were proposed by Councillor Cohen, seconded by Councillor Levine:

     

    This committee objects on behalf of local residents to the introduction of a parking permit scheme allowing Hospital staff to park within the confines of the Barnet Hospital CPZ.

     

    A vote was then taken in relation to this objection:

     

    For

    4

    Against

    3

    Abstained

    0

     

     

    The Committee then voted unanimously in favour of:

     

    RESOLVED that Chipping Barnet Area Committee notes the outcome of the statutory consultation as detailed within this report and approve the following recommendations:

     

    1.    That the Chipping Barnet Area Committee instruct the Strategic Director for Environment to introduce the Barnet Hospital Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) into Area 1 - Arygle Road and Granville Road – Area 2 -  Elmbank Avenue, Garthland Drive, Wellside Close, Wellhouse Lane and Area 3 - Lingholm Way, Lexington Way, Sutton Crescent, through the making of the relevant Traffic Management Orders, albeit with minor modifications as outlined in drawing numbers SCR191-2a, SCR191-3a and SCR191-4a and detailed below:

     

    a.    That the proposed resident parking bay outside No. 1 Garthland Drive is reduced in length to take into the account the existence of a vehicle crossover – Drawing No.SCR191-3a.

     

    b.    That an additional parking place should be provided on Granville Road outside No.51 Granville Road – Drawing No.SCR191-2a.

     

    c.    That the proposed resident parking bays on Sutton Crescent outside No. 41 and No. 43 Sutton Crescent , outside No. 47 and No. 49 Sutton Crescent  and outside No. 51 and No. 53 Sutton Crescent  are converted to “At any time” waiting restrictions. – Drawing No.SCR191-4a.

     

    d.    That the proposed “At any time” waiting restrictions at the side of No. 50 Sutton Crescent is to be converted to a resident parking bay  ...  view the full minutes text for item 9.

10.

Members' Items (if any) pdf icon PDF 229 KB

    Minutes:

    The Committee received the following item:

     

     

    Name of Councillor

    Members Item

    Councillor

    Phil Cohen

    Parking near JCOSS School, New Barnet

     

    I would like to refer the issue of parking near JCOSS school in New Barnet to the CB Area Committee. Residents around Westbrook Crescent are not happy with students and parents parking there. The school head is talking about a CPZ but we would not wish the residents to bear the cost of parking problems by having to pay for permits against their will.

     

    We would like officers to explore any other solutions.

     

    RESOLVED that Officers be requested to review the school travel plan, with the School Traffic Officer being requested to liaise with the school and Lead Petitioner, with an update report back to a future meeting of this Committee.

     

    ACTION: STRATEGIC DIRECTOR ENVIRONMENT

11.

Members' Items - Area Committee Funding Applications (if any) pdf icon PDF 312 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The Committee received the following CIL funding applications:

     

     

    Title

    Raised by (Councillor)

    Ward

    Member Request

    Funding required (£)

    Junction between Oakleigh Road North and Russell Road

    Councillor Stephen Sowerby

    Oakleigh

    I request appropriate funding from Highways to produce a report on options to prevent congestion at the junction between Oakleigh Road North and Russell Road.

     

    RESOLVED that CIL funding of up to £5,000 be agreed.   

    £5000

    Car Park in Barnet Lane

    Councillor Jess Brayne

    Underhill

    RESOLVED that CIL funding of up to £25,000 be agreed, to include lighthing if within budget.

    £25,000

    The Mayor of Barnet’s Golden Kilometre Marked Routes

     

    Councillor Caroline Stock

    All within Chipping Barnet

    Funding for 10 parks in the Chipping Barnet Area.

     

    RESOLVED that CIL funding of up to £25,000 be agreed.

     

    £25,000

    Double Yellow Lines at the top of Laurel View and Holden Road, Woodside Park

     

    Councillor Richard Cornelius

     

    Double Yellow Lines at the top of Laurel View and Holden Road, Woodside Park

     

    RESOLVED that the request for CIL funding be approved as part of the £6,000 allocation mentioned under the approval of the minutes of this meeting.

     

    £1000

    Request for council officers to look into introduction of 20mph limit along Cromer Road and Shaftesbury Road EN5

     

    Councillor Barry Rawlings

     

    Request for council officers to look into introduction of 20mph limit along Cromer Road and Shaftesbury Road EN5 and, given the proximity of the school, liaise with school representatives and local residents in order to come up with a range of options to improve road safety.

     

    Councillor David Longstaff made a representation on this item.

     

    RESOLVED that £5,000 CIL funding be approved.

     

     

    £5000

    Halos on Belisha Beacons – Totteridge Lane

    Councillor Alison Cornelius

    Totteridge

    I should like to apply to have belisha beacons with halos on, at the existing zebra crossing situated on Totteridge Lane between the bridge over Dollis Brook and Longland Drive.

     

     

    RESOLVED that £2,000 CIL funding be approved.

    £2000

     

12.

High Street, Barnet - Pavement Build-outs pdf icon PDF 265 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The Committee received the report, which provided an update on progress following the scheme review and details of the revised scheme which had been developed with agreement from Chipping Barnet Town Team, Ward Councillors and other interested parties. 

     

    Representations were heard from Gail Laser (in place of Ken Rowland) and Councillor David Longstaff.

     

    RESOLVED that

     

    1.    That the Chipping Barnet Area Committee notes the review of the Chipping Barnet Pavement Build-out scheme, as outlined in this report.

    2.    That the Chipping Barnet Area Committee approves that the revised scheme, as shown on the enclosed drawing, be progressed to detailed design and public consultation.

    3.    That the Chipping Barnet Area Committee considers the request for CIL funding to the value of £15.000

    4.    That the Chipping Barnet Area Committee gives instruction to the Strategic Director for Environment to carry out a statutory consultation in relation to the parking changes/loading and unloading elements of the approved scheme in order for the scheme to go ahead.

    5.    That subject to no objections being received to the statutory consultation referred to in recommendation 4, the Chipping Barnet Area Committee instructs the Strategic Director for Environment to proceed to implementation of the proposal.

    6.    That the Chipping Barnet Area Committee agrees that if any objections are received as a result of the statutory consultations referred to in recommendation 4, the  Strategic Director for Environment will consider and determine whether the agreed proposals should be implemented, and if so, with or without modification, subject to available funding.

    ACTION: STRATEGIC DIRECTOR (ENVIRONMENT)

     

13.

Rushdene Avenue, East Barnet - Speed Survey Results pdf icon PDF 243 KB

    Minutes:

    The Committee received the report which detailed the results of a speed survey carried out in Rushdene Avenue, East Barnet following concerns raised as a Members Item about vehicle speeds following a recent accident on Rushdene Avenue.

     

    Councillor Phil Cohen raised a further concern about where Churchill Road meets Rushdene Avenue and suggested that yellow lines should be installed. It was agreed that Officers would meet ward Councillors and concerned residents on site.

     

    RESOLVED that

     

     

    1.         That the Chipping Barnet Area Committee notes the results of the speed survey that was undertaken on Rushdene Avenue, East Barnet.

     

     

    2.         That the Chipping Barnet Area Committee notes the recommendation that no further action is taken at this time in Rushdene Avenue, East Barnet. 

     

    ACTION: STRATEGIC DIRECTOR ENVIRONMENT

     

14.

The Ridgeway 20mph scheme pdf icon PDF 254 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    This report detailed the outcome of the statutory consultation undertaken on a proposal to introduce an extension to the Holly Park 20mph speed limit into The Ridgeway, Park Way and Gresham Avenue. Councillor Sowerby objected to the inclusion of Gresham Avenue as part of the 20mph scheme as this road was not located near a school which would make the inclusion contrary to Council policy on 20mph limits and neither had this street ever petitioned for a 20mph limit – unlike The Ridgeway.

     

    Members then agreed that Gresham Avenue should not be included in the 20mph scheme.

     

    RESOLVED that, having considered the objections received to the statutory consultation on the proposals outlined in this report, Officers should proceed with implementation of The Ridgeway 20mph scheme as per the original proposal in Drawing Number BC/001106-03, subject to the removal of Gresham Avenue.

     

    ACTION: STRATEGIC DIRECTOR ENVIRONMENT

     

15.

Forward Work Programme pdf icon PDF 187 KB

    The Work Programme for 2018/19 is currently being produced and will be submitted to the first meeting of the new Municipal Year.

     

    The appendix that is usually attached to the Work Programme, relating to progress of highways schemes, is included within this agenda.

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    It was noted that the Work Programme for 2018/19 would be presented to the first meeting in the new Municipal Year.

     

    Members attention was drawn to the update on highways schemes and the Strategic Director Environment would respond, after the meeting, to any queries raised by Members about schemes within their wards.

     

    ACTION: STRATEGIC DIRECTOR ENVIRONMENT

     

16.

Any item(s) the Chairman decides are urgent

    Minutes:

    None.

17.

Vote of Thanks

    Minutes:

    Councillor Stock thanked Councillor Sowerby for his conduct of the meeting over the past year.