Agenda and minutes

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Minutes of the last Meeting pdf icon PDF 132 KB

    Minutes:

    RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 9 July 2018 be agreed as a correct record, subject to the following amendments:

     

    Members Items – Community Infrastructure Levy Funding (minute 9 refers):

     

    Delete the words ‘RESOLVED – That excluding the 90 metres of double yellow lines requested by Councillor Weeden-Sanz the committee’

2.

Absence of Members (if any)

    Minutes:

    An apology had been received from Councillor Brayne. Councillor Edwards substituted for her.

3.

Declarations of Members Disclosable Pecuniary Interests and Non-pecuniary Interests

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    None.

4.

Report of the Monitoring Officer (if any)

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    None.

5.

Public Questions and Comments (if any)

    Minutes:

    No questions had been received. Requests to make comments had been received and would be dealt with under the appropriate agenda item.

     

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Matters and Petitions referred from the Chipping Barnet Residents Forum pdf icon PDF 255 KB

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    Title: Residents Parking for Green Road, Rasper Road & Sherwood Street N20

     

    Lead Petitioner: Faisel Choudhry

     

    Number of signatures: 83

     

    Ward: Totteridge

     

    FaiselChoudry, the Lead Petitioner addressed the Committee regarding this petition.

     

    There was discussion about the Parking Client Team writing to the management of the Audi garage to outline the effect their parking was having on residents. The Lead Petitioner explained he had already spoken to the garage manager without any success.

     

     

    Councillor Cornelius, Ward Councillor for Totteridge, suggested that the three Ward Councillors carry out an informal survey/consultation initially, as this approach had worked successfully in the past. This would involve establishing the need for parking controls and number of residents and visitor permits required. Costs would also be explained to residents.

     

    If the need for  parking controls was established, the matter would then be formalised and subject to statutory requirements. The Ward Councillors would report the findings of the informal consultation to the next Committee.

     

    It was also requested that Sherwood Terrace be included in the consultation and that Audi garage be contacted to ask them to stop parking in the area, although it was noted that the Authority had no legal powers to prevent this.

     

    Mr Choudry asked what criteria needed to be established for a CPZ to be implemented in the four roads: the Chairman replied that the Committee’s decision would be made on the basis of need.

     

    Petition: We the undersigned petition the council to introduce Residential Parking for Green Road, Rasper Road and Sherwood Street to alleviate significant parking issues residents of these places have been facing for many years.

     

    The situation became drastically worse when Derwent Crescent and adjoining roads became Controlled Parking Zones in recent years.

     

    The current state of parking means that parents are not able to use their cars for food shopping for their children as their parking spaces will be occupied as soon as they leave, resulting in them having to park their car many roads away from their homes. Additionally, residents are not able to travel freely with their cars for the same reason of not being able to park their cars upon their return.

     

    A number of commuters from nearby areas are parking their cars on these roads and then walking to the station, thereby denying use of the parking spaces usually for the whole day to residents.

     

    Additionally, the local Audi Garage on the High Road uses the roads as an overflow car park for their own fleet of cars, with some remaining on the road for weeks (presumably pending sale of the car).

     

    The lack of a CPZ and adjoining roads enjoying a CPZ means that this problem will not resolve itself, and it only likely to become worse with new housing developments in and around the Whetstone area.

    RESOLVED - Councillor Cornelius agreed that the Totteridge Ward Councillors would conduct an informal consultation with residents reporting back to the meeting on January 23.. The inclusion of Sherwood Terrace into the CPZ consultation  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.

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Area Committee Grants Funding - Community Infrastructure Levy Update pdf icon PDF 245 KB

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    Minutes:

    This report updated Members of the budget allocations for the Chipping Barnet Area Committee, to enable consideration of applications for funding during 2018/19. An amended Appendix 1 was circulated as some of the information was missing on the published version.

     

    RESOLVED

     

    1.    That the Chipping Barnet Area Committee notes the amount available for allocation during 2018/19, as set out in Appendix 1;

     

    2.    That the Chipping Barnet Area Committee notes the amount of re-allocated underspends & overspends in Section 2.1.

     

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Area Committee Grants Funding - Community Infrastructure Levy Update pdf icon PDF 227 KB

    Minutes:

    The Committee considered the following Standard Members Item:

     

     

    Name of Councillor

    Members Item

    Councillor Pauline Coakley Webb

    I request that the Council works with the local councillors and residents to encourage the establishment of a 'Friends of Hollickwood Park' group to help ensure much needed improvements in Hollickwood Park for the future.

     

     

    It was noted that officers would facilitate initially, but that resource levels would not allow substantial involvement

     

    RESOLVED that Officers request the Council’s senior Parks Officer to meet interested parties/local councillors to discuss what Council support is available.

     

    ACTION: STRATEGIC DIRECTOR ENVIRONMENT

     

     

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Members' Items - Community Infrastructure Levy Funding pdf icon PDF 264 KB

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    Minutes:

    The Committee considered the following Member requests for CIL funding.

     

    Brunswick Park Road – Request for Traffic Survey Cllr Lisa Rutter (Brunswick Park Ward)

     

    I have been contacted by several residents regarding traffic problems along Brunswick Park Road just after the cemetery. I have witnessed the problems myself which is chaos. The exact site problem starts from 151 to 131 Brunswick Park Road N11 1EG. These row of houses do not have driveways and therefore have to park their cars on the road. This however blocks one side of the road and as the road is narrow anyway just after the cemetery roundabout, this causes traffic chaos and road rage. A bus a few weeks ago lost control mounting the pavement into the walls of two  properties. Vehicles and buses are unable to move freely and there is constant car hooting and vehicle tail backs waiting to give ways. I have personally surveyed this stretch of road and residents’ initial thoughts were for footway parking along this stretch of road but after speaking to Jamie Blake he has confirmed that the pavement is too narrow. The other suggestion by residents is permanent traffic lights which will resolve the problem as this would allow traffic to take turns without causing chaos. Residents were able to see that this worked when temporary traffic lights were recently installed for road works. Residents are really fed up and want a solution. Request for £3,000 for a Traffic Survey.

     

    The Chairman reported that the installation of traffic lights would be outside of the remit of the Committee notwithstanding the fact that the cost would be way above the £25,000 funding limit.

     

    Highways Officers proposed that double yellow lines be installed at the mid- point of this section of Road to provide a traffic passing point. It was noted that this would be subject to full statutory consultation with local residents.

     

    RESOLVED that this be funded from CIL funding as part of the overall funding for waiting restrictions agreed at the meeting.

     

     ACTION: STRATEGIC DIRECTOR ENVIRONMENT

     

    Funding to implement double yellow lines on the corner of the lower side of the carriageway where Cowper Road meets Shamrock Way Cllr Roberto Weeden-Sanz (Brunswick Park Ward)

     

    I request funding to implement double yellow lines on the corner of the lower side of the carriageway where Cowper Road meets Shamrock Way. This is to prevent people from parking their vehicles dangerously on the corner which causes problems with visibility for vehicles driving down Cowper Road who wish to turn left and will reduce the possibility of accidents. Whilst Highways Officers will need to recommend the optimal length necessary I would suggest that 4 metres on the bend would be around the optimal length. Please refer to the attached photo for the exact proposed location for the double yellow lines.

     

    RESOLVED that this be funded from CIL funding as part of the overall funding for waiting restrictions agreed at the meeting.

     

    ACTION: STRATEGIC DIRECTOR ENVIRONMENT

     

     

    Funding to introduce two stone  ...  view the full minutes text for item 9.

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Results of the Statutory Consultation - Proposed extension to the Barnet Hospital CPZ pdf icon PDF 277 KB

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    Minutes:

    This report summarised the comments, representations and objections received in response to the statutory consultation relating to the proposed extension to the Barnet Hospital Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) in Grimsdyke Crescent, Kings Road, Cavendish Road and Jennings Way, in order for the Committee to determine whether or not the proposal should be introduced and if so, with or without modification.

     

    Representations were heard from Frank Niesiolowski, Michael Yorke and Councillor David Longstaff.

     

    Concerns were expressed about the impact of displaced parking opposite a parade of shops in Underhill Ward, which included a pharmacy and hairdressers. The concept of introducing restricted parking at this location was discussed. However, the Ward Councillor (Paul Edwards) asked that no funding decisions be made until he had spoken to the affected shopkeepers for their views. The Chairman said that any proposals for the introduction of parking restrictions at this location could be brought as a Members Item to the next meeting of this Committee.

     

    It was also noted that £5,000 had already been set aside to carry out a parking impact study on surrounding roads six  months after the implementation of the CPZ.

     

    Councillor David Longstaff asked how quickly the CPZ would be introduced in the four roads if the Committee agreed. The Strategic Director for Environment replied that it would be implemented in December 2018.

     

    RESOLVED that the Chipping Barnet Area Committee:

     

    i)    notes the summary of the responses received to the statutory consultation on the proposed CPZ in Grimsdyke Crescent, Kings Road, Cavendish Road and Jennings Way EN5; and

     

    ii)  authorise the Strategic Director for Environment to introduce the Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) in Grimsdyke Crescent, Kings Road, Cavendish Road and Jennings Way EN5 as per drawing no SCR223a, through to the making of the relevant Traffic Management Orders to be funded as follows:

    ·         up to £16,500 from the Area Committee funding allocation

    ·         £5,000 from the remainder of the Section 106 contributions relating to the Elmbank development on Barnet Rd, Barnet

     

    iii)          authorise the Strategic Director for Environment to inform all those previously consulted to update them on the Committee’s decisions and proposed future action.

    ACTION: STRATEGIC DIRECTOR ENVIRONMENT

     

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Forward Work Programme pdf icon PDF 196 KB

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Any item(s) the Chairman decides are urgent

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    None.