Agenda and draft minutes

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Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes of the last Meeting pdf icon PDF 121 KB

2.

Absence of Members (if any)

3.

Declarations of Members Disclosable Pecuniary Interests and Non-pecuniary Interests

    Minutes:

    Councillor

    Interest

    Alison Cornelius

    Agenda Item 15, Forward Work Programme in relation to Cromer Road:

     

    Councillor Cornelius had met the speaker on this matter at Totteridge Ward Surgery before. Also, that the speaker had ‘visited’ her front garden.

     

4.

Report of the Monitoring Officer (if any)

5.

Public Questions and Comments (if any) pdf icon PDF 84 KB

6.

Matters referred from the Chipping Barnet Residents Forum (including Petitions) pdf icon PDF 215 KB

    Minutes:

    The Committee received a petition referred from the Residents Forum entitled ‘Keep Children Safe, Alston Road Barnet EN5 – Traffic Calming.

     

    Clare Knowles, the Lead Petitioner, was unable to attend the meeting. Consequently, Chris Nightingale addressed the Committee on her behalf.

     

    Officers reported that a 20mph zone had previously been investigated and the Road Safety Audit had found that such a scheme was not appropriate.

     

    Consequently, Members felt that the petition should be noted, with no further action.

     

    RESOLVED that the petition be noted with no further action.

     

     

     

     

     

     

7.

Area Committee Funding - Community Infrastructure Levy update pdf icon PDF 162 KB

8.

Members' Items (if any)

9.

Members' Items - Area Committee Funding Applications (if any) pdf icon PDF 111 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The Committee considered the following CIL Applications from Members:

     

    Councillor and request

    Decision

    Prentice – Request for Benches in Brunswick Crescent Playground

    RESOLVED that CIL funding up to £6,000 be agreed, to include installation.

     

    ACTION: EXECCUTIVE DIRECTOR ENVIRONMENT

    Byers – Ney Play Area in Victoria Recreation Ground, New Barnet

    RESOLVED that

     

    1.CIL funding of £25,000 be agreed;

    2.It be confirmed to Members of the Committee, who will be responsible for ongoing maintenance and the length of guarantee for the equipment;

    3.Officers need to ensure that schemes will not create a revenue burden.

     

    ACTION: EXECCUTIVE DIRECTOR ENVIRONMENT

    Sowerby – Feasibility Study for Introducing a 20mph Zone on Queens Avenue, N20.

    Martin Hudson addressed the Committee in support of Councillor Sowerby’s application.

     

    RESOLVED that

     

    1.CIL funding up to £7,500 be agreed;

    2.Officers arrange a meeting with Ward Members to look at the area to be covered;

    3. It be noted that the overall policy on 20mph zones is a matter for Environment Committee.

     

    ACTION: EXECCUTIVE DIRECTOR ENVIRONMENT

    Teare – Double Yellow Lines on the Corners of Brunswick Crescent

    RESOLVED that CIL funding of £2,500 be agreed.

    Weeden-Sanz – New and Improved Fencing along the Border between New Southgate Recreation Ground and Brunswick Grove

    RESOLVED that the application be deferred to ascertain if this is Council property and is an enhancement. Also, if it is Council property, whether or not it would qualify for CIL.This be reported back to the next meeting of the Committee in October 2019.

     

    ACTION: EXECCUTIVE DIRECTOR ENVIRONMENT

    Smith – Repair the Road Markings at the Junction of the High Road (A1000) and Oakleigh Road North

    RESOLVED that it be noted that LIP funding had already been made available for this.

    Longstaff – Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice: Access Path to Byng Road Allotments and Perimeter Fencing

    RESOLVED that CIL funding of £25,000 be agreed with the proviso that the Hospice will be responsible for ongoing maintenance.

     

    ACTION: EXECCUTIVE DIRECTOR ENVIRONMENT

     

     

     

10.

Forward Work Programme pdf icon PDF 197 KB

    Minutes:

    The Chairman brought the Work Programme item forward to allow the questions on Cromer Road to be taken:

     

    6 questions had received from Philippa Whitecross in relation to Cromer Road (which was mentioned under the Work Programme – agenda item 15). One supplementary question per question was allowed which the Chairman answered, without further debate, in line with the constitution.

     

    Question no.

    Question

    Answer

    Question 1

    Why has this matter been deferred to a future meeting?

    The Report was withdrawn for consultation with Ward Councillors.

     

    Question 2

    When will that “future meeting” be?

    The report will be reported back to the next meeting which is in October 2019.

    Question 3

    Please provide an update on the issue?

    A further feasibility study and Road Safety Audit has been undertaken to determine the most appropriate set of measures.

    Question 4

    What action has been taken since the meeting of the 27th March?

    A further feasibility study and independent Road Safety Audit has been undertaken.

    Question 5

    What level of expenditure has been incurred on road traffic surveys (or similar) since the 27th March?

    Expenditure will be confirmed in the report that comes back to Committee in October. Previous survey information was used and there is a cost of £1,400 for the independent Road Safety Audit. 

    Question 6

    One problem cited by officers with the introduction of a 20mph zone without additional traffic calming measures is that it decreases safety of pedestrians. I have noticed many other local 20mph zones with no additional traffic calming measures (eg. foulds school, Richmond road, Victoria road, QE boys). Please could the inconsistency of approach be explained?

     

    Locations vary in their requirements and features such as one-way systems the width of the road, parked cars and average speeds all have to be taken into account when considering effective measures. The approach officers recommend for Comer Road will be comprehensively addressed in the report that comes back to Committee in October.

     

    Also Members asked for an update on the following items on the Work Programme:

     

    1.    Barnet Hospital CPZ – Officers would meet with Ward Councillors to discuss how the review would take place;

    2.    Normandy Avenue CPZ – Officers reported that consultation would start in September/October 2019.

     

     

    RESOLVED that the Work Programme be noted.

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Hampden Way, N14 Speed Surveys pdf icon PDF 181 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    This report detailed the results of speed surveys carried out at four locations in Hampden Way, N14.

     

    RESOLVED

     

    1.            That the Chipping Barnet Area Committee notes the results of the speed surveys that were undertaken in the above road;

     

    2.            That the Chipping Barnet Area Committee agrees the recommendation to install vehicle activated signs at the southern end of Hampden Way at an approximate cost of £10,000 from Chipping Barnet Area Committee CIL funding. 

     

     

    ACTION: EXECUITVE DIRECTOR ENVIRONMENT

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Lyonsdown Road, EN5 - Speed Survey pdf icon PDF 179 KB

13.

Crescent Road - Speed Survey pdf icon PDF 179 KB

14.

Fitzjohn Avenue Car Park, High Barnet pdf icon PDF 179 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    This report detailed the outcome of the review of Fitzjohn Car Park in High Barnet, EN5 and requests the additional funding required to complete the resurfacing of the car park.

     

    Officers agreed to update Councillor Coakley-Webb on when the work would be completed.

     

    RESOLVED

     

    1.         That the Chipping Barnet area Committee notes the requirement to resurface the Fitzjohn Avenue Car Park;

    2.         That the Chipping Barnet Area Committee, agree to allocate the funding of £8,000 CIL from this year’s CIL Area Committee budget to replace the damaged drainage channel and for associated design costs in Fitzjohn Car Park, EN5;

    3.         That the Chipping Barnet Area Committee, agree to allocate the funding of £5,000 from this year’s parking reserve budget to resurface Fitzjohn Car Park, EN5.

     

    ACTION: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ENVIRONMENT

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George Crescent, N10 - Pedestrian Improvements pdf icon PDF 179 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    This report detailed the results of a feasibility study carried out on George Crescent, N10 investigating measures to improve pedestrian safety and outlined a proposal for consideration to address the concerns at this location.

     

    RESOLVED

     

    1.         That the Chipping Barnet Area Committee note the review of the improvements on as outlined in this report and the appendices to this report;

    2.         That the Chipping Barnet Area Committee agree that the proposal detailed design, as outlined in Appendix 1 - Drawing No. BC/001608-04-01_FS_100-01 be progressed;

    3.         That the Chipping Barnet Area Committee authorises the Executive Director, Environment to carry out a consultation on the approved proposals;

    4.         That subject to no objections being received to the consultation, referred to in recommendation 3, the Chipping Barnet Area Committee authorise the Executive Director, Environment to introduce the approved proposal;

    5.         That the Chipping Barnet Area Committee agree that if any objections are received as a result of the consultation, referred to in recommendation 3, the Executive Director, Environment will in consultation, with the relevant ward councillors, consider and determine whether the agreed proposal should be implemented or not, and if so, with or without modification;

    6.         That the Chipping Barnet Area Committee agree to allocate the funding of £6,000 for the agreed Option to design and introduce the approved proposals.

     

    ACTION: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ENVIRONMENT

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Any item(s) the Chairman decides are urgent