Agenda and minutes

Contact: Edward Gilbert 020 8359 3469 Email: edward.gilbert@barnet.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes of last meeting pdf icon PDF 107 KB

    Minutes:

    The Committee noted and agreed that under Item 12 (Progress Update) of the minutes of the last meeting, it should have been stated that £2,000 was allocated to introduce loading restrictions alongside the double yellow lines on the junction of Fallow Court Avenue and Montrose Crescent.

     

    With this correction made, the Committee RESOLVED: That the minutes of the meeting held on 30th November 2016 were agreed as a correct record.

2.

Absence of Members (If any)

3.

Declaration of Members' Disclosable Pecuniary interests and Non Pecuniary interests (If any)

    Minutes:

    The following interests were declared:

     

    Councillor

    Item

    Interest

    Detail

    Geof Cooke

    11

    Non-pecuniary

    That the Councillor is a Governor of Summerside School.

    Alon Or-bach

    9

    Non-pecuniary

    That the Councillor regularly attends Grange Big Local events (relevant to the application sponsored by Councillor Mittra).

    John Marshall

    9

    Non-pecuniary

    That the Councillor is a Council Appointed Director of the Barnet Group, which includes Barnet Homes (relevant to the application sponsored by Councillor Mittra).

    Ross Houston

    11

    Non-pecuniary

    That the Councillor is a Governor at Northside School.

    Graham Old

    11

    Non-pecuniary

    That the Councillor is a Governor at Northside School.

     

     

     

     

4.

Report of the Monitoring Officer (If any)

5.

Public Comments and Questions (If any) pdf icon PDF 68 KB

    Minutes:

    Answers to public questions were provided in a published addendum to the agenda. Hard copies were made available to the Committee members and members of the public present. Supplementary questions to those written ones submitted were asked.

     

    A public comment was made in relation to Item 8 (Member’s Item in the name of Councillor Cooke) by Ms Christine Denney.

6.

Matters referred from the Finchley and Golders Green Area Residents Forum (If any)

The Chairman reordered the agenda to take the Member's Item in the name of Councillor Cooke before the item on petitions

7.

Members' Items (if any) pdf icon PDF 243 KB

    Minutes:

    Councillor Geof Cooke introduced his item, which related to Woodhouse Road, N12 Traffic Management Scheme.

     

    Following consideration of the item, the Committee unanimously RESOLVED:

     

    ·         That the Commissioning Director, Environment, would instruct officers to conduct a site visit with ward members and residents in order to assess the possibility of CPZs, off street parking and any other potential mitigations.

     

     

8.

Petitions (if any) pdf icon PDF 246 KB

    Minutes:

    The Chairman introduced the item, which related to three petitions referred up from the 24th January 2016 meeting of the Finchley and Golders Green Residents’ Forum. Each petition was introduced and considered in turn.

     

    Parking petition from the residents of Station Road and Station Close, Finchley, N3:

     

    The Chairman read out a statement from the Lead Petitioner, Ms Coleman, who was unable to be present. Following comments from members, it was unanimously agreed that the Commissioning Director, Environment, would prepare a report to a future meeting of the Committee to consider the issues raised on Station Road, Station Close, Lichfield Grove, Dollis Park and any other relevant roads, with a recommended course of action.

     

    Petition to Barnet Council by Residents of Temple Gardens for an increase in hours of the CPZ Parking Zone in Our Street Only, Temple Gardens, NW11 0LL:

     

    The Lead Petitioner, Ms Helen Fry, introduced her petition. Following comments from members, the Committee unanimously agreed to refer the matter to the Commissioning Director, Environment, to respond to the Lead Petitioner within 20 working days. The Committee requested that he arranges a site visit with the Lead Petitioner in respect to the issue.

     

    Petition requesting for change of resident parking only hours on Beresford Road, N2:

     

    The Lead Petitioner, Mr J King, introduced his petition. Following comments from members, the Committee unanimously agreed ­­ to refer the matter to the Commissioning Director, Environment, to respond to the Lead Petitioner within 20 working days. The Committee requested that he arranges a site visit with the Lead Petitioner in respect to the issue.

     

    The following was therefore RESOLVED:

     

    1.    In the matter of the referred petition titled ‘Parking petition from the residents of Station Road and Station Close, Finchley, N3’ the Commissioning Director, Environment, was instructed to prepare a report to a future meeting of the Committee to consider the issues raised on Station Road, Station Close, Lichfield Grove, Dollis Park and any other relevant roads, with a recommended course of action.

     

    2.    In the matter of the referred petition titled ‘Petition to Barnet Council by Residents of Temple Gardens for increase in hours of the CPZ Parking Zone in Our Street Only, Temple Gardens, NW11 0LL’ the Committee referred the matter to the Commissioning Director, Environment, to respond to the Lead Petitioner within 20 working days. The Committee requested that he arranges a site visit with the Lead Petitioner in respect to the issue.

     

    3.    In the matter of the referred petition titled ‘Petition requesting for change of resident parking only hours on Beresford Road, N2’ to refer the matter to the Commissioning Director, Environment, to respond to the Lead Petitioner within 20 working days. The Committee requested that he arranges a site visit with the Lead Petitioner in respect to the issue.

     

9.

Members' Items - Requests for Funding from Finchley and Golders Green Area Committee Budget pdf icon PDF 236 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The Committee considered three applications for Area Committee Grants (with one application published as an addendum) in turn.

     

    Councillor Cooke introduced and endorsed the application he had sponsored, submitted by the Jewish Deaf Association. Following comments from the Committee, the application was unanimously agreed.

     

    The Chairman invited Councillor Alison Moore to the Committee table to introduce the application submitted by ADDISS, which she had sponsored. Following comments from the Committee, the application was unanimously agreed.

     

    The Chairman invited Councillor Arjun Mittra to the Committee table to introduce the application submitted by Grange Big Local, which he had sponsored. Following comments from the Committee, the application was unanimously agreed.

     

    The following was therefore RESOLVED:

     

    1.    That the Committee approved the application submitted by the Jewish Deaf Association (sponsored by Councillor Geof Cooke) for funding of £9,884 from the Area Committee Grants funding stream, subject to due diligence tests being met.

     

    2.    That the Committee approved the application submitted by ADDISS (sponsored by Councillor Alison Moore) for funding of £9,999 from the Area Committee Grants funding stream, subject to due diligence tests being met.

     

    3.    That the Committee approved the application submitted by the Grange Big Local (sponsored by Councillor Arjun Mittra) for funding of £1,500 from the Area Committee Grants funding stream, subject to due diligence tests being met.

     

10.

Area Committee Grants Funding pdf icon PDF 248 KB

11.

Highways Progress update on Finchley and Golders Green Area Committee Actions pdf icon PDF 307 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The Commissioning Director, Environment, introduced the item which related to Highways Progress update on Finchley and Golders Green Area Committee actions.

     

    The Committee considered each recommendation in turn:

     

    ·         Recommendations 1-3: The Committee noted the update and actions set out in Appendix 1 to the report. .

     

    ·         Recommendation 4: Councillor Cooke stated that he was dissatisfied with the officers’ response and – given the fatal incident that happened at the junction of Buxted Road and Ashurst Road– urged that officers to reassess the response. He stated that he did not believe installing yellow lines and additional signage would adequately improve the situation or address the issues previously considered by the Committee. The Committee made further comments relating to the safety issues at this junction.

     

    Councillor Graham Old then moved a motion to reword the recommendation so that it read:

     

    o   In the matter of Buxted Road/Ashurst Road: That the Committee agree – subject to consultation with ward members – to fund the yellow lines at the junction of Buxted Road and Ashurst Road, N12 at a cost of £2,500 from the Area Committee (CIL) Budget, and that a future report will be brought back to a future meeting concerning the use of traffic islands and any other potential traffic calming/safety measures that can be used to address the issue.

     

    The motion was duly seconded and unanimously agreed by the Committee. The recommendation, as amended, was then unanimously agreed.

     

    ·         Recommendation 5: Councillor Zinkin commented that the issue was yet to be fully resolved, and subsequently moved a motion to alter the wording of the recommendation so that it read:         

     

    o   In the matter of Bute Mews, NW11, further consideration be given as to how to address the issue of Bute Mews, and that an update be brought to a future meeting of the committee concerning this.

     

    The motion was duly seconded and unanimously agreed by the Committee. The recommendation, as amended, was then unanimously agreed.

     

    The following was therefore RESOLVED:

     

    1.    That the Committee noted the update and actions set out in Appendix 1 of the report.

     

    2.    In the matter of Lodge Lane, N12 that the Committee noted the update in the report.

     

    3.    In the matter of double yellow lines on Horton Avenue, NW2 that the Committee agreed to fund the double yellow lines around the mini-roundabout on Horton Avenue, NW2, at a cost of £2,000 from the Area Committee (CIL) budget.

     

    4.    In the matter of Buxted Road/Ashurst Road that the Committee agreed – subject to consultation with ward members – to fund the yellow lines at the junction of Buxted Road and Ashurst Road, N12 at a cost of £2,500 from the Area Committee (CIL) Budget, and noted that a report will be brought back to a future meeting concerning the use of traffic islands and any other potential traffic calming/safety measures that can be used to address the issue.

     

    5.    In the matter of Bute Mews, NW11, that further consideration will be given as  ...  view the full minutes text for item 11.

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Friary Way and Valley Avenue, N12 - Results of Parking Consultation pdf icon PDF 285 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The Commissioning Director, Environment, introduced the item which related to the results of a parking consultation on Friary Way and Valley Avenue, N12.

     

    Following consideration of the item, the Committee unanimously agreed the recommendations. The following was therefore RESOLVED:

     

    1.    That the Finchley and Golders Green Area Committee noted the results of the Friary Way and Valley Avenue, N12 parking consultation and the recommendation not to seek to introduce a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) in these roads.

     

    2.    That the Finchley and Golders Green Area Committee, gave instruction to the Commissioning Director for Environment to liaise with Ward Councillors in developing proposals to:

     

    a.            Introduce waiting restrictions (yellow lines) around the junction of Friary Way and Valley Avenue; and

     

    b.           Introduce waiting restrictions on Valley Avenue to deter obstructive parking from taking place.

     

    3.    That the Finchley and Golders Green Area Committee gave instruction to the Commissioning Director for Environment to, once proposals have been developed following liaison with Ward Councillors, to carry out a statutory consultation on proposals to:

     

    a.            Introduce waiting restrictions (yellow lines) around the junction of Friary Way and Valley Avenue; and

     

    b.           Introduce waiting restrictions on Valley Avenue to deter obstructive parking from taking place.

     

    4.    That subject to no objections being received to the statutory consultation, referred to in recommendation 3, the committee instructed officers to introduce the proposed waiting restrictions.

     

    5.    That the Committee agreed that if any objections are received as a result of the statutory consultations, referred to in recommendation 3, the Commissioning Director for Environment will consider and determine whether the proposed changes should be implemented or not, and if so, with or without modification.

     

    6.    That the Finchley and Golders Green Area Committee gave instruction to the Commissioning Director for Environment to write to all those previously consulted to update them on the Committee’s decisions and proposed future action.

     

    7.    That the Committee agreed to allocate £4,000 (from this year’s CIL Area Committee budget) for the waiting restrictions to be designed and carry out statutory consultation and, subject to the outcome of that consultation, introduce the waiting restrictions.

     

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Golders Gardens, Gainsborough Gardens and Powis Gardens NW11- Results of Parking Consultation pdf icon PDF 264 KB

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East Finchley CPZ review of the hours of operation in roads in the vicinity of Cherry Tree Wood, N2 pdf icon PDF 274 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The Commissioning Director, Environment, introduced the item which related to the East Finchley CPZ and a review of the hours of operation in roads in the vicinity of Cherry Tree Wood, N2.

     

    During the course of discussion, Councillor Marshall moved a motion to alter the wording of recommendation 1, so that it read:

     

    ·         That the Finchley and Golders Green Area Committee note the results of the East Finchley CPZ review of the hours of operation in roads in the vicinity of Cherry Tree Wood, N2 parking consultation and instruct officers to undertake a further consultation with a question on whether to create a sub-zone for Edmunds Walk.

     

    There was no seconder, and the motion therefore fell.

     

    Councillor Or-bach then moved a motion to alter the wording of recommendation 1 so that it read:

     

    ·         That the Finchley and Golders Green Area Committee note the results of the East Finchley CPZ review of the hours of operation in roads in the vicinity of Cherry Tree Wood, N2 parking consultation and instruct officers to undertake a further consultation with a question on whether to create a sub-zone.

     

    The motion was duly seconded, and votes were recorded as follows:

     

    For

    4

    Against

    1

    Abstain

    2

     

    The motion was therefore carried, and took the place of the original recommendation as the substantive motion.

     

    Councillor Zinkin then moved a motion to alter the wording of the substantive motion, so that it read:

     

    ·         That the Finchley and Golders Green Area Committee note the results of the East Finchley CPZ review of the hours of operation in roads in the vicinity of Cherry Tree Wood, N2 parking consultation and instruct the Commissioning Director, Environment, to prepare a scheme for a potential sub-zone to reflect the issues that emerged in the consultation where residents cited the need for a sub zone, and that a report be brought back to a future meeting of the committee for consideration.

     

    The motion was duly seconded, and votes were recorded as follows:

     

    For

    6

    Against

    0

    Abstain

    1

     

    The motion was therefore carried and therefore became the substantive motion as amended.

     

    The Chairman then moved to recommendation 1 as amended, which was unanimously agreed by the Committee. A vote was taken on recommendation 2, with votes recorded as follows:

     

    For

    0

    Against

    5

    Abstain

    2

     

    The recommendation therefore fell.

     

    The following was then unanimously RESOLVED:

     

    ·         That the Finchley and Golders Green Area Committee noted the results of the East Finchley CPZ review of the hours of operation in roads in the vicinity of Cherry Tree Wood, N2 parking consultation and instructed the Commissioning Director, Environment, to prepare a scheme for a potential sub-zone to reflect the issues that emerged in the consultation where residents cited the need for a sub zone, and noted that a report will be brought back to a future meeting of the committee for consideration.

     

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Forward Work Programme pdf icon PDF 204 KB

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Any item(s) the Chairman decides are urgent