Agenda and minutes

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Contact: Maria Lugangira 020 8359 2761  Email: maria.lugangira@barnet.gov.uk

Note: Public Questions and Comments must be submitted by 10am on the third working day before the meeting. The deadline for this meeting is 10am on Friday 28 July 2017 

Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes of last meeting pdf icon PDF 106 KB

    Minutes:

    RESOLVED: That the minutes of the meeting held on 27 April 2017 were agreed as a correct record.

2.

Absence of Members (If any)

    Minutes:

    Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Or-Bach who was substituted by Councillor Mittra.

3.

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

    Minutes:

    Councillor

    Agenda item

    Nature of interest

    Details

    Councillor Mittra

    10 – Members Item in the name of Cllr Daniel Thomas

    Non-pecuniary

    His father owns a flat around the corner from the village and he knows several people from the village. Councillor Mittra noted he would leave the room for consideration and voting on this item.

    Councillor Houston

    10 – Members Item in the name of Cllr Daniel Thomas

    Non-pecuniary

    He has friends in Cyprus Avenue. Councillor Houston noted he is not aware of their views on this matter.

     

    Councillor Geof Cooke

    12 – Parking near Summerside School and Woodhouse Open Space Enhancement

     

    He is currently a governor of Summerside School

    Councillor Dean Cohen

    9 – Outstanding Community Funding Applications

    Personal non-prejudicial

    He knows some of the names mentioned in in The Boys Club application, and some of the trustees noted in the Paperweight Trust

    Councillor Dean Cohen

    10 – Members Item in the name of Cllr Dean Cohen

    Personal non-prejudicial

    Two of his children attend the Mehorah Primary School

     

4.

Report of the Monitoring Officer (If any)

    Minutes:

    None.

5.

Public Comments and Questions (If any)

    Minutes:

    None.

6.

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

    Minutes:

    None.

7.

Petitions (if any)

    Minutes:

    None.

8.

Area Committee Funding - Outstanding Community Funding Applications pdf icon PDF 247 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Prior to consideration of agenda item 8, Area Committee Funding - Community Infrastructure Levy update, the Chairman moved that the order of business be varied to allow for consideration of items 9 to 11 first noting that several Members were in attendance to speak on these items. This was duly agreed.

     

    The Chairman introduced the report on Area Committee Funding – Outstanding Community Funding Applications and invited comments from committee members.

     

    It was noted there were typographical errors in the report and that references to the Jewish Migrants Association should read the Jewish Migraine Association.

     

    Following consideration of the report the committee unanimously RESOLVED:

     

    1.    The Committee determine whether it wishes to support funding of £3,300 for The Jewish Migration Foundation project as set out in Appendix A.

     

    2.    The Committee determine whether it wishes to support funding of £3,333 for The Boys Club project as set out in Appendix B.

     

    3.    The Committee determine whether it wishes to support funding of £3,333 for The Paperweight Trust project as set out in Appendix C.

     

    4.    The Committee determine whether it wishes to support funding of £9,999 for ADDIS project as set out in Appendix D.

     

    5.    The Committee determine whether it wishes to support funding of £9,884 for The Jewish Deaf Association project as set out in Appendix E.

9.

Members' Items (if any) pdf icon PDF 238 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    A – Member’s Item in the name of Cllr Daniel Thomas – Village Road, N3

     

    Councillor Thomas introduced his application for Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Funding, to look at options for addressing problems arising from heavy traffic around Village Road, N3.

     

    Officers advised that a feasibility study, costing up to £5,000, could be conducted in liaison with Councillor Thomas and the Residents Association, which would provide options and report back to the Committee.

     

    Following consideration the committee unanimously RESOLVED:

     

    To approve a feasibility study at a cost of up to £5,000 to look at potential solutions to address the issues.

     

     

    B– Member’s Item in the name of Cllr Dean Cohen – Road Safety Measures in and around Menorah Primary School

     

    Councillor Cohen introduced his application for Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Funding, to explore the possibility of VAS signs being erected/ other measures to improve safety around Woodstock Avenue.

     

    Following consideration the Committee unanimously RESOLVED

     

    To approve funding for 2 Vehicle Activated Signs at a cost of £4,000 each, and a feasibility study at a cost of up to £5,000 to consider options for other measures that may be appropriate.

10.

Members' Items - Area Committee Funding Applications (if any) pdf icon PDF 251 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The Committee noted that the front page of the report erroneously listed the relevant ward as being Hendon rather than Garden Suburb.

     

    Councillor Grover introduced his application for Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Funding, to cover the costs of removing trees to support the work of the Residents Association for the upkeep of Northway Rose Gardens.

     

    The Committee noted that the £7,065 sought was match funding to the funding already raised by the Association through local residents and businesses. It was also noted that the work of the Association in developing the rose beds since 2014 had resulted in several awards and was supported by the Council. It was noted the project had not previously received Council funding nor would the work fall under usual Green Spaces maintenance activity. Officers confirmed that the quote received was from an approved Barnet contractor

     

    Following consideration of the item the Committee unanimously RESOLVED

     

    To Approve funding of £7,065 for the employment of a Tree Surgeon to complete the work as listed.

11.

Area Committee Funding - Community Infrastructure Levy update pdf icon PDF 232 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The Committee then considered agenda item 8, Area Committee Funding -Community Infrastructure Levy update.

     

    The Chairman introduced the item and noted that there were a large number of items listed in Appendix 1 relating to schemes in place dating back to 2015 where it was unclear if work had been completed, which could affect the new balance. He noted that with the Committee’s approval he would seek to resolve queries with officers in September ahead of the next meeting of the Committee, and he invited input from Members on any items they were aware of which required updating. This was duly agreed by the Committee.

     

    Following consideration of the report and subject to the above the Committee unanimously RESOLVED:

     

    To note the amount available for allocation during 2017/18, as set out in Appendix 1

12.

Parking near Summerside School and Woodhouse Open Space Enhancement pdf icon PDF 255 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The Chairman introduced the item and invited discussion from committee members. 

     

    Following discussion of the item the committee unanimously

     

    RESOLVED – That the Commissioning Director, Environment instruct officers to:

     

    1.    Proceed with consultation on:

    a.    Convert south-west corner of green to carriageway;

    b.    Provide “at any time” parking restrictions at the junction of Schoolway and Crossway and at the junction of Crescent Way and Garthway.

     

    2.    Provide a detailed design of Option 1 (grid parking along west side of green) applying what is left of the £25k budget, with the remainder to be sought from Environment Committee at its meeting on 11 September 2017.

     

     

13.

Friary Road Traffic Management Measures pdf icon PDF 588 KB

    Minutes:

    The Chairman introduced the item and invited input from Committee Members.

     

    Councillor Zinkin noted that it was not clear that agreeing the work and £12,000 costs outlined in recommendation 3 in the report would solve the problem of traffic speeding in the opposite direction. Councillor Zinkin moved that recommendation 3 in the report be amended to read: ‘That the Committee approve up to £3,000 to allow monitoring to take place as to the effectiveness of the implementation of recommendations 1 and 2, and that the Committee receive a report back on the impact of recommendations 1 and 2 and advice on further options’. The motion was seconded by Councillor Dean Cohen and unanimously agreed.

     

    RESOLVED –

     

    1.    That the Finchley and Golders Green Area Committee approve provision of two additional Vehicle Activated Signs in Friary Road at an approximate cost of £8,000 from CIL Funding.

     

    2.    That the Finchley and Golders Green Area Committee agree provision of road markings at a cost of up to £5,000 from CIL Funding to encourage drivers to amend their behaviour, the exact detail to be agreed with ward members.

     

    3.    That the Committee approve up to £3,000 to allow monitoring to take place as to the effectiveness of the implementation of recommendations 1 and 2, and that the Committee receive a report back on the impact of recommendations 1 and 2 and advice on further options.

     

     

     

14.

Leslie Road/ Leopold Road – Request for One-Way pdf icon PDF 269 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The Chairman introduced the item and invited input from Committee Members.

     

    Councillor Mittra expressed concern that the report failed to recognise the proximity of St Martin’s Primary School and suggested that consultation on a 20mph zone should occur at the same time as the statutory consultation on the one way system. Officers clarified that council policy would not allow for this consultation as the school’s Travel Plan does not currently include Leslie Road/ Leopold Road.

     

    Following discussion the committee RESOLVED –

     

    To instruct the Commissioning Director for Environment and his officers to re-engage with St Martin’s Primary School to confirm whether Leslie and Leopold roads should be included on their Travel Plan, and report back to the Committee in November.

15.

Review of the hours of operation in the Temple Fortune ‘TF’ Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) pdf icon PDF 264 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The Chairman introduced the report and invited comments from the Committee Members.

     

    Following consideration the Committee RESOLVED –

     

    1.    That the Committee note the outcome of the statutory consultation as detailed within this report.

    1. That the Committee give authority to the Strategic Director for Environment to introduce the measures in the Temple Fortune ‘TF’ CPZ as originally proposed, through the making of the relevant Traffic Management Orders as shown on Drawing Number SCR149.

     

16.

Links View - Dollis Road, N3 - Road Safety Improvements pdf icon PDF 1 MB

    Minutes:

    The Chairman introduced the report and invited comments from the Committee Members.

     

    Councillor Old moved that recommendation 4 be amended to clarify that the Commissioning Director for Environment’s actions following the consultation will be in consultation with ward members. This was duly seconded and unanimously agreed.

     

    Councillor Dean Cohen moved that the proposal for traffic calming speed cushions as outlined in a) not be included in the consultation and that alternative measures be looked at to address speed. The motion was not seconded.

     

    Following consideration of the report the Committee RESOLVED –

     

    1.    That the Finchley and Golders Green Committee agree to implement the safety scheme on Links View and Dollis Road, N3, as set out in this report and as detailed in Appendix 1.

     

    2.    That authority to carry out a statutory consultation on the agreed proposed measures a) to h) outlined in paragraph 1.8 below, be delegated to the Strategic Director for Environment.

     

    3.    That subject to no objections being received to the statutory consultation, referred to in recommendation 2, the Committee instruct the Strategic Director for Environment to introduce the agreed measures.

     

    4.    That the Committee agree that if any objections are received as a result of the statutory consultation, referred to in recommendation 2, the Strategic Director for Environment will, in consultation with ward members,  consider and determine whether the agreed option should be implemented or not, and if so, with or without modification.

     

    5.    That the Committee agree to allocate the funding for the agreed Option (CIL  from this year’s CIL Area Committee budget) of £20,000 to design and carry out statutory consultation and, subject to the outcome of that consultation, introduce the agreed Option.

     

    The votes were recorded as follows:

    For:                 4
    Against:         1
    Abstain:         2

17.

Forward Work Programme pdf icon PDF 201 KB

    Minutes:

    The Chairman introduced the item, which laid out the Forward Work Programme for the Committee. The committee noted that there would be updates to the Forward Work Programme ahead of the next meeting in November.

     

    Officers agreed to provide an update to members on the following:

    ·         Woodhouse Road experimental scheme - removal of waiting restrictions

    ·         Woodhouse Road/Summers Lane – proposed 20mph zone

    ·         Granville Road – consultation on safety measures

    ·         Cherry Tree Woods.

     

    Following consideration of the item, the Committee RESOLVED: To note the Forward Work Programme.

18.

Any item(s) the Chairman decides are urgent

    Minutes:

    None.