Agenda and minutes

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Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes of last meeting pdf icon PDF 85 KB

    Minutes:

    The Chairman announced that Members had been contacted by theCommissioning Director for Environment  regarding Cherry Tree Wood who had advised that Members should receive an update on the matter within the next couple of weeks. 

     

    RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting dated 2 August 2017 were agreed as a correct record. 

2.

Absence of Members (If any)

    Minutes:

    Apologies for absence were received from Cllr. Houston, who was substituted for by Cllr. Tierney.

3.

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

    Minutes:

    Member

    Interest Declared

    Councillor Dean Cohen

    Non Pecuniary Interest in relation to Agenda Item 15 (Road Safety measures around Menorah Primary School, NW11) by virtue of his two children attending Menorah Primary School

    Councillor Councillor Alon Or-bach   

    Non Pecuniary Interest in relation to Agenda Item 8 (CIL Member’s Items, Speeding in Church Lane by virtue of being the Chair of the Finchley and Golders Green Labour Party who have their premises on Church Lane.

     

    Non Pecuniary Interest in relation to Agenda Item 12 (Leslie/Leopold Road) by virtue of being a Governor at St. Martin Primary School which could be affected by the report. 

     

4.

Report of the Monitoring Officer (If any)

    Minutes:

    None.

5.

Public Comments and Questions (If any)

    Minutes:

    A public comment was received from Ms. Sarah Higginson in relation to Cllr. Moore’s CIL Member’s Item. 

     

    Ms. Higginson made her comment and Members asked questioned of Ms. Higginson. 

     

6.

Matters referred from the Finchley and Golders Green Area Residents Forum (If any) pdf icon PDF 239 KB

    Minutes:

    The Chairman introduced the report, which contained a petition on Traffic Calming in Lyndale Ave, NW2 2QB.  The Committee noted that the matter had been referred from the Finchley and Golders Green Residents Forum.

     

    The Chairman invited Mr. Matthew Black to make a representation to the Committee on the petition.  The Committee noted the representation from the petitioner. 

     

    The Vice Chairman suggested that the petition is referred to the Chief Officer and that the concerns raised within the petition are considered as part of the study in the Briardale/Patterson Area.

     

    RESOLVED that the Committee instruct that the petition is referred to the Strategic Director for Environment and that the concerns raised within the petition are considered as part of the study in the Briardale/Patterson Area.

     

7.

Members' Items (if any)

    Minutes:

    None.

8.

Members' Items - Area Committee CIL Funding (if any) pdf icon PDF 257 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    A – Member’s Item in the name of Councillor John Marshall: Hedge - Kingsley Way junction with Meadway:

     

    Cllr. Marshall introduced his application for Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Funding for £3,000 to repair a damaged hedge at the Kingsley Way junction with Meadway in the Garden Suburb.

     

    Following the consideration of the issue, the Committee unanimously RESOLVED:

     

    To approve funding of up to £3,000 to provide new Yew trees to repair the damaged hedge at the location above.

     

    B – Member’s Item in the name of Councillor Shimon Ryde: Gratton Terrace Hedge

    Councillor Zinkin introduced the Members’ Item on behalf of Councillor Ryde.  He advised that the Member’s Item sought to extend a piece of work previously undertaken by the Greenspaces Team to tackle rough sleeping and antisocial activity at the Southern end of the hedge.

     

    The Committee noted that the aim of the Member’s Item was to secure funding to allow the initial approach to be mirrored at the northern end of the hedge line and to replace any dead shrubs in order to stop the antisocial activities that take place in this area.  Officers advised that the cost of the scheme would be £9,000 and would entail the following:

     

    ·         The hedge will be reduced to a height of approximately 8 feet in order to encourage new and thicker growth at the base of the privet hedge.

    ·         The shrubs at the front will be reduced and or removed in order to allow more light to enter the area.

    ·         New thorny plant species will be planted along the bank filling in area to mirror the scheme at the southern end.

    ·         Gaps in the hedge will be planted with new hedging in order to provide a unbroken hedge line.

    ·         Hedge gaps will be protected with chestnut pale fencing in order to allow the hedge to establish and fill out fully.

    Following consideration the committee unanimously RESOLVED:

    ·         To approve funding of £9,000 to fund Planting scheme in Gratton Terrace as set out above.

     

     

    C – Councillor Geof Cooke: Glenhurst Road N12

     

    Councillor Cooke introduced his Member’s Item which sought funding to enable officers to carry out a thorough investigation and to bring forward proposals to address the issue of vehicles mounting the pavement and speeding in Glenhurst Road, N12. 

     

    Officers recommended that the Committee instruct a speed survey and on-site investigation to look at the damage to the footway.  Officers advised that the total cost of this would be £5,000.

     

    Following consideration the committee unanimously RESOLVED:

     

    To approve funding of £5,000 for a speed survey and on-site investigation and that options are presented to the Committee. 

     

    D – Councillor Alison Moore – Speeding in Church Lane, N2.

     

    Councillor Moore introduced her application for Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Funding, to look at options for addressing the problem of speeding traffic in the 20mph zone in Church Lane.

     

    Officers advised that a meeting would be set up with Councillor Moore to look at improvement and possible relocation of signage, road markings and  ...  view the full minutes text for item 8.

9.

East Finchley CPZ pdf icon PDF 259 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The Chairman introduced the report which proposed a sub-zone in the East Finchley Controlled parking Zone (CPZ) to reflect the issues that

    had emerged from a previous parking consultation in the East Finchley area.

     

    Following the consideration of the report, the Committee RESOLVED to:

     

    1.     Authorise the Strategic Director for Environment to instruct Officers to carry out an informal consultation in respect of a sub-zone in the East Finchley CPZ, in the roads outlined in Appendix A to this report.

    2.     Instruct the Strategic Director for Environment to report back the findings of the consultation referred to in 1. above to a future meeting of this Committee, for a decision to be made on the way forward.

10.

Area Committee Funding - Community Infrastructure Levy update pdf icon PDF 236 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The Chairman introduced the report which provided the Committee with an update budget allocations for the Area Committee.

     

    The Chairman noted that the Committee now had a surplus of £26,000, and with brought forward balances, would have have approximately £92,000 to spend for the rest of the year.

     

    Following the consideration of the report, the Committee usnanimously RESOLVED to:

     

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

     

11.

BC001257-01-02- Village Road, N3 Feasibility Study pdf icon PDF 271 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The Chairman introduced the report, which detailed the results of a feasibility study which investigated measures to reduce traffic problems on Village Road.

     

    The Chairman MOVED the following amendment to Recommendation 2 of the report which was duly SECONDED:

     

    2.    That the Finchley and Golders Green Area Committee approve the preferred Option 1 – 2 Road markings and provision of two vehicle activated signs and cobbled paving setts along certain sections to be progressed to detailed design, as outlined in Appendix 1. Section 2.5 of the report

    Votes were recorded as follows:

     

    For

    7

    Against

    0

    Abstentions

    0

     

    The amendment was CARRIED and became the substantive motion.

     

    The Chairman MOVED the following amendment to Recommendation 6 of the report which was duly SECONDED:

     

    6.    That the Finchley and Golders Green Area Committee agree to allocate the funding of £20,350 £25,000 for the agreed Option (CIL from this year’s CIL Area Committee budget) to design and introduce the approved Option.

     

    Votes were recorded as follows:

     

    For

    7

    Against

    0

    Abstentions

    0

     

    The amendment was CARRIED and became the substantive motion.

     

    The Chairman moved to the vote on the recommendations as amended above, and as set out in the report.

     

    The Committee unanimously RESOLVED:

     

    1.    That the Finchley and Golders Green Area Committee note the review of the improvements on Village Road, N3 as outlined in this report and the

    appendices to this report and depicted on drawings BC/001257-01-DESIGN-01& BC/001257-01-DESIGN-02.

    2.    That the Finchley and Golders Green Area Committee approve the Option 2 Road markings and provision of two vehicle activated signs and cobbled paving setts along certain sections to be progressed to detailed design, as outlined in Section 2.5 of the report

    3.    That the Finchley and Golders Green Area Committee give instruction to the Strategic Director for Environment to carry out a consultation on the preferred Option.

    4.    That subject to no objections being received to the consultation, referred to in recommendation 2, the Finchley and Golders Green Area Committee instruct the Strategic Director for Environment to introduce the approved proposal.

    5.    That the Finchley and Golders Green Area Committee agree that if any

    objections are received as a result of the consultation, referred to in recommendation 3, the Strategic Director for Environment will consider and determine whether the agreed proposal should be implemented or not, and if so, with or without modification.

    6.    That the Finchley and Golders Green Area Committee agree to allocate the funding of £25,000 for the agreed Option (CIL from this year’s CIL Area Committee budget) to design and introduce the approved Option.

     

12.

Leslie Road/ Leopold Road - Request for One-Way and 20 mph pdf icon PDF 273 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The Committee considered the report, which provided the results of a feasibility study which involves investigating measures to improve road safety on Leopold Road and Leslie Road.

     

    Following the consideration of the report, the Committee unanimously RESOLVED:

     

    1.    That the Finchley and Golders Green Committee note the review of the oneway system on Leslie Road and Leopold Road as set out in this report and shown on drawing BC/000742_03-DESIGN-01.

    2.    That the Finchley and Golders Green Area Committee give instruction to the Strategic Director for Environment to carry out a statutory consultation.

    3.    That subject to no objections being received to the statutory consultation, referred to in recommendation 2, the Finchley and Golders Green Area Committee instruct the Strategic Director for Environment to introduce the approved proposal.

    4.    That the Finchley and Golders Green Area Committee agree that if any

    objections are received as a result of the statutory consultations, referred to in recommendation 2, the Strategic Director for Environment will consider and determine whether the agreed proposal should be implemented or not, and if so, with or without modification.

    5.    That the Finchley and Golders Green Committee agree to allocate the funding of £12,650 CIL from this year’s CIL Area Committee budget to design and carry out statutory consultation and, subject to the outcome of that consultation, introduce the proposal.

     

13.

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

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The Committee considered the report, which contained proposals to introduce traffic calming measures in Dollis Road and to improve the visibility for vehicles exiting Links View onto Dollis Road.

     

    The Chairman MOVED the following amendment to Recommendation one, which was duly SECONDED:

     

    1.    That the Finchley and Golders Green Committee confirm the previously allocated £20,000 CIL agree to allocate the funding of £20,000 CIL from this year’s CIL Area Committee budget, having considered the objections as set out in Appendix 3 attached, received to the statutory consultation on the proposals outlined in this report, authorise the Strategic Director for Environment to instruct Officers to proceed with the scheme, as per the original proposal shown in the consultation drawing No. C2016_BC/001030-03-100-01, but to remove the cutting back of bushes and re-siting of the road name plate as these are the property of Links View Management Co Ltd who have agreed to undertake any necessary works themselves.

     

    The Chairman MOVED to the vote on the amendment.  Votes were recorded as follows:

     

    For

    7

    Against

    0

    Abstentions

    0

     

    The amendment was CARRIED and became the substantive motion.

     

    The Chairman MOVED to the vote on the substantive motion.  The Committee unanimously RESOLVED that:

     

    1.    That the Finchley and Golders Green Committee confirm the previously allocated £20,000 CIL from this year’s CIL Area Committee budget, having considered the objections as set out in Appendix 3 attached, received to the statutory consultation on the proposals outlined in this report, authorise the Strategic Director for Environment to instruct Officers to proceed with the scheme, as per the original proposal shown in the consultation drawing No. C2016_BC/001030-03-100-01, but to remove the cutting back of bushes and re-siting of the road name plate as these are the property of Links View Management Co Ltd who have agreed to undertake any necessary works themselves.

     

14.

Moss Hall Schools - Safety Improvement Scheme Nether Street, N3 - Review of Consultation responses pdf icon PDF 159 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The Committee considered the report, which provided the results of consultation for the Safety Improvement Scheme around Moss Hall Schools.

     

    Having considered the report, the Committee unanimously RESOLVED:

     

    1.    That the Finchley and Golders Green Area Committee note the results of the formal consultation as set out in this report.

    2.    That the Finchley and Golders Green Committee authorises the Strategic

    Director for Environment to instruct Officers to implement the scheme as per the original proposal detailed on C2016-BC000874-20-CONS-01.

    3.    That the Finchley and Golders Green Committee note that the funding for the scheme is included in the Local Implementation Plan (LIP) 2017/18 budget to introduce the approved Option.

     

15.

Road Safety measures around Menorah Primary School, NW11 pdf icon PDF 867 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The Committee considered the report, which set out the details of a feasibility study undertaken to address the traffic and safety concerns regarding Menorah Primary School.

     

    The Chairman MOVED the following amended to Recommendation Two of the report which was duly SECONDED:

     

    2.    That the Finchley and Golders Green Area Committee approves notes that the preferred Option is option 1A for the uncontrolled crossings and the 20 mph zone and authorises requests that the Strategic Director for Environment should instruct officers to consult with the school on the scheme and then if appropriate progress to public consultation and detail design, but at the same time notes that the scheme cost is in excess of the maximum budget available to the Finchley and Golders Green Area Committee but may be eligible for LIP funding. 

    The Chairman MOVED to the vote on the amendment.  Votes were recorded as follows:

     

    For

    7

    Against

    0

    Abstentions

    0

     

    The motion was  CARRIED and became the substantive motion.

     

    The Chairman then MOVED an amendment to Recommendation 3 of the report, which was duly SECONDED:

     

    1.    That the Finchley and Golders Green Area Committee agree  notes that if any objections are received as a result of the statutory consultations, referred to in recommendation 2, the Strategic Director for Environment will consider and determine whether the agreed Options should be implemented or not, and if so, with or without modification, subject to LIP funding being made available. 

     

    The Chairman MOVED to the vote on the amendment.  Votes were recorded as follows:

     

    For

    7

    Against

    0

    Abstentions

    0

     

    The motion was CARRIED and became the substantive motion.

     

    The Chairman moved to the vote on Recommendation 1 as set out in the report and the amended Recommendations 2 and 3.  The Committee unanimously RESOLVED:

     

    1.     That the Finchley and Golders Green Area Committee note the detail of the feasibility study as outlined in this report in relation to an uncontrolled crossing and introducing a 20 mph speed around Menorah Primary School.

    2.     That the Finchley and Golders Green Area Committee notes that the preferred Option is option 1A for the uncontrolled crossings and the 20 mph zone and requests that the Strategic Director for Environment should instruct officers to consult with the school on the scheme and then if appropriate progress to public consultation and detail design, but at the same time notes that the scheme cost is in excess of the maximum budget available to the Finchley and Golders Green Area Committee but may be eligible for LIP funding. 

    3.     That the Finchley and Golders Green Area Committee notes that if any objections are received as a result of the statutory consultations, referred to in recommendation 2, the Strategic Director for Environment will consider and determine whether the agreed Options should be implemented or not, and if so, with or without modification, subject to LIP funding being made available. 

     

16.

20mph scheme (including zebra crossing) St Agnes Catholic Primary School and Childs Hill Primary School pdf icon PDF 295 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The Committee considered the report, which summarised the results of consultation following the proposal to introduce a 20mph zone in the area surrounding St Agnes Catholic Primary School and Childs Hill Primary School.

     

    Councillor Dean Cohen MOVED the following motion:

     

    That all the proposed measures set out within the report except speed cushions are agreed.

     

    Votes were recorded as follows:

     

    For

    1

    Against

    6

    Abstentions

    0

     

    The motion was LOST.

     

    Councillor Peter Zinkin MOVED the following motion:

     

    To consider the feasibility of introducing a width restriction on Summerton Road and to ask Officers to report back to the Committee.

     

    Votes were recorded as follows:

     

    For

    6

    Against

    0

    Abstentions

    1

     

    The motion was CARRIED and became the substantive motion.

     

    The Chairman MOVED to the vote on Recommendation One.

     

    For

    6

    Against

    0

    Abstentions

    1

     

    The Chairman MOVED to the vote on Recommendation Two.

     

    For

    6

    Against

    0

    Abstentions

    1

     

    RESOLVED that:

    1.    That the Finchley and Golders Green Area Committee, having considered the objections received to the statutory consultation on the proposals outlined in this report, as set out in the appendix attached, authorise the Strategic Director for Environment to instruct officers to proceed with the implementation of the scheme, generally as per the original proposal shown I the consultation drawing No. GC2511-CAP-Z1-XX-DR-C-0001, but with adjustments to provide smaller vehicle activated signs displaying a 20mph symbol rather than a school warning triangle symbol.

    2.    To consider the feasibility of introducing a width restriction on Summerton Road and to ask Officers to report back to the Committee.

     

17.

Temple Fortune Area NW11 - Proposed Waiting Restrictions

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Councillor Cohen MOVED the following motion:

     

    That all Golders Green Ward proposals be deferred to enable discussion with residents of specific locations and objections as highlighted in the report and to come back to Committee at a later date to make a determination.

     

    The Chairman moved to the vote on the motion.

     

    Votes were recorded as follows:

     

    For

    7

    Against

    0

    All

    0

     

    This was CARRIED.

     

    A Member referred to proposal SCR156-13a – Erskine Hill NW11 junction with Temple Fortune Hill and requested a potential hold on implementation until outcome of CPZ request is known to enable liaison with Ward Councillors regarding timing of implementation.  This was agreed. 

     

    The Chairman moved to the vote on the Recommendations.  It was unanimously agreed that:

     

    1.    That the Finchley and Golders Green Area Committee, having considered the comments and objections received to the statutory consultation, resolves to authorise the Strategic Director for Environment to instruct Officers to implement waiting restrictions (yellow lines) in various locations as set out in Appendix B to this report, through the making of the relevant Traffic Management Orders. (subject to the exclusion set out in the next Recommendation)

    2.    That all Golders Green Ward proposals be deferred to enable discussion with residents of specific locations and objections as highlighted in the report and to come back to Committee at a later date to make a determination.

     

     

     

18.

Forward Work Programme pdf icon PDF 209 KB

    Minutes:

    The Chairman introduced the Forward Work Programme and requested that the Committee be provided with a report on Cherry Tree Wood as soon as possible.

     

    RESOLVED that the Committee note the Forward Work Programme.

19.

Any item(s) the Chairman decides are urgent

    Minutes:

    None.