Agenda and minutes

Venue: Hendon Town Hall, The Burroughs, London NW4 4BQ

Contact: Faith Mwende 020 359 4917 Email: Faith.mwende@barnet.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes of last meeting pdf icon PDF 122 KB

    Minutes:

    The Committee noted and agreed that under Item 11 Highways Progress update on Finchley and Golders Green Area Committee Actions of the minutes of the last meeting, it should have been stated that £5,000 was allocated to undertake a review on the use of traffic islands and any other potential traffic calming/safety measures that can be used to address the issue at Buxted Road/Ashurst Road.

     

    With this correction made, the Committee RESOLVED: That the minutes of the meeting held on 16 February 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 Zinkin

    9

    Non-pecuniary

    He owns a flat on St Mary’s Avenue

    Councillor Zinkin

    20

    Non-pecuniary

    He is a trustee of Margaret House which owns a property near Granville Road

     

4.

Report of the Monitoring Officer (If any)

    Minutes:

    None.

5.

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

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Answers to public questions were provided in a published addendum to the agenda and made available to the Committee members and members of the public at the meeting. Verbal responses were provided to supplementary questions at the meeting.

     

    Public comments were received from L. Maimaris on agenda item 20 and A. Geraghty on agenda item 2.

     

    A written comment from A. Hill on agenda item 21 was also provided with the published addendum agenda papers for the meeting.

     

6.

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

    Minutes:

    There were none.

7.

Petitions (if any) pdf icon PDF 236 KB

    Minutes:

    The Chairman introduced the item, which related to the petition referred up from the 22nd March 2017 meeting of the Finchley and Golders Green Residents’ Forum.

     

    The Lead Petitioner, Gary Plein introduced his petition titled: CPZ on St Marys Avenue N3. Following comments from members and noting that the petition related to agenda item 8, a Members item in the name of Councillor Old Parking issues in North Crescent, N3, it was unanimously agreed that the Commissioning Director, Environment, would respond to the Lead Petitioner within 20 working days.

     

    The Committee RESOLVED:

    In the matter of the referred petition titled ‘CPZ on St Marys Avenue N3’ the Committee referred the matter to the Commissioning Director, Environment, to respond to the Lead Petitioner within 20 working days.

8.

Members' Items (if any) pdf icon PDF 241 KB

    Minutes:

    The Chairman, Councillor Old, introduced his item, which related to Parking issues in North Crescent, N3.

     

    Following consideration of the item, the Committee unanimously RESOLVED:

     

    1.    That the Commissioning Director, Environment, would instruct officers to review the:

    ·         the existing CPZ

    ·         the impact of extending the current hours of the CPZ operation; and

    ·         the impact of widening the CPZ to adjoining roads that have requested to be included in the CPZ zone.

     

    2.    That the review would be funded from existing S106 funding and where that was not possible the committee agreed to allocate £5000, from this year’s CIL Area Committee budget, to review of the wider area.

9.

Members' Items - Area Committee Funding Applications (if any) pdf icon PDF 246 KB

    Minutes:

    Councillor Zinkin introduced his application for Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Funding, to cover the cost of tools for use by The Diggers (Friends who dig, weed and plant in Childs Hill Park) and other volunteers and for construction of compost bins so we can recycle plant waste. The committee was informed that estimates had been obtained for the tools and the compost bays by Barnet Green Spaces, who supported the project.

     

    Following consideration of the item, the Committee unanimously RESOLVED:

     

    To approved the application raised by Councillor Zinkin for £5,600 and note the implications on the Committee’s CIL funding budget.

     

10.

Area Committee Funding- Community Infrastructure Levy pdf icon PDF 240 KB

11.

The Pavillion in Cherry Tree Wood pdf icon PDF 239 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The Chairman introduced the item and noted that there was an accompanying Exempt report and as such further discussion would be held in the private session.

     

    Councillor Moore had requested to address the Committee and made comments in relation to the item.

     

    Following consideration of the item, the Committee unanimously RESOLVED:

     

    To note the information contained in the report and appendix.

12.

Road safety on Squires Lane (Manorside and Tudor Schools) and the junction of Etchingham Park Road and squires Lane, N3 pdf icon PDF 2 MB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    W Rennie and Z Boulares addressed the Committee in relation to this item and responded to questions from Members.

     

    Members noted the concerns raised regarding dangers to pedestrians at the traffic lights on the Squires Lane/Long lane Junction and the desire to see the 20 mph speed limit zone extended along Manor View.

     

    Following discussion of the item the Committee considered each recommendation in turn:

     

    Recommendation 1: The Committee noted the detail of the feasibility study as outlined in this report

     

    Recommendation 2: The Committee noted Policy on Traffic Calming and voted on the measures as follows:

    ·         Zebra Crossing – votes for the measures were recorded as follows:

    Option 1 – 1 for

    Option 2 – 0 for

    Option 3 – 4 for

    1 abstention

     

    ·         20 mph Speed Limit

    Option A – 1

    Option B – 6

     

    ·         Squires Lane/Etchingham Park Road Junction

    Option 1 – 7 

    Option 2 – 0 

     

    ·         Other Minor Amendments

    Location 1 – All agreed 

    Location 2 – All agreed

     

    Recommendations 3, 4, 5 and 6:

    For – 6

    Against – 1

     

    The Chairman moved two additional recommendations as follows:

     

    ·         That the Finchley and Golders Green Area Committee, instructs the Commissioning Director for Environment to write to Transport for London (TfL) highlighting the dangers to pedestrians at the traffic lights on the Squires Lane/Long lane Junction and ask TfL to review and address the concerns.

     

    ·         Following the implementation of the 20 mph speed limit, and as part of the 6 month monitoring period, officers look at extending the 20 mph speed limit zone along Manor View.

     

    The motions was duly seconded and unanimously agreed by the Committee.

     

    The Committee RESOLVED:

     

    1.    To note the detail of the feasibility study as outlined in this report in relation to a Zebra Crossing, introducing a 20 mph speed limit and traffic calming measures along Squires Lane and at the Squires Lane/Etchingham Park Road junction.

     

    2.    Noting the Council’s Policy on Traffic Calming, agree the following Options to implement safety improvements along Squires Lane and at the Squires Lane/Etchingham Park Road junction as follows:

    ·         Zebra Crossing with kerb build-outs

    ·         20 mph speed limit (with speed cushions and a raised table at the junction of Queen’s Ave/Squires Lane/Dickens Avenue

    ·         That the Squires Lane/Etchingham Park Road Junction should keep the existing layout

    ·         Location 1 - Extend of hatching or Double Yellow Lines

    ·         Location 2 - School signs at Long Lane

     

    3.    To give instruction to the Commissioning Director for Environment to carry out a statutory consultation on the approved Scheme.

     

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

     

    5.    To agree 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 approved scheme should be implemented or not, and if so, with  ...  view the full minutes text for item 12.

13.

Temple Fortune Area NW11- Proposed Waiting Restrictions pdf icon PDF 250 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The Commissioning Director, Environment, introduced the item which related to proposed waiting restrictions in the Temple Fortune area.

     

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

     

    1.    To authorise the Commissioning Director for Environment and his officers to carry out a statutory consultation on proposals to introduce Waiting Restrictions (yellow lines) in various locations as set out in Appendix A to this report.

     

    2.    That subject to no objections being received to the statutory consultation, referred to in recommendation 1, the committee authorise the Commissioning Director for Environment and his officers to introduce the proposed waiting restrictions.

     

    3.    That if any objections are received as a result of the statutory consultation, referred to in recommendation 2, the Commissioning Director for Environment will, in consultation with the relevant Ward Councillors, consider and determine whether the proposed changes should be implemented or not, and if so, with or without modification.

14.

Leslie Road and Leopold Road, N2- Results of Parking Consultation pdf icon PDF 283 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The Commissioning Director, Environment, introduced the item which related to results of an informal parking consultation carried out for a Controlled Parking Zone scheme in Leslie Road and Leopold Road N2.

     

    Following consideration of the item, the Committee agreed that further consideration was required as the results were inconclusive and as such recommendation 1 was deleted in its entirety.

     

    Thus the following was therefore RESOLVED:

     

    1.    To authorise the Commissioning Director for Environment and his officers to undertake a feasibility study on the possible introduction of a 20mph limit and one-way traffic system in Leslie Road and Leopold Road N2 and to report the findings of that study to a future meeting of this Committee.

     

    2.    To authorise the Commissioning Director for Environment and his officers to draw up alternative waiting restriction proposals in discussion with East Finchley ward councillors, and to report back to a future meeting of this Committee.

     

15.

Holders Hill Road, NW7 - Parking and Traffic improvement scheme pdf icon PDF 293 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The Commissioning Director, Environment, introduced the item which detailed the investigation undertaken to address the traffic, parking and safety concerns raised on Holders Hill Road NW7.

     

    The committee noted the addendum containing the revised recommendations.

     

    Members queried if all the measures required consultation and Councillor Zinkin moved a motion to reword the recommendation 3 so that it read:

     

    That the Finchley and Golders Green Area Committee give instruction to the Commissioning Director for Environment to carry out a statutory consultation on the approved Measures 1and 3 and provide information on Measures 4 and 5 as set out in recommendation 2 above.

     

    The motion was duly seconded and unanimously agreed by the Committee. Following consideration of the item, the Committee unanimously agreed the recommendations. The following was therefore RESOLVED:

     

    1.    To note the detail of the feasibility study as outlined in this report in relation to Holders Hill Road, NW7.

     

    2.    To approve the recommended measures to progress to detailed design and public consultation, as outlined in the report below:

     

    ·         Measure 1 - Double yellow line ‘At any time’ Waiting Restrictions – Estimated costs £4,500.

    ·         Measure 3 – Removal of parking bays in the vicinity of the Cemetery – Estimated costs £1,500.

    ·         Measure 4 – Additional Vehicle Activated Signs (VAS) - Estimated costs £14,000.

    ·         Measure 5 – Additional ‘SLOW’ carriageway markings - Estimated cost £500.

     

    3.    To instruct the Commissioning Director for Environment to carry out a statutory consultation on the approved Measures 1and 3 and provide information on Measures 4 and 5 as set out in recommendation 2 above.

     

    4.    That subject to no objections being received to the statutory consultation, referred to in recommendation 3, the Finchley and Golders Green Area committee instruct Commissioning Director for Environment to introduce the approved measures.

     

    5.    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 approved measures agreed option should be implemented or not, and if so, with or without modification.

     

    6.    To allocate the funding for the approved measures of £20,500 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 approved measures in recommendation 2.

16.

The Hocrofts NW2 - 5 Tonne Restriction pdf icon PDF 254 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The Commissioning Director, Environment, introduced the item which related to the outcome of a feasibility study undertaken for the introduction of a 5 tonne weight restriction in Farm Avenue NW2.

     

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

     

    1.    To note the results of a survey undertaken detailing movements of goods vehicles in Farm Avenue.

     

    2.    To approve the recommendation for a 5 tonne weight restriction to be introduced on Farm Avenue between the junctions of Cricklewood Lane and Hocroft Avenue to deter access by HGV vehicles.

     

    3.    To instruct the Commissioning Director for Environment to carry out a statutory consultation on the 5 tonne weight restriction.

     

    4.    That subject to no objections being received to the statutory consultation referred to in recommendation 3, the committee instructs the Commissioning Director for Environment to introduce the restriction.

     

    5.    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 agreed option should be implemented or not, and if so, with or without modification.

     

    6.    To allocate the funding of £8,800 from the CIL Area Committee budget for the 5 tonne weight restriction to design and carry out statutory consultation and, subject to the outcome of that consultation, introduce the restriction.

17.

Junction of Regents Park Road / Tillingbourne Gardens, N3 pdf icon PDF 311 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The Commissioning Director, Environment, introduced the item which related to the outcome of a review of the Regent Park Road junction with Tillingbourne Gardens, N3.

     

    Following consideration of the item, the Committee unanimously agreed on option 4 as the preferred option to be progressed to detailed design and public consultation and agreed the recommendations on this basis. The following was therefore RESOLVED:

     

    1.    To note the review of the junction of Regents Park Road with Tillingbourne Gardens, N3 as outlined in this report and the Appendices to this report containing details of design proposals and safety investigation.

     

    2.    To progress to detailed design and public consultation, as outlined in Appendix 1, namely: Option 4 - ‘Yellow Box’ marking, double yellow lines and the shortening of the parking bay on Regents Park Road.

     

    3.    To instruct the Commissioning Director for Environment to carry out a statutory consultation on agreed Option 4.

     

    4.    That subject to no objections being received to the statutory consultation, referred to in recommendation 3, the Commissioning Director for Environment to introduce the approved Option 4.

     

    5.    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 approved option should be implemented or not, and if so, with or without modification.

     

    6.    To allocate the funding of £ 1,930 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 approved Option 4.

     

18.

Alexandra Grove/Ballards Lane, N12 Junction - Pedestrian Improvements pdf icon PDF 291 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The Commissioning Director, Environment, introduced the item which related to the results of the safety review of pedestrian improvements on Alexandra Grove junction with Ballards Lane and including Moss Hall Crescent. (N12)

     

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

     

    1.    To note the review of the Alexandra Grove/Ballard’s Lane pedestrian safety improvement as outlined in this report and the appendices to this report containing details of design proposals and safety investigations.

     

    2.    To implement the pedestrian safety scheme on Alexandra Grove, N12, as set out in this report and detailed in Appendix 1.

     

    3.    To instruct the Commissioning Director for Environment to carry out a statutory consultation on the approved scheme.

     

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

     

    5.    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 agreed option should be implemented or not, and if so, with or without modification.

     

    6.    To allocate the funding of £13,500 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 approved scheme.

     

19.

Summers Lane,N12 - Request for Pedestrian Improvements pdf icon PDF 275 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The Commissioning Director, Environment, introduced the item which related to the results of a feasibility study for providing a pedestrian crossing facility on Summers Lane, N12.

     

    Following consideration of the item, the Committee unanimously agreed on option 2 as the preferred option to be progressed to detailed design and public consultation and agreed the recommendations on this basis. The following was therefore RESOLVED:

     

    1.    To note the review of pedestrian improvements on Summers Lane, N12, as outlined in this report and the Appendices to this report and show on drawings C2016_BC001027-03-DESIGN-01 and C2016_BC001027-03-DESIGN-02.

     

    2.    To progress to detailed design and public consultation, Option 2 – Provision of an informal crossing, as outlined in Appendix 1.

     

    3.    To instruct the Commissioning Director for Environment to carry out a statutory consultation on Option 2.

     

    4.    That subject to no objections being received in the statutory consultation, referred to in recommendation 3, the Finchley and Golders Green Area committee instruct Commissioning Director for Environment to introduce the Option 2.

     

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

     

    6.    To allocate the funding of £ 24,200 from this year’s CIL Area Committee budget to progress to detailed design and carry out statutory consultation and, subject to the outcome of that consultation, introduce Option 2.

20.

Granville Road - N12 - Safety Review pdf icon PDF 290 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Councillor Schneiderman had requested to address the Committee and made comments in relation to the item.

     

    L. Maimaris address the Committee in relation to this item and responded to questions from Members.

     

    Following consideration of the item, the Committee unanimously RESOLVED:

     

    1.    To note the safety review Granville Road, N12 as outlined in this report and the appendices to this report containing details of design proposals and safety investigation.

     

    2.    To implement safety improvements on Granville Road, N12 as set out in this report as the approved scheme.

     

    3.    To give instruction to the Commissioning Director for Environment to carry out a statutory consultation on the approved Option.

     

    4.    That subject to no objections being received to the statutory consultation, referred to in recommendation 3, the Committee instructs the Commissioning Director for Environment to introduce the approved Option.

     

    5.    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 approved option should be implemented or not, and if so, with or without modification.

     

    6.    To allocate the funding of £6,500 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 approved Option.

     

21.

Westbury Road- Traffic Islands pdf icon PDF 274 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Councillor Tierney had requested to address the Committee on this item and made comments in relation to the item.

     

    Following consideration of the item, the Committee unanimously RESOLVED:

     

    1.    To note the review of safety improvements on Westbury Road, as outlined in this report and the Appendices to this report and shown on drawings C2016_BC/001030-09- DESIGN_01 and C2016_BC/001030-09-DESIGN_02.

     

    2.    To progress Option 1 to detailed design and public consultation.

     

    3.    To instruct the Commissioning Director for Environment to carry out a statutory consultation on the islands.

     

    4.    That subject to no objections being received to the statutory consultation, referred to in recommendation 3, the Committee instruct officers to introduce the islands.

     

    5.    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 approved island should be implemented or not, and if so, with or without modification.

     

    6.    To allocate the funding of £25,000, for the approved islands, 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 agreed option.

     

22.

Forward Work Programme pdf icon PDF 227 KB

    Minutes:

    The Chairman introduced the item, which laid out the Forward Work Programme for the Committee. The committee noted that there would be a new Forward Work Programme for the 2017/2018 municipal year at the next meeting.

     

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

23.

Any item(s) the Chairman decides are urgent

    Minutes:

    Councillor Zinkin was joined by the other committee members in a vote of thanks to the Chairman.