Agenda and draft minutes

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

Contact: Tracy Scollin Email: tracy.scollin@barnet.gov.uk Tel 020 8359 2315 

Note: Two paper copies of the agenda only will be available at the meeting for members of the public. Attendees are requested to view the agenda online and if needed, to print any specific agenda report(s). 

Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes of last meeting pdf icon PDF 235 KB

    Minutes:

    RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 17 October 2019 be agreed as a correct record.

2.

Absence of Members (If any)

    Minutes:

    Apologies were received from Cllr Shimon Ryde, who was substituted by Cllr Peter Zinkin.

3.

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

    Minutes:

    None.

4.

Report of the Monitoring Officer (If any)

    Minutes:

    None.

5.

Public Questions and Comments

    Minutes:

    A public comment was received in relation to Item 8 – Cllr Cohen’s Member’s Item. The resident was not present.

6.

Church Lane/Martin School 20mph pdf icon PDF 468 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The Chairman proposed that the item be moved to second on the agenda due to several residents attending to hear the item. This was unanimously agreed.

     

    Cllr Mittra moved a motion to amend 2 of the Recommended Option B and also to correct the road name in the report (Creighton Avenue rather than Creighton Road) and also to request further discussions with Highways Officers outside the meeting to ensure that the 20MPH signage is clear to drivers in particular when turning right from Creighton Avenue.

     

    CARRIED – the motion was unanimously approved.

     

    Cllr Mittra moved a motion to amend item 3 of Recommended Option B to request that LIP funding from the 2019/20 programme be used if available, in addition to 2020/21 LIP funding.

     

    CARRIED – the motion was unanimously approved.

     

    RESOLVED that the substantive Recommendations below were unanimously agreed.

     

    1.    That the Finchley and Golders Green Area Committee note the review of the improvements outlined to this report and shown on drawing BC/001642-04-04_FS_01 shown at Appendix 1.

          2. That the Finchley and Golders Green Area Committee note that Option B as

               set out in the report is the Officers’ Recommended Option, which will be

               implemented subject to further consulation with Ward Councillors and   

               subject to funding being made available.

          3.  That the Finchley and Golders Green Area Committee note that if approved, 

               the recommended Option will be part funded from 2019/20 Local   

               Implementation (LIP) programme oradded to the prioritisation list for 

               funding from the Local Implementation Plan (LIP) 2020/21 programme.

          4. That Finchley and Golders Green Area Committee, subject to funding being 

              made available, gives authority to the Interim Executive Director,

              Environment to carry out a consultation on the recommended proposals.

          5. That subject to no objections being received to the consultation, referred to  

              above in recommendation 4, the Finchley and Golders Green Area Committee 

              authorises the Interim Executive Director, Environment to introduce the

              proposals.

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

              objections are received as a result of the consultation, referred to 3 above the

              Interim Executive Director, Environment in consultation with Ward Members 

              will consider and determine whether the agreed proposal should be   

              implemented or not, and if so, with or without modification.

     

     

    Cllr Mittra thanked the residents in attendance for their campaign.

     

7.

Issues and petitions referred from the Finchley and Golders Green Area Residents Forum pdf icon PDF 451 KB

    Minutes:

    The Chairman introduced the items which related to petitions referred up from the 8 January 2020 Finchley and Golders Green Residents’ Forum.

     

    1.    20MPH speed limit for East Finchley County Roads

    Lead petitioner: Kellie Sloane

     

    Cllr Mittra moved a motion to add this to the 2020/21 prioritisation list for LIP funding. It was noted that a referral to Environment Committee would not be needed for this.

     

    CARRIED – the Committee unanimously agreed to add this to the prioritisation list for LIP funding for the next financial year.

     

    2.    Sort out Barnet Bins

    Lead petition – Alan Schneiderman

     

    Mr Schneiderman spoke on his petition. He requested that the issue be referred up to Environment Committee to request an improvement in communication as areas were persistently still having bins collections missed.

     

    Cllr Cohen noted that as Chairman of the Environment Committee he would note the individual roads and feed this back to try to get this addressed.

     

    The Chairman moved a motion that the petition be noted only as it had already been investigated. This was duly seconded and voted on:

     

    For (noting only) 4

    Against (noting only) – 3

     

    RESOLVED – the petition was noted.

     

     

     

     

     

8.

Area Committee Funding - Community Infrastructure Levy update pdf icon PDF 319 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The Committee received the report.

     

    A Member suggested that a training session be held prior to the next meeting on the CIL update reports or a clear outline of previous items awaiting implementation. The Committee agreed that the report could be difficult to understand. The Head of Parking and Infrastructure reported that the Director of Environment was considering proposals in relation to CIL and Area Committees and he would feed this back.

     

    Action: Head of Parking and Infrastructure

     

    The Chairman moved to a vote on the officer’s recommendations:

     

    It was unanimously RESOLVED that:

     

    1.    The Finchley and Golders Green Area Committee note the amount available for allocation during 2019/20, as set out in paragraph 6.2.1 and in Appendix 1

    2.    That the Finchley and Golders Green Area Committee note the amount or re-allocated underspends & Overspends in Section 2.1.

     

     

     

     

9.

Members' Items pdf icon PDF 435 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    1.    Parking at the Junction of Chatham Close and Erskine Hill

     

    Cllr Marshall introduced his Member’s Item which related to a road safety problem due to displaced parking to the above roads. The Chairman moved a motion on the officer’s recommendation to include the above roads in the wider CPZ consultation currently being carried out. Consideration would be given to include double yellow lines at the junction. No funding would be required.

     

    A vote was recorded as follows:

     

    RESOLVED that the Committee unanimously agreed:

     

    To instruct highways officers to include Chatham Close and Erskine Hill in the wider consultation on the CPZ for the area and to install double yellow lines subject to this consultation.

     

     

    2.    Consider what improvements can be made at the junction of Cranbourne Gardens and Leeside Crescent where there have been a number of collisions and near misses

     

    Cllr Dean Cohen introduced his Member’s item. He reported that the road was wide and so suggested an island be added to help to prevent vehicles from travelling at high speeds.

     

    A written representation was received from a resident.

     

    The highways officer noted that £5000 would be required to carry out a feasibility study for the area to ascertain whether an island would be feasible. Subject to the feasibility study design for the area would begin.

     

    The Chairman moved a motion to instruct officers to implement a feasibility study on the installation of a traffic island at the above junction, following the April 2020 meeting, subject to funding being available at that meeting.

     

    RESOLVED that the Committee unanimously agreed to instruct officers to carry out a feasibility study on the installation of a traffic island to improve road safety at the junction of Cranbourne Gardens and Leeside Crescent, subject to CIL funding being available at the time of the next meeting.

10.

Members' Items - Area Committee Funding Applications pdf icon PDF 660 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    1.    Refurbishment of Stephens Church Hall at Christ Church, High Road, North Finchley N12 to improve capacity for community use

     

    Cllr Hutton introduced her Member’s Item. Mr Will Hawks, Stephens Parochial Church Council Member made a verbal representation.

     

    Cllr Zinkin reported that he had asked officers prior to the meeting on clarification on the Council’s policy on CIL funding as applications for buildings may set a precedent and criteria needed to be set.

     

    Cllr Hutton noted that she had been advised by officers that this was appropriate for CIL. She agreed that policy should be clear.

     

    The Chairman moved a motion to defer the item subject to further clarification on CIL criteria and the Area Committee policy, and was duly seconded.

     

    The vote was recorded as follows:

     

    RESOLVED that the Committee unanimously agreed:

     

    1.    that the Area Committee consider the request as highlighted in Section 1 of the report.

    2.    that the Area Committee decides to defer the decision for funding for further information.

     

    2.  Green Estate Residents Association – Wildflower Honeybee and    

         Fairylight Project

     

    Cllr Ryde’s Member’s item was noted.

     

    The vote was recorded as follows:

     

    RESOLVED that the Committee unanimously agreed to implement Option 2a:

     

    To allocate CIL Funding (from 2020/21 CIL Area Committee budget) of £400 for the Wildflower Honeybee and Fairylight Project.

11.

Rosemont Avenue - Consultation Results pdf icon PDF 304 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The Chairman introduced the report on the outcome of the statutory consultation undertaken on a proposal to install a ‘point no-entry’ in Rosemont Ave, N12.

     

    In consideration of the current lack of CIL funding until the 2020/21 municipal year, Cllr Houston enquired about the cost of lines only to provide better safety at Woodberry Road and Rosemont Ave. The highways officer responded that this could be implemented at a cost of £500.

     

    The Chairman moved to the vote on the recommendations subject to the additional item 2 below.

     

    Following consideration of the item the Committee unanimously RESOLVED:

     

    1.    To note the results of the statutory consultation as set out in the report.

    2.    To delegate authority to Officers to proceed with improved road markings on Rosemont Avenue at the junction with Woodberry Grove at a cost of £500, using CIL funding from the 2020/21 Area Committee budget.

    3.    Having considered the objections received during the statutory consultation on the proposals outlined in the report, to delegate authority to Officers to proceed with the implementation of the ‘Point No Entry’ in Rosemont Avenue as illustrated in Drawing No. BC/001609-05-01_SC_100-01.

    4.    To allocate the funding of £16,000 from the Finchley & Golders Green CIL budget in 2021 to design and introduce the approved Option (subject to available funding).

12.

Forward Work Programme pdf icon PDF 298 KB

    Minutes:

    The Committee received the forward work programme.

     

    Cllr Mittra proposed that residents be informed of the decision on Chatham Close and Erskine Hill and that this be removed from the forward work programme.

     

    Cllr Grover asked for the consultation on the East Finchley CPZ to be added for further review by the Committee at the next meeting.

     

    Cllr Hutton enquired about withdrawn item on the proposed cycleway – the Chairman noted that this had been withdrawn from all Area Committees and a decision would be made on which Committee would consider this.

     

    RESOLVED that the forward work programme be approved subject to the above amendments.

13.

Any item(s) the Chairman decides are urgent