Agenda and minutes

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

Contact: Kirstin Lambert Email: kirstin.lambert@barnet.gov.uk 020 8359 2177 

Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 102 KB

    Minutes:

    RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 24 July 2017 be agreed as a correct record.

2.

Absence of Members (if any)

    Minutes:

    Councillor Tom Davey had sent his apology, with Councillor Hugh Rayner present as his substitute.

3.

Declarations of Members Disclosable Pecuniary Interests and Non-Pecuniary Interests

    Minutes:

    Councillor Adam Langleben declared a non-pecuniary interest in agenda item 12, relating to Brent Green, as he had been lobbied by a resident (a trustee of his employer) on this matter.

4.

Report of the Monitoring Officer (if any)

    Minutes:

    None.

5.

Public Comments and Questions (if any)

    Minutes:

    None.

6.

Matters referred from the Hendon Area Residents Forum (If any)

    Minutes:

    None.

7.

Petitions (if any)

    Minutes:

    None.

8.

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

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The Committee received the report.

     

    Members questioned why there were still schemes outstanding from 2015/16.

     

    Officers replied that all of the schemes from 2015/16, apart from Watford Way, were now complete.

     

    Watford Way would be completed before the end of the financial year and this would be confirmed in writing to Members.

     

    RESOLVED that

     

    1.    the amount available for allocation during 2017/18, as set out in Appendix 1 of the report be noted;

    2.    the shortfall in receipts in 2016/17 be noted.

     

    ACTION: STRATEGIC DIRECTOR ENVIRONMENT

     

     

9.

Members' Items (if any) pdf icon PDF 228 KB

    Minutes:

    The Committee received the following Members Item:

     

     

    Councillor Tom Davey (presented to the Committee by Councillor Hugh Rayner)

    Road Traffic Management around Ellesmere Avenue and the Fairway

     

    The main concern is for the safety of the children attending the two local schools, traffic chaos leads to increased risk of accidents.

     

    The roads around Ellesmere Avenue and the Fairway are becoming increasingly congested. Traffic is generated by drivers using this area as a cut through and drivers using the Scratchwood slip road, as well as local residents.

     

    There are also two schools in this area – The Fairway and Northway which add to the problem.

    For their part, they are trying to introduce an informal one way system to ease problems at pick up and drop off times.

    And there is a proposed development of around 100 residential units planned for the old school site in the Fairway.

     

    Parking is also a problem generated not only by residents but also by various vehicle repair businesses operating at the corner of Ellesmere Avenue and the Fairway.

     

    Funding is required to investigate possible solutions to help relieve these parking/traffic problems.

     

     

    RESOLVED that a feasibility study, costing up to £5,000 be agreed, with an update report to this Committee in February 2018.

     

    ACTION: STRATEGIC DIRECTOR ENVIRONMENT

     

10.

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

    Minutes:

    The Committee received the following Members Items, in relation to CIL funding:

     

     

    Title

    TRAFFIC CALMING MEASURES – DEVONSHIRE ROAD, NW7  (HOLDERS HILL ROAD ROUNDABOUT TO ABERDARE GARDENS)

    Raised by (Councillor)

    Cllr Sury Khatri

    Ward

    Mill Hill Ward

    Member Request

    As a Ward Councillor and a resident of Devonshire Road (40 years+) and on behalf of other residents who have made and continue to make representations to me, I have been trying for the last 6 – 7 years to introduce Traffic Calming measures because of the escalating dangerous speed of Traffic on Devonshire Road.  I was previously partially successful in the Committee agreeing for a stretch of road beyond Aberdare Gardens to Pursley Road junction and at Committee I did then argue for the stretch from Holders Hill Road roundabout to Aberdare Gardens. Unfortunately my plea was unsuccessful.

     

    The recent incident illustrates and necessitates this issue to be urgently reconsidered again.

     

    To illustrate the issue a massive accident that took place on Devonshire Road close to the junction with Lee Road / Oakhampton Road on Sunday 5 November about 9.00 am.  The attached photos hopefully are self explanatory.

     

    About a week or so ago before this accident, the Police carried out an unannounced speed / traffic operation on Devonshire Road.

     

    Not too long ago another massive accident occurred on Devonshire Road at the junction of the Holders Hill Roundabout and about a year ago another incident opposite my house.

    In these incidents Police were involved. 

     

    However there are other accidents which have been occurring (primarily due to the high speed) and as matters are settled between the parties, thus do not involve police actions and hence these statistics are not recorded.

     

    Funding Required (£)

     

    £25,000

     

    RESOLVED that a feasibility study, costing up to £2,000, be agreed, with a report back to a future meeting of this Committee.

    Title

    Gaskarth Road One-Way System Study

    Raised by (Councillor)

    Cllr Ammar Naqvi

    Ward

    Burnt Oak

    Member Request

    That a feasibility study be undertaken into making Gaskarth Road part of a one way system linked with Silkstream Road, terminating at the junction of Playfield Road. This would help relieve aggressive parking on Gaskarth Road, outside Barnfield Primary School, help with the flow of traffic at school opening and closing time, reduce the danger of a child being struck by a car mounting the pavement and reduce the deterioration of the pavements as well (thereby saving the Council the cost of repairing the pavements regularly).

    Funding Required (£)

    £3000 - £5000 (as per Officers’ guidance).

    RESOLVED that a feasibility study, costing up to £3,000, be agreed, with a report back to a future meeting of this Committee.

    Title

    Brookside Walk – Table Tennis

    Raised by (Councillor)

    Maureen Braun

    Ward

    Hendon

    Area Committee

    Hendon

    Member Request

    Request for funding for table tennis table plus surfacing work at Brookside Walk.  They would like 2 tables if possible.

    Funding Required (£)

    £4,186,

     

    RESOLVED that funding of £4,186, for one table tennis table, be agreed.

     

    ACTION:  ...  view the full minutes text for item 10.

11.

20mph Scheme - Parkfield Primary School NW4 pdf icon PDF 290 KB

12.

Brent Green NW4 - Road Safety Improvements pdf icon PDF 176 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The Committee received the report.

     

    Officers agreed to look at the possibility of extra parking.

     

    It was moved by Councillor Gordon and seconded by Councillor Duschinsky, that the scheme as set out in the report, be agreed, subject to the deletion of the two road humps (to be kept under review).

     

    A vote was taken on Councillor Gordon’s motion:

     

    For

    7

    Against

    0

    Abstained

    0

     

    RESOLVED that the Hendon Area Committee authorises that the Strategic Director for Environment, having considered the objections as set out in the appendix in the report, received to the statutory consultations on the proposals outlined in this report instruct officers to proceed with the implementation of the scheme, subject to the above amendment, as per the original proposal shown in the consultation drawing No. C2016_BC/001108-02-100-01.

     

    ACTION: STRATEGIC DIRECTOR ENVIRONMENT

     

13.

Broadfields Avenue Request for Pedestrian Crossing Facility pdf icon PDF 352 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The Committee received the report.

     

    The Committee unanimously agreed the following:

     

    RESOLVED

     

    1.         That the Hendon Area Committee notes the results of the investigations and analysis as set out in this report;

    2.         That the Hendon Area Committee acknowledges the best approach to be not to implement major measures, such as a zebra crossing, as it is considered to it being unfeasible and the insufficient pedestrian demand;

    3.         That the Hendon Area Committee approves the installation of warning signs on the approaches to Holland House School and instruct the Strategic Director for Environment to instruct Officers to implement the signs.

     

    ACTION: STRATEGIC DIRECTOR ENVIRONMENT

     

14.

Colindeep Lane - Pedestrian Improvements (Initial Assessment) - Road Safety Audit pdf icon PDF 294 KB

    Minutes:

    The Committee received the report.

     

    During the course of this item the Committee discussed the issue of vertical speed deterrents – namely cushions and   road humps . Members were of the mind that we should be very cautious not to allow a “slippery slope” where new cushions and road humps would gradually become a regular feature. The Council’s policy was clear on this - only in exceptional circumstances should they be allowed. The Committee was anxious to reiterate and not lose sight of this policy.

     

    The following was unanimously agreed:

     

    RESOLVED

     

    1.         That the Hendon Area Committee note the results of the Stage 1 Road Safety Audit carried out on proposals presented at the 24 July 2017 Hendon Area Committee meeting, as follows:

    Measure 1 – Improve signage

    Measure 2 – Remove excess vegetation

    Measure 3 - Reduce dual carriageway section to one lane in each direction

    Measure 4 - Traffic islands/ refuges

    Measure 5 - Changes to junction of Colindeep Lane with Colin Crescent

    Measure 6a - Vertical speed deterrents (cushions)

    Measure 7 - High friction coloured surface

    Measure 8b – Refresh and improve road markings

    And on proposals approved for implementation by said committee at the 24 July 2017 meeting, as follows:

    Measure 1 – Improve signage

    Measure 2 – Remove excess vegetation

    Measure 3 - Reduce dual carriageway section to one lane in each direction

    Measure 4 - Traffic islands/ refuges

    Measure 5 - Changes to junction of Colindeep Lane with Colin Crescent

    Measure 7 - High friction coloured surface

    Measure 8b – Refresh and improve road markings

     

    2.         That the Hendon Area Committee adopts vertical speed deterrents, by way of cushions, (Measure 6a from the 24 July 2017 Hendon Area Committee Meeting) in addition to the measures referred to in Recommendation 1;

     

    3.         That the Hendon Area Committee, gives instruction to the Strategic Director for Environment to carry out a statutory consultation on the approved measures.

     

    4.         That subject to no objections being received to the statutory consultation on proposals approved, the Hendon Area Committee instruct Strategic Director for Environment to introduce the approved measures.

     

    5.         If  any objections are received as a result of the statutory consultations, the Hendon Area Committee directs that the Strategic Director for Environment consider and determine whether the approved measures should be implemented or not, and if so, with or without modification.

     

    6.         That the Hendon Area Committee note that the scheme is funded by the Local Implementation Plan (LIP) 17/18 funding to design and carry out statutory consultation and, subject to the outcome of that consultation, introduce the approved Scheme.

     

    ACTION: STRATEGIC DIRECTOR ENVIRONMENT

     

15.

Any Other Items that the Chairman Decides are Urgent

    Minutes:

    Councillor Gordon raised concerns about the slow progress being made in his Ward on implementation of the agreed proposal, which he had initiated on behalf of residents and motorists, to allow part-pavement parking at the A41 junctions with Edgwarebury Lane North and Broadfields Avenue South. Such measures are aimed at reducing congestion and tailbacks at those junctions The Strategic Director, Environment said he would look into this urgently and report back to Councillor Gordon.