Brent Cross Cricklewood Experimental Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) consultation

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Overview

In Barnet, like many other local authorities, we have a system of parking bays and parking permits that prioritises parking for local residents, businesses and their visitors and customers. These systems are called Controlled Parking Zones.

Last summer, a survey was undertaken in the Brent Cross Cricklewood area to assess the parking needs and where parking restrictions would be required to ensure the safe operation of the road network. The roads covered by the survey in the area included Brent Terrace, Clitterhouse Crescent, Clitterhouse Road and a section of Claremont Road. The survey identified the following:

Overview

In Barnet, like many other local authorities, we have a system of parking bays and parking permits that prioritises parking for local residents, businesses and their visitors and customers. These systems are called Controlled Parking Zones.

Last summer, a survey was undertaken in the Brent Cross Cricklewood area to assess the parking needs and where parking restrictions would be required to ensure the safe operation of the road network. The roads covered by the survey in the area included Brent Terrace, Clitterhouse Crescent, Clitterhouse Road and a section of Claremont Road. The survey identified the following:

  • heavy parking levels on Brent Terrace, Clitterhouse Crescent and Clitterhouse Road due to parking pressure created from the opening of Claremont Park
  • vehicles parking at junctions impacting sight lines and safety for all road users
  • apparent displaced parking from existing parking controls and/or adjacent Controlled Parking Zones
  • access issues to and from private driveways.

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What we are proposing

To address these issues and prevent non-resident parking in the area in the short-term, the Council is introducing an Experimental Controlled Parking Zone as an interim parking control measure.

This provides time to review how well the implemented measures are working and allow for us to make changes where needed following feedback.

This Experimental Controlled Parking Zone will be in operation every day of the week between the hours of 8am to 10pm from Monday 20 March.

Roads covered by the Experimental Controlled Parking Zone will be:

  • Brent Terrace
  • Clitterhouse Crescent
  • Clitterhouse Road
  • and a section of Claremont Road.

As part of the Experimental Controlled Parking Zone works, we have installed signage as well as adding and refreshing road markings. We have introduced double yellow lines at all the junctions in the named roads to keep roads clear and reduce obstruction.

For the first 12 months, residential parking permits will be issued free of charge.

If the CPZ is approved, approved permits will be charged in accordance with the current Resident parking permits charging policy.

We have provided more information on our proposed Experimental Controlled Parking Zone below:


Your views are important to us

We want to hear your views on our proposals, in particular we want to hear from residents, tenants, landlords, managing or letting agents, organisations, businesses and all other interested parties.

To find out more information including FAQs and full-size image of plans, please visit the Project Centre page.


How to have your say:

If you would like to provide feedback or comments then email us at BarnetParking@ProjectCentre.co.uk

In order for us to register your feedback, please ensure you provide your name, house number and address in the email. Clearly state in the subject line that you are responding to the ‘Brent Cross ETRO’ by 30 September 2023.

If you do not have access to the internet, please call 0207 112 8130 - an automated service has been set up requesting leave your name, number and address. We will give you a call back during business hours within 3-5 business days.

All feedback should be in writing so that it is formally accepted.


What happens after the consultation closes?

The council will use the consultation findings to inform our final decision. We will publish the results of the consultation, our decision and how we are acting on the results of the consultation via letter and on this web page during first quarter 2024.


This consultation has now closed.
  • We asked, you said, we did

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    We asked

    We asked for your views on the Brent Cross Cricklewood Experimental Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ).

    You said

    We received 53 responses to our consultation via email or telephone. Feedback included:

    • the hours of control are too long
    • unsafe parking on Claremont Road around the north side of Clitterhouse Crescent
    • there are no safe access points from Clitterhouse Crescent into Claremont Park for pedestrians with mobility issues
    • cost of permits are a concern
    • more parking enforcement is needed.

    We did

    Based on the feedback received we have reviewed the current restriction hours and have amended these to 9am to 6pm. A new 6-month consultation, with amended timing changes to the Experimental Traffic Order, was launched on 26 October 2023.

    To prevent unsafe parking, we have recently implemented yellow line restrictions on Claremont Road between Clitterhouse Crescent and Whitefield Avenue.