Park View Road N3 and neighbouring streets CPZ – statutory consultation

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Proposed Extension of Church End Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ)

Background

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

The council’s Finchley and Golders Green Area Committee has been carrying out a review of the Church End "CE" Controlled Parking Zone. This review is in response to previous concerns raised by residents living in Park View Road regarding the high levels of parking by non-residents in the road. The residents requested that Park

Proposed Extension of Church End Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ)

Background

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

The council’s Finchley and Golders Green Area Committee has been carrying out a review of the Church End "CE" Controlled Parking Zone. This review is in response to previous concerns raised by residents living in Park View Road regarding the high levels of parking by non-residents in the road. The residents requested that Park View Road be included in the existing Church End ‘CE’ Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ).

To help address these concerns the Finchley and Golders Green Area Committee carried out an informal consultation with all residents and businesses in the surrounding area to ascertain if they would also like their roads to be included in the nearby Church End ‘CE’ CPZ. You can find the results of this consultation here.

Proposals to extend the existing Church End "CE" Controlled Parking Zone

As a result of the feedback received from the consultation the Finchley and Golders Green Area Committee meeting in October 2020 agreed a proposed extension of the existing Church End "CE" Controlled Parking Zone and is currently consulting on these plans. The proposed extension includes the following roads:

  • Park View Road
  • Park Avenue
  • Etchingham Park Road (between Holdenhurst Avenue and Squires Lane)
  • Park Crescent.

The measures are aimed at addressing the concerns raised by residents about the high levels of parking on their road by non-residents making it difficult for the residents to find available kerbside space. The proposals would also address road safety concerns due to obstructive parking that occurs at the road junctions in Park View Road and the surrounding streets.

The Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) would operate between the hours of 2pm to 3pm Monday to Friday, the same as the existing Church end CPZ. In addition to this, waiting restrictions operating from 11am to 12pm Monday to Friday have been proposed along Victoria Park to deter all-day parking by non-residents and help the visitors to the park.

What will these new measures mean for residents

The new measures would mean residents living within the proposed CPZ would be required to obtain CE resident parking permits, which would enable them to park within any of the available permit holder parking bays, during the restricted period mentioned above.

The proposed single yellow line waiting restrictions within the zone boundary would also operate between the new CPZ hours unless otherwise stated. Parking would not be allowed at any time where double yellow lines would be introduced.

Any vehicle not parked according to these new rules is liable to receive a Penalty Charge Notice, issued by uniformed Civil Enforcement Officers who would regularly patrol the area.

You can view the plans of the proposals below:

SCR380 - 0 Proposed Church End CPZ Extension - New boundary

SCR380 - 1 Church End CPZ Extension - General layout

SCR380 - 2 Church End CPZ Extension

SCR380 - 3 Church End CPZ Extension

SCR380 - 4 Church End CPZ Extension


If you live in the proposed CPZ area, we would like your feedback:

We have written to all properties situated within the proposed CPZ explaining our proposals in full and inviting them to take part in this consultation. Public notices have been published in the local papers and The London Gazette of 27 May 2021 and site notices have also been displayed in the affected streets.

If you live in the area and have not received a letter please email us or call us, using the contact details below and quoting reference number SCR380 in relation to the proposed CPZ extension:

by visiting the Barnet TraffWeb public consultation website at www.barnettraffweb.co.uk

by emailing: parking.consultations@barnet.gov.uk

by telephoning 020 8359 3555, or

by writing to:

The Parking Design Team

6th Floor

2 Bristol Avenue

Colindale

London

NW9 4EW


The closing date of this consultation is 24 June 2021.

All relevant comments and objections will then be considered before deciding whether or not these proposed changes should be introduced, with or without modification.

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

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    We asked

    In November and December 2019 we carried out an informal consultation with the residents and businesses of Park View Road and neighbouring streets on a proposal to extend the existing Church End Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ). This was in response to earlier concerns raised by residents living in Park View Road about the high levels of parking by non-residents in the road. The residents asked for Park View Road to be included in the existing Church End ‘CE’ Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ). On 8 October 2020, the Finchley and Golders Green Area Committee considered the results of the informal consultation and recommended that a statutory consultation be carried out in Park View Road, Park Avenue, Etchingham Park Road (between Holdenhurst Avenue and Squires Lane) and Park Crescent.

    Between 27 May 2021 and 24 June 2021, we carried out a statutory consultation on the proposals as agreed and recommended by the Area Committee. We asked for your views on the proposed extension of the existing Church End “CE” Controlled Parking Zone.


    You said

    We consulted 225 properties as part of the statutory consultation. We received 81 responses to the consultation which included comments, suggestions, and objections, which are summarised below.

    Some respondents stated that non-resident parking occurs in Park View Road and the surrounding area, especially those bordering Victoria Park. They include commuters, residents of neighbouring restricted roads who avoid paying for permits and other parking associated with garages, vehicle recovery/repairs and other motorists who leave their vehicles parked on the roads for long periods. They said the controls would make it easier to park closer to their homes by reducing parking competition with commuters. Some respondents requested to increase permit holders bays in place of the proposed Monday to Friday 11am-12pm waiting restrictions on the park side of Park View Road and Etchingham Park Road for their visitors or tradespeople and visitors to Victoria Park. Some respondents were on the opinion that due to many people working from home due to covid, the commuter parking is less of a problem on parking.

    Most respondents welcomed the double yellow lines at the junctions saying they are required to improve accessibility, increase visibility for vehicle drivers and cyclists and enhance safety at the road junctions and on the bends.

    Some respondents raised concerns of potential parking displacement to the neighbouring streets not included in the proposed CPZ extension.

    We did

    We have carefully considered all the comments and objections received to the statutory consultation and have decided to extend the Church End (CE) Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) on an experimental basis. This will enable us to keep the controls under review. It also gives the local community time to assess the effectiveness and impact of the measures and allow the council to consider if any further amendments will be needed to improve the parking situation. This may involve expansion of the existing CPZ to include the neighbouring streets. During the first six months, comments from the local community will be invited, considered and assessed to help decide if the experimental measures should be made permanent.

    The experimental measures will help to assess commuting patterns and it will also help to assess the need to expand the controls to the neighbouring streets.

    We have provided shared bays on the park side of Park View Road and Etchingham Park Road to help with visitors and permit holders parking and visitors to Victoria Park.

    The neighbouring roads have also been included for parking controls consideration in the ongoing boroughwide CPZ programme.

    We will hand deliver notification letters with the scheme plans to the properties within the experimental CPZ informing you of the properties that are eligible to apply for a resident permit, with information about how to apply for permits and how the scheme will work.

    You can view the plans of the experimental CPZ extension boundary and the revised parking controls layout.