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Below you can read about how we are using the results from consultations to help inform decisions.


Below you can read about how we are using the results from consultations to help inform decisions.

  • Elmcroft Avenue NW11 and neighbouring streets – informal parking consultation

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    06 Apr 2021

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    We asked

    We asked for your views on whether you would like changes to the existing CPZ hours and days of operation of the CPZ to address the pressure problems in Elmcroft Avenue by commercial and private vehicles. The consultation area included Elmcroft Avenue, Ravenscroft Avenue (between Beechcroft Avenue and Wentworth Road) and Hoop Lane (between Golders Green Crescent and Finchley Road).

    You said

    We wrote to 152 properties in the vicinity of the existing CPZ on the proposed changes to CPZ operation times and days. We received 30 responses to the consultation. The overall response from the CPZ consultation was 19.7%, with 13.7 % saying they would prefer changes to the CPZ. Most respondents said the proposed changes would affect parking for visitors (including tradesmen and health visitors) and believe there is no need to make changes, since the current parking controls are working well.

    Only a few indicated that non-resident parking occurs and that parking by commercial vans is a problem.

    We did

    It is considered, based on the consultation responses, that there is no substantial support to make changes to the operational hours and days of the existing CPZ, and therefore it is recommended that the CPZ in Elmcroft Avenue, Hoop Lane and Ravenscroft Avenue should remain unchanged.

  • Temple Fortune Area NW11 - Proposed waiting restrictions statutory consultation

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    06 Apr 2021

    You can read more about this consultation here.

    We asked

    We asked for your views on the proposals for the introductions of waiting restrictions at various locations in Temple Fortune Area were sent to you as part of Statutory Consultation.

    You said

    The response here was mixed. We wrote to a total 545 properties within the vicinity of the proposed waiting restrictions. We received 67 responses to the consultation. Those objecting said the proposals would result in loss of kerb side parking space. Those in favour said they would improve sight lines at the junction and road safety in the area.

    We did

    The representations were considered in accordance with Statutory consultation procedures. It was decided to proceed with the proposals to improve safety and accessibility, especially at the road junctions and on bends. Where possible, the lengths of the waiting restrictions were reduced to an absolute minimum to increase available kerb side space. Works to implement the restrictions are in progress.

  • Park View Road N3 and neighbouring streets - informal parking consultation

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    23 Mar 2021

    You can read more about this consultation here.

    We asked

    We asked whether you wish for your road to be included in the proposed extended Church End “CE” CPZ. Roads in the proposal included Park View Road, Park Avenue Etchingham Park Road Park Crescent and Holdenhurst Avenue. This was in response to residents’ concerns regarding the high levels of parking by non-residents, which in turn was making it difficult for residents to find available kerbside space. You said indiscriminate parking was causing motorists problems driving through road junctions.

    You said

    We wrote to 254 properties in Park View Road and neighbouring streets on the proposal to be included in the existing Church End “CE” CPZ. We received 102 responses to the consultation. Overall, 40% of those consulted responded to the consultation. 63% of respondents from Park View Road, Park Avenue, Park Crescent and Etchingham Road said they would like their road to be included in the extended Church end CPZ. Respondents from Park View Road, Park Avenue, Etchingham Park Road and Park Crescent said indiscriminate and commuter parking on their roads is a problem. Respondents from Etchingham Park Road also requested for the proposed CPZ extension to include the southern part of the road from Holdenhurst Avenue to Squires Lane. Respondents asked for provision of visitors to Victoria Park with a short time parking.

    We did

    It has been agreed to proceed with the design and statutory consultation on the extension of existing Church End ‘CE’ CPZ to include the following roads:

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


    The statutory consultation will start shortly.

  • Crewys Road NW2 and neighbouring streets – informal parking consultation

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    23 Mar 2021

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    We asked

    We asked for your views on whether you would like changes to the existing CPZ hours and days of operation of the CPZ in Crewys Road including Nant Road, Llanvanor Road, Granville Road to address the high levels of non-resident parking in Crewys Road and neighbouring streets, which in turn was making it difficult for residents to find available kerbside space.

    You said

    We wrote to 855 properties in the vicinity of the existing CPZ, on the proposed changes to CPZ operation times and days. We received 57 responses to the consultation. Overall 53.8% of respondents from Crewys Road said they would prefer longer operations hours to deter commuter parking. Most respondents all the roads said they would prefer the CPZ operational times and days to remain the same. Overall, 6.7% of those consulted responded to the consultation.

    The majority of respondents from Crewys Road said they would prefer longer operations hours to deter commuter parking. The respondents of all the roads said they would prefer the CPZ operational times and days to remain the same.

    Respondents from Granville Road asked for increased enforcement of existing controls on their road and replacing of vandalised/defaced signs. They said indiscriminate parking on the road is raising safety concerns.

    We did

    Based on the feedback received, we are proposing changing the hours of the CPZ operation in Crewys Road from 11am to 12pm to 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Changes will also include the introduction of double yellow lines at the junctions of Crewys Road to improve sight lines and road safety.

    Officers have noted concerns regarding parking signs in Granville Road and are looking for the best way to resolve the issue. We have asked Parking Enforcement to increase patrols in the area and to take enforcement action on existing double yellow lines at the junctions.


  • Draft Long Term Transport Strategy 2020 - 2041 consultation

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    05 Oct 2020

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    We asked

    We carried out a full public consultation on the draft Long Term Transport Strategy 2020-2041, which outlined the council’s approach to improving transport and proposed a number of schemes to improve travel across the borough.

    We asked for your views on the proposed vision and objectives for transport in the borough and on the proposed schemes to encourage walking, cycling, and public transport use across the borough. Furthermore, we asked for views on the schemes aimed at making freight and logistics, and car travel across the borough more sustainable, while encouraging active travel.

    We asked you how we should prioritise resources in order to enable us to meet the vision and objectives of the strategy; public transport, walking and cycling were identified as priority areas. We also asked several questions in order to better understand the travel habits of residents, including how they travel, and their use of different modes of transport

    You said

    Overall, the draft Long Term Transport Strategy 2020-2041 was supported by respondents, with 61% of respondents agreeing with the vision of the strategy to some extent, and 78% agreeing with the objectives to some extent. The feedback from the consultation was varied, due to the nature of the different schemes but overall was positive towards the proposed schemes. For example, there was support for cycling infrastructure and improving the bus network but concerns for changes to car habits and the impact on vulnerable groups. The full consultation feedback is detailed in the Consultation Report which, along with the draft strategy, was considered by the Environment Committee on 9 September 2020. You can view the whole consultation report here.

    We did

    The draft Long Term Transport Strategy 2020-2041 was updated after taking into account the responses to the consultation. Changes included additional detail on the role played by rapid electric charge points in encouraging the uptake of electric taxis and private hire vehicles. We also included detail on the importance of motorcycles and dockless e-scooters. Further information was provided regarding the borough-wide plans for regeneration and growth, for example at Brent Cross. Additional information was included on equalities issues and supporting vulnerable groups with specific behaviour change activities, as recommended in the Health Equity Assessment.

    The amended strategy was approved and adopted by the Environment Committee on 9 September 2020. You can view the final Long Term Transport Strategy 2020-2041 here.

  • Finchley Church End Proposed CPZ Changes

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    26 Jun 2020

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    We asked

    We carried out a statutory consultation on the following proposals relating to the Church End ‘CE’ Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ):

    • To introduce a CPZ operational Monday to Friday 2-3pm, as extensions to the existing Church End CPZ in St Mary’s Avenue, Templars Crescent, the northern section of Lyndhurst Gardens (between Dollis Park and the entrances to both Finchley Manor Lawn Tennis and Squash Rackets Club and Christ’s College Playing Field), Cavendish Avenue and Stanhope Avenue (between East End Road and Mountfield Road)
    • To introduce extended CPZ hours and waiting restrictions, operation Monday to Saturday from 10am to 4pm in: Dollis Park (between Regent’s Park Road and Church Crescent); Lichfield Grove (from Regent’s Park Road to Sylvan Avenue), Station Close, Station Road, and Sylvan Avenue.

    The proposals were outlined in letters being delivered to approximately 6,000 properties in the area, and notices outlining the proposals were erected in the affected streets. Similar notices were published in a local newspaper and the London Gazette.

    You said

    The feedback to the consultation, which was varied due to the nature of the different proposals, was detailed in a report that was considered by the Finchley and Golders Green Area Committee on 17 October 2019.

    We did

    Having considered the feedback to the consultation, the Finchley and Golders Green Area Committee decided that the proposed extension to the Church End ‘CE’ CPZ into Templars Crescent N3, Cavendish Avenue N3, Stanhope Avenue N3, St Mary’s Avenue N3 and Lyndhurst Gardens N3 should be introduced.

    However, in reference to the proposed amendment of the operational periods of the Church End ‘CE’ Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ), the committee decided to abandon this proposal in respect of Lichfield Grove, Station Road, Station Close and Sylvan Avenue, and to only introduce the amendments to the operational period of the Church End ‘CE’ CPZ in Dollis Park (between Regents Park Road and Church Crescent).

    Accordingly Officers sought to introduce the agreed measures, through the introduction of road markings and signage, and the making of the relevant Traffic Management Orders to come into operation on 6 April 2020, although implementation was affected by COVID-19 and the council ultimately started enforcing the new measures in June 2020.

    Details on how CPZs operate, charges and what other permits are available, on the council’s website. If you would like to apply for these or any other type of permit, you can apply online at www.barnet.gov.uk/parking or contact the council’s Parking Permit Team on 020 8359 7446.

  • Leopold Road and Leslie Road, N2 - Proposed Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ)

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    11 Mar 2020

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    We asked


    We asked for your views on the implementation of parking controls, including the introduction of a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) in Leopold Road and Leslie Road, N2 to address local concerns regarding non-residential and inconsiderate parking.

    You said

    Overall, 88% (130 respondents) were in favour of parking restrictions, 11% (13) objected and 1% (1) did not specify.

    37% of residents in Leopold Road responded, with an overwhelming 90% (45 respondents) in favour of the introduction of a CPZ. 10% (5 respondents) objected to the proposal.

    54% of residents in Leslie Road responded, and similarly 89% (66 respondents) were in favour of the introduction of a CPZ, 10% (7 respondents) against it and 1% (1 respondent) did not say.

    In High Road, only one respondent submitted a response, which was an objection to the CPZ proposal.

    We also received five responses from residents within the proposed CPZ area who did not tell us which road they lived in. 80% (4 respondents) were in favour and 20% (1 respondent) were against the proposal.

    We did

    Based on the feedback received we have made the decision to implement a CPZ in both Leopold Road and Leslie Road N2. However, to address concerns raised, we have made a minor change to the lining in between property numbers 18/20 and 22/24 Leslie Road.

    Concern was raised regarding the yellow line extension outside no. 101 and 103 Leslie Road, in particular, that delivery drivers currently park on the existing section of double yellow line for prolonged periods of time (when loading and unloading) with the engine running, from 6am-11pm resulting in noise disturbance. Respondents felt that the Double Yellow Line (DYL) extension would further encourage this activity.

    Whilst we acknowledge the issue raised, the council’s primary concern is to ensure that formalised parking bays are only provided in suitable locations and which make necessary improvements to traffic flow and visibility, which if often achieved using DYL’s which are “no waiting at any time” restrictions.

    Concerns were also expressed regarding the financial inconvenience of the CPZ. In response, it should be noted that charging is consistent across the borough, like many authorities nationwide, in line with Council Policy. Any income received from permits contributes towards the enforcement of the CPZ’s in the borough.

    Understanding that parking occurs on a regular and frequent basis (during the working day), it is considered that a 1-hour time restriction between 2pm-3pm will deter a sufficient number of non-residents and in turn increase the amount of parking opportunities for residents and their visitors. This controlled time is also consistent with the roads in the adjacent East Finchley CPZ that also operates from Monday - Friday 2pm-3pm.

    Works to introduce signs and road markings will commence shortly with the CPZ coming into operation on Friday 3 April 2020.

    You can find details on how CPZs operate, charges and what other permits are available, on the council’s website. If you would like to apply for these or any other type of permit, you can apply online at www.barnet.gov.uk/parking or contact the council’s Parking Permit Team on 020 8359 7446. For those wishing to apply online, please select the following start date: 3 April 2020 to ensure you receive a full 12-month annual permit. It is recommended that applications for permits and/or vouchers are submitted as soon as possible so that the Parking Permit Team can process the application before the CPZ comes into operation.

    You can read the full results of the consultation here.


  • West Hendon Playing Fields and Associated Community Facilities - Master Planning consultation: Draft Masterplan

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    11 Nov 2019

    You can read more about this consultation here.

    We asked:

    We asked you to share your views on the draft masterplan for West Hendon Playing Fields and Associated Community Facilities. This draft masterplan had been informed by the feedback received through the first two phases of public engagement in 2018 where we had asked you what you would most like to see on the site and then what you thought about the facilities, layout and location proposed in the initial draft masterplan. In this latest online engagement, undertaken between 3 June and 28 July 2019, we asked you specifically for your views on the following:


    • the facilities proposed within the draft masterplan
    • the layout and location of the proposed facilities within the draft masterplan
    • any comments you may have on the overall draft masterplan.

    You said:

    We received 224 responses to the online questionnaire, 35% of which were from under 25 year olds. 72% of respondents said they were either supportive or very supportive of the draft masterplan and 21% said they were either unsupportive or very unsupportive. Of the proposed indoor facilities, the most popular were the café and multi-use activity space and of the proposed outdoor facilities, improved pedestrian routes and links to the Welsh Harp, improved grass pitches, improved cycle routes and the woodland nature trail all scored highly. Less well supported facilities included the skatepark and the high ropes course.

    73% of respondents said they would be more likely to visit West Hendon Playing Fields if the masterplan was delivered and 70% said they would be more likely to be physically active if the masterplan was delivered.

    The key areas of contention on the final draft masterplan were: Cool Oak Lane car park; High Ropes course; artificial turf pitches; pedestrian and cycle routes; management, maintenance and security; and, traffic and congestion.

    We did:

    As a result of the outcomes of the public consultation further work is currently being undertaken to develop the masterplan for West Hendon Playing Fields.

    It is proposed that the final master plan will form the subject of a report to the meeting of the Council’s Environment Committee on 12 March 2020, seeking approval of the final masterplan.

  • Barnet Playing Fields and King George V Playing Fields – Master Planning consultation: Draft Masterplan

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    11 Nov 2019

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    We asked:

    We asked you to share your views on the draft masterplan for Barnet Playing Fields and King George V Playing Fields. This draft masterplan had been informed by the feedback received through the first two phases of public engagement in 2018 where we had asked you what you would most like to see on the site and then what you thought about the facilities, layout and location proposed in the initial draft masterplan. In this latest online engagement, undertaken between 3 June and 28 July 2019, we asked you specifically for your views on the following:

    • the facilities proposed within the draft masterplan
    • the layout and location of the proposed facilities within the draft masterplan
    • any comments you may have on the overall draft masterplan.

    You said:

    We received 387 responses to the online questionnaire, 32% of which were from under 25 year olds. 70% of respondents said they were either supportive or very supportive of the draft masterplan and 19% said they were either unsupportive or very unsupportive. Of the proposed indoor facilities, all four scored over 67% of respondents support with the café (including toilets) being the most popular facility and of the proposed outdoor facilities, outdoor gym and trim trail, improved pedestrian routes, adventurous play area and toddler play area all scored highly. Less well supported outdoor facilities were the skatepark and Gaelic football pitch and training areas.

    70% of respondents said they would be more likely to visit Barnet Playing Fields and King George V Playing Fields if the masterplan was delivered and 57% said they would be more likely to be physically active if the masterplan was delivered.

    The key areas of concern on the final draft master plan were: skatepark; green belt land/open space; car park and traffic; and; management, maintenance and security.

    We did:

    As a result of the outcomes of the public consultation further work is currently being undertaken to develop the masterplan for Barnet Playing Fields and King George V Playing Fields.

    It is proposed that the final masterplan will form the subject of a report to the meeting of the Council’s Environment Committee on 12 March 2020, seeking approval of the final masterplan.


  • Your views on renaming Silkstream Park and Montrose Playing Fields

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    07 Oct 2019

    You can read more about this consultation here.

    We asked:

    We are making improvements to Silkstream Park in Burnt Oak and Montrose Playing Fields in Colindale. As part of these improvements asked your views on renaming the parks. Should the names stay the same? Or should the parks have a whole new start and be renamed? The new name we proposed was Sikstream Valley Park as the Silk Stream brook runs through and links both parks.

    You said:

    There were 329 responses to the consultation. 60% of respondents were in in favour of keeping the existing names.

    We did:

    We did not change the names of the parks and they remain as Silkstream Park and Montrose Playing Fields.