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Find out more about the results of consultation and engagement activities and how we have used your views to help influence our decision-making process.

Find out more about the results of consultation and engagement activities and how we have used your views to help influence our decision-making process.

  • West Finchley Neighbourhood Development Plan Regulation 16 Consultation

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    You can read more information about this consultation here.

    We asked

    We asked for your views on the submission (Regulation 16) West Finchley Neighbourhood Plan submitted by the West Finchley Neighbourhood Forum.

    We did

    The consultation responses were sent to the appointed independent Examiner, Jill Kingaby, to consider as part of the examination of the West Finchley Neighbourhood Plan.

  • West Finchley Neighbourhood Area Renewal and Forum Re-designation Applications consultation

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    You can read more information about this consultation here.

    We asked

    We asked for your views on the West Finchley Neighbourhood Forum re-designation application. The designation of the West Finchley Neighbourhood Area and Forum was approved 26 November 2015 and was therefore due to expire after five years.

    You said

    The application generated a largely positive response (54 supporters, one objection and two neutral). Supporters called for the Forum to be re-designated in order to continue the Plan’s progress.

    We did

    Designation of the West Finchley Neighbourhood Area and Forum was approved at the Strategic Planning Committee meeting on 13 October 2020.

  • Consultation on proposal to charge for household garden waste collections

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    You can find out more about the consultation here

    We asked

    We asked residents to give us their views on the introduction of a charge for the garden waste collection service. We asked for views on:

    • respondents’ level of use of the current service
    • the principle of introducing charges to those that wish to continue to use this service
    • the level of any charge to be introduced
    • whether or not respondents would use the service if a charge was introduced, and what alternative arrangement they might make if not
    • whether respondents would be able to sign up to a chargeable service online.


    You said

    A total of 6,517 responses were received. Just over three quarters of respondents disagreed that introducing a charge for only those who use the service was fair. Four fifths of respondents opposed the introduction of an annual subscription. Of those that responded, almost a third of respondents (28.5%) said they would prefer to see an increase in Council Tax rather than a charge introduced.

    37.4% of respondents who said they currently use the service would continue to use it if a charge was introduced, and this is a relatively positive level of response compared with the take up rates seen in other London boroughs.

    The majority of respondents who said they would consider using a chargeable service would be able to sign up online.

    We did

    The Environment Committee agreed the introduction of charges at its meeting on 20 January 2020. The council launched the chargeable service from 9 May 2020, allowing residents to sign up online and by phone from mid-February, with a charge of £70 for the first bin, and £50 for each additional bin to be collected.

    The first year of the garden waste service saw 40,028 stickers paid for. 38,477 households signed up during the first year of the service giving a take up rate of 56%.

    The income generated through the introduction of charges has supported other council services, including an investment of £600,000 into the street cleansing service, which the council recognises is a high priority for residents.

    You can read more about the Environment Committee meeting and the full consultation results here.

  • Queenswell Junior School, N20 - 2022/23 admission arrangements consultation

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    You can read more information about this consultation here.

    We asked

    We asked for your views on the proposed reduction to the Published Admission Number (PAN) for Queenswell Junior School, from 90 places to 60 places, on the grounds that the demand for school places in the area has fallen and is unlikely to increase in the foreseeable future.

    You said

    We received two responses, both from Barnet residents. One respondent was strongly in favour of the proposed reduction; the other did not respond to the question. There were no objections to the proposal.

    We did

    The PAN for Queenswell Junior School has formerly been reduced from 90 to 60 places, with effect from 1 September 2022.

  • Elmcroft Avenue NW11 and neighbouring streets – informal parking consultation

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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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    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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    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


    We carried out a statutory consultation from 27 May to 24 June 2021. You can read more about this here.

  • Crewys Road NW2 and neighbouring streets – informal parking consultation

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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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    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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    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.

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