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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.

  • Draft Long Term Transport Strategy 2020-2041 consultation

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    05 Oct 2020

    For more information on this consultation, please click here.

    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

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    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.

  • Barnet Care Leavers Local Offer Consultation

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    30 Jul 2019

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    We asked

    We asked for your views on our Barnet Care Leavers Local Offer – a document that details all the services available for our Care Leavers (aged 16 - 25 years old).

    You said

    Some of the things you told us were that: accommodation, fitness and health and employment is one of the main concerns for Care Leavers and Young People; Care Leavers and Young People didn’t feel they knew how to get involved about the development of our services; Financial support was one of the areas Care Leavers and Young People felt they didn’t know enough about support or services available to them; Life skills and general support is area where the majority of Care Leavers and Young People would like more information included on the Care Leavers offer; Life skills and general support is area where the majority of Care Leavers and Young People would like more information included on the Care Leavers offer.

    We did

    We have amended the document to take into account the feedback you have given. You can find the revised Local Offer here.


  • New nominations of buildings or structures for inclusion on Barnet’s Local List

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    29 Jul 2019

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    We asked

    We asked you to nominate buildings, structures or monuments that you feel are of local heritage significance and which make a positive contribution to the local built environment.


    You said

    All nominations submitted by you were assessed by a selection panel, which included Barnet’s Conservation Officers and Councillors, Historic England, Urban Vision CIC and a member of a local amenity society, against the newly adopted selection criteria.

    We did

    A draft document of the Local List, containing all successful nominations, has been created. We are now inviting owners of successful nominations and interested parties to submit any comments they wish to make in regard to the draft local list. This draft Local List can be found here.
  • Victoria Park, Finchley - Play Consultation

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    24 Jun 2019

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    We asked

    We asked you to comment on the proposals for the play equipment at the play area near the café and the play area near Long Lane.

    You said

    We received 64 responses to the survey for the play area near the café, and 54 responses for the play area near Long Lane. We also spoke to people at the two pop up events. The comments received for the play area near the cafe included; could the existing roundabout be reused? Could there be a 2nd trampoline?, more cradle seats are needed and more seating for adults. For the play area near Long Lane comments included; where has the basketball gone, more climbing/motor skills enhancing is needed and more challenge needed for older children.

    We did

    We reviewed our maintenance records for the roundabout in the play area near the café, to see if this could be reused, but due to wear and tear it will not be possible to reuse this piece of equipment. The seating for adults in the play areas will be installed once the new playgrounds are in place. A new multi use games area will be built later this year on one of the existing tennis courts, this will be marked and have hoops for basketball and football.

    The outcomes of the consultations were passed to the play provider, who produced revised proposals. The revised proposals do not include a 2nd trampoline as there is insufficient space in the playground. The council has reviewed the revised proposals and these have been agreed. The order has been placed for the new playgrounds and it is planned that work will commence after the school summer holidays, firstly on the playground near the café.

  • TfL Healthy Streets Funding

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    29 May 2019

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    We asked

    We wrote to you in July 2017 to let you know about an opportunity you have to benefit from Transport for London (TfL) funding to improve Forest Walk. With TfL’s “Healthy Streets” funding, we are investing in local improvements so that you can enjoy a cleaner and healthier environment. We know that residents are keen to improve safety and accessibility along Forest Walk, particularly for school children and people walking and cycling, and any proposals will seek to deliver this.

    We asked you to tell us how you feel about where you live, especially regarding your travel choices along Forest Walk.

    You said

    We received over 60 responses to the questionnaire carried out between June and July 2017, which was complemented by door-to-door knocking and meetings with local councillors, Hollickwood School, Muswell Hill Gold Club and Barnet Cyclists.

    We found that:

    • The majority of respondents use Forest Walk every day (55%) or weekly (31%).
    • The majority of people think that improvements to Forest Walk will make access to local schools easier (53% a lot; 31% somewhat).
    • The majority of respondents would like to see a new smooth path, making it easier for people to walk and cycle (63% a lot; 22% somewhat).
    • The majority of people would like to see new gates with 1.5m gaps, making it easier for people to walk and cycle (60% a lot; 16% somewhat).
    • The majority of respondents would like to see lighting installed to increase safety, without disturbing residents and wildlife (60% a lot; 13% somewhat)

    The majority of people support measures to improve Forest Walk, provided final designs are sensitive to the rural character of the path.

    We did

    As a result of the feedback received, we are now developing proposals for Forest Walk which build on the comments you made in the survey. Throughout this process we are working closely with local stakeholders including the emergency services, schools and local councillors to assess the various options and develop proposals which meet the needs of the community.

    The final proposal will aim to connect residents to the London-wide cycle network of Quietways. These are quiet routes which follow back streets, parks and waterways that will safely connect you to shops, stations, workplaces and other destinations, and any improvements made will also improve conditions for walking.

    You will be invited to comment on proposals for Forest Walk in autumn this year as part of the public consultation for the entire Hornsey to North Finchley Quietway route.