High Barnet’s ever-expanding CPZ

Written by  Monday, 20 November 2017 19:41
Roads outlined in red will be included in the new Barnet Hospital CPZ. Roads in the existing High Barnet CPZ are hatched in green. Roads outlined in red will be included in the new Barnet Hospital CPZ. Roads in the existing High Barnet CPZ are hatched in green.
An extension of the High Barnet controlled parking zone to impose restrictions on roads around Barnet Hospital has produced a furious response from adjoining streets that fear they will now have to accommodate many more parked cars and vans.

Residents have until Friday 24 November to comment on the plans for the enlarged CPZ, and also to give their reaction to a series of new waiting restrictions.

Many householders in roads on the edge of the new zone are now rethinking their previous opposition to parking restrictions and say they realise they will be inundated with parked vehicles as hospital patients and visitors move further afield to find a space.

They are proposing to object to the new CPZ because of the impact it would have on their neighbourhoods.

As a result, many intend to urge Barnet Council to hold a fresh round of consultation as they believe more residents now accept that there is now no alternative but to become part of the CPZ.

A vote was held early in 2016 in a wide swathe of rounds to the west of High Barnet, around the hospital and on both sides of Wood Street, as far as Quinta Drive and Galley Lane.

A detailed scheme has now been approved for those roads where the residents reported they had trouble finding parking spaces and favoured restrictions.
The roads to be included in the extended CPZ are:

  • Argyle Road
  • Garthland Drive
  • Granville Road
  • Elmbank Avenue
  • Lexington Way
  • Lingholm Way
  • Sutton Crescent
  • Wellhouse Lane (lower end)
  • Wellside Close
  • Vyse Close

Residents in three of the roads that rejected joining the CPZ – Kings Road, Cavendish Road and Grimsdyke Crescent – are now preparing letters to be sent to the council outlining their objections and asking for a fresh round of consultations as they believe there is now a majority in their roads for accepting the much larger CPZ as originally proposed in early 2016.

One of the residents organising on behalf of householders in Kings, Cavendish and Grimsdyke, told the Barnet Society that the situation had changed dramatically over the last eighteen months.

They were finding there was an ever-expanding demand for parking spaces for hospital patients and visitors who were either not prepared to pay or could not find room in the hospital car parks.

“We now realise there will also be added pressure for more spaces from people moving into the 114 new homes on the Elmbank estate, and the proposed housing development at Whalebones, so the problem of uncontrolled street parking has to be addressed.”

In conjunction with the CPZ extension there will be waiting restrictions on lengths of Wellside Close, Galley Lane, Barnet Road, Elmbank Avenue, Well Approach and Trinder Road and similar yellow-line waiting restrictions around the junctions of numerous roads within and around the enlarged CPZ.

The CPZ and waiting restrictions will be enforced from 8am to 6.30pm, Monday to Saturday, and the charges for parking permits will range from £45 to £85 depending on engine capacity and emissions levels, with a £10 surcharge for diesel and an extra £10 for each additional vehicle.

Further information about the CPZ extension can be found at www.engage.barnet.gov.uk or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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2 comments

  • Comment Link Monday, 20 November 2017 21:25 posted by Fiona Jennings

    As a family member in Pepys crescent I find the whole thing a disgrace. We cannot park as more hospital staff/visitors are parking here and even on the grass verges turning it to mud!
    But the council just just put more Parking controls in place.
    Why the hell should residents/visitors have to pay to visit/care for family members when the issue is clearly the charge of parking at the hospital.
    (Finchley memorial is free for 3 hours.)
    There is also waste land at the top of Wellhouse that could of been car parking for the past 8+ yrs for the staff as many don’t have staff permits and so park in our streets.
    Why oh why do the council keep allowing more housing without the infrastructure and especially car parking.

    At least have controlled parking that states no parking between 10-12 and 2-3pm Mon to Fri. To give residents a chance!!
    RANT over!

  • Comment Link Monday, 20 November 2017 21:27 posted by Fiona Jennings

    Out of interest.. do we know how many parking spaces Barnet has for visitors and how many for staff?

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