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Burnt Oak to get CPZ following concerns raised by residents

Barnet Council is inviting residents to comment on a controlled parking zone (CPZ) in Burnt Oak.

The experimental CPZ, which came into operation in April, is part of the council’s response to “concerns raised by residents about parking in the Burnt Oak area” and a bid to “improve road safety”.  Residents have until 9th November to respond to the consultation.

The CPZ was set up following feedback from an initial informal engagement with residents of properties in the area in May/June 2023.

Of the approximately 900 properties where residents were contacted, 99 responses were received, equating to an 11% response rate.

Results showed 87% of respondents said “they or their family or visitors always or often experience parking problems near their property”.

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Blundell Road. Image: Google Street View

Causes included “commuter parking, multiple car households, or trade vans/trucks”.

Overall 68% of the respondents indicated they were in favour of a CPZ being implemented, with 64% preferring an all-day hours of operation.

The response for the days of operation was fairly evenly divided with 32% preferring Monday to Friday while 33% preferred seven days a week.

The experimental Burnt Oak Central CPZ will operate from Monday to Friday between 8am and 6.30pm.

The council says pay by phone and shared use bays will be implemented in suitable locations to serve the community and support local businesses

The CPZ encompasses 13 roads including Blundell Road.

The scheme will run for “up to 18 months” with the consultation taking place over the first six months.

When the scheme is complete officers will decide whether to implement it permanently.

To find out more about the Burnt Oak Central CPZ : Visit Burnt Oak Central – Experimental Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) consultation | Engage Barnet

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