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Controlled Parking Zones

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Parking in the Brent Cross Cricklewood Regeneration Area

On these pages you’ll find information about the measures Barnet Council, and its partners are putting in place to manage parking in the area.

Parking at Brent Cross Town

Our partner, Related Argent, has introduced new parking for visitors wishing to use the Exploratory Park, Claremont Park, or the new shops at Claremont Way, additional signage is in place to signpost visitors to these areas and we are encouraging visitors not to drive at all where possible.

More information about parking at Brent Cross Town can be found here.

Area wide Controlled Parking Zones (CPZ)

As part of the wider Brent Cross Cricklewood regeneration programme, Barnet Council is required to review and assess the need for implementing a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) in the area surrounding Brent Cross West and Brent Cross Town, as shown by the map here. 

Barnet Council is monitoring the impact on parking through surveys that took place before the opening of Brent Cross West station, and will continue to do so afterwards. A detailed report will be conducted and a CPZ will be introduced based on the results of the surveys, which will be shared once ready. The areas included in the CPZ are: 

Area 1:  Claremont Road and north of Clitterhouse Playing Fields 

Claremont Road, Prayle Grove, Marble Drive, Wallcote Avenue and Amber Grove 

Area 2:  Golders Green Estate (south of Clitterhouse Playing Fields) 

Quantock Gardens, Cotswold Gardens, Cleveland Gardens, Grampian Gardens, Pennine Drive, Purbeck Drive, Cheviot Gardens, Cumbrian Gardens, Chiltern Gardens, Mendip Drive, Malvern Gardens 

Controlled Parking Zones in the area will be led by Barnet Council’s highways team. Further information will come through your door and be available on our website.  

First Experimental Controlled Parking Zone consultation (20 March 2023 – 30 September 2024)

On 20 March 2023, an Experimental Controlled Parking Zone (previously referred to as an Experimental Traffic Regulation Order) was installed on Brent Terrace, Clitterhouse Crescent, Clitterhouse Road and a section of Claremont Road. The Experimental Controlled Parking Zone means that anyone wanting to park along the named roads during the hours of control would now need to apply for a parking permit.  

We asked:  

We asked for your views on the Brent Cross Cricklewood Experimental Controlled Parking Zone.  

Here are some your feedback: 

  • The hours of control are too long.
  • Unsafe parking on Claremont Road around Clitterhouse Crescent North. 
  • There are no safe access points from Clitterhouse Crescent into Claremont Park for pedestrians with mobility issues. 
  • Cost of permits are a concern.
  • More parking enforcement is needed. 

Here’s what we did:

To address the feedback received in the first part of this consultation, we reduced the control hours to (9am to 6pm) and improved access to the park entrance at Clitterhouse Crescent by restricting parking. Alternative parking spaces are allocated nearby to compensate. 

We also asked the parking team about increasing parking enforcement and to update residents on what will happen to the cost of resident permits. 

Based on feedback, and although outside of the Experimental Controlled Parking Zone, we also installed double yellow lines on Claremont Road, between Clitterhouse Crescent and Whitefield Avenue, to prevent unsafe parking.  

Second-stage consultation (26 October 2023 – 25 April 2024):

We heard what you said in the initial consultation, and listened to feedback and reduced the operational times for controlled parking to 9am to 6pm. We also implemented some double yellow lines on Claremont Road to prevent unsafe parking on the bends between Clitterhouse Crescent and Whitefield Avenue. Based on this, the consultation was extended by six months, closing on 25 April 2024 and the free period for zone BA residential parking permit was also extended by 3 months.

Please see our FAQs here.  Click here to see a map of the Experimental Controlled Parking Zone.

Outcome of the consultation and next steps:

After reviewing the feedback and observations from the Experimental Controlled Parking Zone, the Council decided to make the CPZ permanent from Thursday 20 June 2024. You can see the full consultation report here   

Barnet Council will continue to monitor the impact on parking through surveys that took place in November 2023, before the opening of Brent Cross West station, in June 2024 and a future planned one in August. A detailed report will be shared based on the survey results, coupled with resident engagement, and feedback from the current Controlled Parking Zone consultation.

Parking on Brent Terrace 

From July 2024, residents from the Whitefield Estate will move into their new homes located between Brent Terrace and Clitterhouse Crescent.

Each building has its own car park with bays allocated to residents. These residents are only allowed to park in their one registered bay, and not on the street. Since not all the residents moving into the new homes have cars, we do not expect parking in the area to be impacted. There are also designated visitor bays in the car park for the new residents, therefore they will not be eligible for visitor parking on Brent Terrace. Likewise, Brent Terrace residents will not be able to use these visitor bays.

With this change happening soon, we will monitor the impact it has on on-street parking and will review your feedback through the ongoing consultation.