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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 will monitor the impact on parking through surveys that are taking place before, and after the new Brent Cross West station opens. A detailed report will be conducted and a CPZ will be introduced based on the results of the survey, and feedback from the current Experimental Controlled Parking Zone consultation (details in below section).

You will be notified in advance on when the CPZ will come into effect, how to apply for your permits and any other important information.  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.  

Claremont Park area (Experimental Controlled Parking Zone)

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 will need to apply for a parking permit. 

We have written to residents in the area to provide detailed information about the Experimental Controlled Parking Zone, and the action they need to take.  

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 we received so far, we have 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 have 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 have installed double yellow lines on Claremont Road, between Clitterhouse Crescent and Whitefield Avenue, to prevent unsafe parking.  

Next steps:

The parking team are required to launch a six-month consultation on the new changes.

Residents can continue to provide their feedback on the extended consultation through an Engage Barnet portal by following the instructions on the Engage Barnet page here. This consultation closes 25 April 2024.

Your feedback and the consultation findings will help inform the final decision on the Controlled Parking Zone. We will publish the results of the consultation, our decision and how we are acting on the results of the consultation by letter and on this web page during quarter three of 2024. 

If you have any further questions, please see our FAQs here.  

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

Parking on Brent Terrace 

From early next year, residents from the Whitefield Estate are expected to move into Plots 53 and 54 which will be the site of 47 new homes. The plots are located between Brent Terrace and Clitterhouse Crescent.

These residents will be allocated 1 space per unit on the plot but those who have more than 1 car will be eligible for permits within the Experimental Controlled Parking Zone. The number of residents with more than 1 car will be limited.

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.