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Low Traffic Neighbourhoods in Enfield and Haringey (Bounds Green)
- Background and map
- Enfield proposal for the Bowes Primary Area
- Haringey response
- Next steps
- Further details:
- About the Low Traffic Neighbourhood (LTN)
- About Experimental Traffic Orders
- Reasons Haringey is Proposing a Low Traffic Neighbourhood
- Consultation plans
- Ward councillors and residents’ groups who will be approached to “help shape the proposals”
- Why are no details shown on the plan?
- Haringey implementation timescales
- Time-lag between Phase 1 and Phase 2 of Haringey’s LTN Plan
- No left turn restriction at Bounds Green Station into Brownlow Road
- Plans for Durnsford Road
- Bus Gate on Brownlow Road
- How can I respond to the Enfield proposal?
- Can Haringey stop the Enfield LTN proposals?
- Keeping residents updated
- Share your views
In June 2020, as part of the Streetspace Plan, the Department for Transport and Transport for London invited London boroughs to submit proposals which aim to provide residents with a safe alternative to traveling in the capital, at a time when the public transport system could not operate at full capacity due to social distancing requirements.
View the map of the area below:
Enfield Council submitted proposals to introduce a Low Traffic Neighbourhood (LTN) on its residential roads in its Bowes Park Ward. Transport for Transport has agreed to the implementation and funding of their proposals and Enfield Council has commenced works. The condition of the funding is that measures must be in place within 8 weeks of receiving the funds.
As a council, we fully support any plans which aim to improve the health and wellbeing of residents through active travel (such as cycling and walking), good air quality and safer roads. We fully understand why Enfield has chosen to undertake this piece of work; however, we are clear that their ambitions cannot be achieved at the detriment of our residents and road network.
Haringey has applied to Transport for London to implement our own LTN adjacent to the Enfield scheme. A map of the Haringey Bounds Green LTN area is below.
Our plans will protect the area from the existing, and future, levels of motor traffic through the introduction of an LTN. The LTN will focus on measures to reduce the amount of non-local motor traffic that travels through the area by introducing temporary modal filters. This LTN will complement, and limit the potential impacts of, Enfield’s scheme on Haringey roads and neighbourhoods.
The Bounds Green LTN will provide many benefits but primarily dramatically reduce the amount of through motor traffic in the area. This will enable people who live in the area to walk and cycle safely in the area and allow children to travel more safely to school. The impact of the LTN scheme on active travel in the area would be significant.
The proposals would enable local people to walk and cycle more and provide more space for social distancing whilst moving around the area. This is both to address some of the long-standing concerns in the area and to protect our roads from displacement of traffic potentially arising from Enfield’s project.
Subject to funding from TfL, we must work within the legislation governing experimental traffic orders. This means we will have limited time for pre-implementation consultation, but we will engage with residents and ward members on the measures that will make up the Haringey LTN before implementation.
The scheme if funded will be implemented by an experimental traffic order, an experimental traffic order is a piece of legislation that allows us to trial road changes which we can change during the trial. This means throughout the trial, we will continue to consult and monitor how the measures are working, getting regular feedback from you and change anything that is not working.
- We will know if we are successful in obtaining funding in Autumn 2020
- We will develop proposals and engage with residents and community groups
- We will consult with the Emergency Services on the proposals
- Schemes will be implemented under experimental traffic orders
- Official public consultations will commence for a period of 12 months
- Before the end of 18 months the results will be assessed, and the proposals will be made permanent or removed
A Low Traffic Neighbourhood is a scheme where measures are put in place to limit through traffic accessing your roads. Usually they involve either temporary or permanent “modal filters” such as bollards or planters being installed at key entry points to streets. Residents will still be able to access their homes and this will not remove parking.
An experimental traffic order is a piece of legislation that allows us to trial road changes which we can change during the trial. This means throughout the trial, we will continue to consult and monitor how the measures are working, getting regular feedback from you and change anything that is not working. This is better than putting in something permanent and realising it caused other problems we did not foresee.
We can then decide on whether to make the measures permanent or amend or remove them completely. These measures could be easily modified or removed or converted to permanent at the end of the trial if that was the outcome of the consultation.
Enfield Council is implementing a Low Traffic Neighbourhood (LTN) on its residential roads, we need to ensure that the impacts on Haringey residents are minimised. Our engineers have analysed the Enfield project and believe that there are risks our roads may suffer from some displaced traffic, as a result it is essential that we implement a complementary scheme.
In making our proposals we must work within the legislation governing experimental traffic orders and the funding that is available. This means we will have limited time for pre-implementation consultation, but we will allow residents to engage with the council on the measures that will make up the Haringey LTN before implementation.
The Wards affected by the proposals are Bounds Green Ward and small section in the northeast corner in the Alexandra Ward. Ward councillors from both wards will be consulted, and all residents affected by the proposal will have an opportunity to engage with the council.
The map only currently covers the areas that we believe will require mitigation due to the Enfield LTN. We will engage with residents when further details of the proposal are developed, the engagement will include means of access and the type of measures.
Subject to funding these measures will be developed in the next few months. Some of the measures and the points of access will be influenced by the Enfield LTN proposals. We need to ensure that we learn from the Enfield scheme which will be monitored to ensure that measures are located in the correct position to reduce rat-running traffic on your roads.
The result of the funding from Transport for London has been delayed. We were originally expecting an announcement in August but this is now expected by the end of September. Subject to the funding announcement, we will engage with residents and aim to have the scheme implemented before the end of March 2021.
We aim to implement both Phases at the same time subject to funding. We are in discussions with TfL to secure funding for both LTNs and believe delivering both phases at the same time will provide a number of benefits to residents.
The left turn from Bounds Green Road into Brownlow Road is outside the scope of these works.
Dunsford Road will not be affected by these plans. The plans will affect how you access Woodfield Way, Wroxham Gardens, Blake Road and the roads to the North of Blake Road. In the future these roads may only be able to be accessed via Dunsford Road or Bounds Green Road.
The closure of Brownlow Road forms part of the Enfield LTN Phase 2 proposal which is not currently funded, all your correspondence on this should be sent to Enfield via the below web link.
Enfield has a dedicated web page for their LTN proposal where you can make your representations (external link).
No, the Enfield LTN is been implemented by way of an Experimental Traffic Order which means the consultation starts after the trials have started. As the making of the order is a standard process which boroughs do regularly, any legal challenge in the courts is likely to be unsuccessful.
We will engage with residents via this web page when further details of the proposal are developed. The engagement will include means of access and the types of measures. Subject to funding these measures will be developed in the next few months.
To share your views on the Enfield LTN and any observed impacts, please contact the council on email@example.com
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