Clarence Way and Hartland Road Safe and Healthy Streets

Closed 28 Jul 2021

Opened 24 Jun 2021

Overview

Proposal to make the changes on Clarence Way and Hartland Road permanent and proposed parking amendments on Harmood Street.

About the Clarence Way and Hartland Road Safe and Healthy Streets scheme

To help respond to the transport challenges on our streets caused by the pandemic, and in line with our Camden Transport Strategy and Climate Action Plan, we have been making changes across Camden as part of our Safe and Healthy Streets Programme. This included making trial changes on Clarence Way and Hartland Road. This scheme prevented traffic using these residential streets as a cut-through between main roads by installing motor vehicle restrictions on Clarence Way (at the junction with Harmood Street) and at two locations on Hartland Road (north of the junction with Clarence Way outside Holy Trinity & St Silas School, and separately near the junction of Hawley Road). 

This consultation now asks local residents and stakeholders to give their views on whether the trial scheme should be made permanent after the end of the 18-month trial period.

We also want to capture your views on:

  • Additional greening and trees on Hartland Road
  • Proposed parking changes on Harmood Street to improve accessibility for residents parking.

About the Clarence Way and Hartland Road Safe and Healthy Streets scheme

We know from listening to local people, from the Camden Town Low Emission Neighbourhood project, and with local stakeholders, such as Holy Trinity & St. Silas School, that there was a concern that these streets are being used by motor vehicles as a short cut between Chalk Farm Road, Prince of Wales Road and Kentish Town Road. In order to respond to these issues, in May 2020, we implemented the Clarence Way and Hartland Road Safe and Healthy Streets scheme as trial, under an Experimental Traffic Order (ETO).

The details on the trial scheme can be viewed in the decision report which can be found here

During the trial period of the scheme we have been collecting monitoring data which can be viewed in detail in the monitoring data sheet in the “Related Information” links at the end of this page. Headlines include:

  • Motor traffic reductions at all count sites – in particular on Clarence Way - with the exception of Harmood Street (where a further motor traffic restriction has since been introduced in January 2021)
  • Improved air quality at all monitoring sites in the scheme area

What we are now consulting on

Based on the monitoring data and the feedback received from residents and stakeholders during the trial period, we are now consulting on making the trial schemes permanent as follows:

  • Making permanent the current trial through-traffic restriction for motor vehicles  at the junction of Harmood Street and Clarence Way. No changes to the scheme are proposed in this location from the trial measures.
  • Making permanent the current trial through-traffic restriction for motor vehicles on Hartland Road north of the junction with Clarence Way (at Holy Trinity & St. Silas School/Church). No changes to the scheme are proposed in this location from the trial measures.
  • Making permanent the current trial through-traffic restriction for motor vehicles  on Hartland Road, near the junction of Hawley Road. . At this location we are proposing to also now remove 12 meters of resident parking spaces (outside no 26 and no 41 Hartland Road), and implement a new footway buildout and greenery at this location

Access to all properties on both sides of the motor vehicle restrictions would be maintained so residents would still be able to reach their homes by car and receive home deliveries, but through-traffic would remain prevented. Pedestrians and cyclists could continue to travel through at all times. Emergency services and bin collection teams will remain able to lower the bollard for access in each location.

We are also looking to capture your views on the following proposed parking changes on Harmood Street, following feedback from local stakeholders about the need for improved access to resident parking bays in the area:

  • Convert 17.1 meters of Pay by phone parking spaces outside 35-39 Harmood Street to Shared Use Resident/Pay by phone spaces.

As outlined in the 'scheme information', available below, a further consultation will take place on the Harmood parking changes if they are approved to be implemented. This will be as part of the Harmood Safe and Healthy Streets consultaiton in early 2022.

Full details can be found in the “Scheme Information” and “Proposed Scheme Plan” links in the Related Information section below.

Why your views matter

This consultation will help further inform, alongside monitoring data collected and relevant policies, the Council’s decision as to whether, at the end of the trial period, the experimental scheme should be made permanent, modified (and, if so, whether with or without changes) or allowed to lapse.

The suggested changes on Hartland Road and Clarance Way which are being proposed to be made permanent were implemented as a trial under an Experimental Traffic Order (ETO) for 18 months. After around 12 months of the trail scheme, this consultation asks local residents and stakeholders to give their views on whether the scheme should be made permanent after the end of the 18-month trial period. 

The decision will be made based on the feedback received during the ETO period, the results of monitoring data and the full public consultation.

To view the plans and find out more about what each proposal would achieve, click on the links in the Related Section at the bottom of this page.

This is your opportunity to comment.

The Council will be pleased to hear your views on the proposals as well as any alternative suggestions or objections you may have to any aspect of what we are proposing.

 

What happens next

Your views, and those of everyone who contributes to this consultation, will be analysed and considered, alongside relevant data available on the scheme and in light of how the scheme aligns with our current policy objectives, in order to put forward recommendations on whether to proceed with the proposals. 

After the consultation a decision report, considering the consultation responses, relevant policies and other data/information will be produced and published online.

If the motor vehicle changes on Hartland Road and Clarence Way are approved to be made permanent the provision of the Experimental Traffic Order would be made permanent. Details will be made available at the link in the ‘How can you give your views’ section below.

If the proposed parking changes on Hartland Road are approved a Statutory Traffic Management Order consultation will then be carried out and details will be available at the link in the ‘How can you give your views’ section below.

If the proposed parking changes on Harmood Street are approved they would be implemented as an Experimental Traffic Order and a further consultation on whether to make the Harmood parking changes would be undertaken as part of the Harmood Street Safe and Healthy Streets consultation which is scheduled for early 2022. Details will be made available at the following link: https://safetravelcamden.commonplace.is/proposals/harmood-street-safe-and-healthy-streets 

 

Areas

  • Camden Town with Primrose Hill
  • Haverstock

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Transport and streets