Healthy School Streets consultation -Netley Primary School Permanent Proposals

Closed 16 Feb 2022

Opened 26 Jan 2022


Healthy School Streets create a safer and healthier environment by temporarily closing roads to motor traffic outside schools during drop-off and pick-up times. This enables more children to walk, cycle or scoot to school, with less air pollution, road danger, congestion, and more space for people to interact. Healthy School Streets (HSS) help to discourage car trips, particularly amongst parents and carers, by providing a safe and inviting space for more walking, cycling, and scooting.

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed how people in Camden live, travel and work. We want our streets to have more safe space for everyone to walk and cycle, for children to get to and from school safely and healthily, for businesses to be able to flourish, to reduce carbon emissions from vehicles and for you to be breathing cleaner air.

We’ve been trialling a Healthy School Street outside Netley Primary School, on the eastern section of William Road, to help make the street safer and healthier, as part of our Safe and Healthy Streets programme. These changes have been trialled to make it easier for children to walk, cycle or scoot to school while reducing air pollution, road danger and traffic congestion. The trial changes also provide more space for people to interact outside the school.

We are now consulting on making the trial Netley Primary Healthy School Street scheme permanent. The trial Healthy School Street scheme on William Road consists of a timed road closure for motor vehicles outside Netley Primary School. This is enforced using signage and an Automatic Number Plate Recognition camera at the junction with Stanhope Street and William Road. The traffic restrictions are in place between 8.20am - 9.20am and 3pm - 4pm Monday to Friday, during school term time only, and it is proposed to retain these same times for the permanent scheme. We are also consulting on making some adjustments to the existing signage. Exemptions agreed with the Council would remain in place.

The timed road closure on William Road was introduced as an 18-month trial and as promised we are now consulting on making this trial change permanent. The final decision will be made based on evidence including feedback received during the trial period, monitoring data, relevant policies and the outcomes of this full public consultation.

At the bottom of this page you can find drawings of the final scheme, an information sheet providing more information about the scheme and a fact sheet providing a summary of the data collected during the trial. Please also scroll to the end of the page to access the consultation questionnaire, where you can share your views on the proposal to make the Netley Primary Healthy School Street permanent.

Why your views matter

This consultation will help further inform, alongside monitoring data collected, feedback received during the ETO period, 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 trial scheme was implemented as a trial under an ETO for 18 months. We committed to undertaking a public consultation after around 12 months of the trial scheme, which is now being carried out, to seek the views of local residents and stakeholders as to whether or not the scheme should be made permanent after the end of the 18-month trial period.

The final decision on whether to implement the proposed permanent measures will be made based on the feedback received during the ETO period, the results of monitoring data, relevant policies and other information, and this public consultation.

The original decision report for the scheme, a consultation leaflet, a detailed information leaflet and proposed scheme drawing can be found in the Related section at the bottom of this page. These documents provide more information about the scheme including a summary of feedback gathered and data monitoring undertaken during the ETO period.

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

 As the consultation is now closed,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.  A summary of this analysis will be provided in the decision report, and will be made available on the Camden Council website in due course.

If you have any other ideas for improvements to make travel safer and healthier in this area, please go to Safe Travel Camden Map  to make some suggestions.


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