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Connecting Communities

Making Dart Street a better place for local people

And all the residents of the Dart Street Area who took part in this community planning project

Dart Street Home Zone

Community Planning Project Report

Peter Brett Associates

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Community Planning Project Report

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Introduction ................................................................................................. 1 Project Background...................................................................................... 3 Community Planning Strategy....................................................................... 6 Community Profile and Baseline Context......................................................11 Previous Consultation Work ........................................................................27 Local Childrens Re-designing Dart Street Art Competition ..........................36 Community Questionnaire Survey ................................................................43 Community Planning Day ............................................................................61 Final Exhibition Day ....................................................................................69 Community Newsletters...............................................................................74 Liaison with Key Professional Stakeholders..................................................77 Residents Design Advisory Group................................................................80 Final Concept Design ..................................................................................81 Indicative Budget for the Dart Street Home Zone ..........................................88 Next Steps and Way Forward ......................................................................90 Conclusions................................................................................................94

Appendix A Appendix B Appendix C Appendix D Appendix E Appendix F Appendix G

Street Context Plan ..........................................................................95 Childrens Detailed Answers in the Local Childrens Art Competition ...99 Questionnaires in English, Bengali and Arabic .................................112 Detailed Community Questionnaire Survey Findings ........................119 Adults Detailed Comments in the Community Questionnaire Survey .130 Dart Street Community Planning Project Briefing Note .....................154 Final Concept Design .....................................................................160

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Acknowledgments
Our heartfelt thanks go to all those who took part in this community planning project. Without the active participation of local residents, children and adults, who submitted Art Competition entries, filled in the questionnaires, talked to the designers, took time to look over the planning material and generally supported the process this report and the ideas contained within it would not have been possible. Special thanks go to: Noreen ONeil and Fiona Flaherty, for carrying out the previous community survey and providing advice and guidance for this community planning and consultation project. Angela Piddock for supporting the local childrens art competition and helping to inform parents and pupils about the community planning events and activities. Councillor Paul Dimoldenberg for supporting the aims of the project and providing advice on how to take make the project effective as possible. Ruma Begum, Angela Jules and Najat Bolayon, the three community researchers who went door to door and got such a good response for the community questionnaire survey.

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1.1.1 1.1.2

Introduction
Children and young people play out in the street more often than anywhere else. London Play is funding pilot work to explore how London streets can be improved to make them better places for local people and, especially, children.

1.1.3

The purpose of the Home Zones for London (HZfL) pilot programme is to encourage and empower local communities to work in partnership with local authorities in the designing of streets and the development of Home Zones. It also aims to support the development of successful bids for public investment in the pilot areas. The HZfL programme is doing this by building partnerships with residents, community groups, local authorities and other development agencies in each of the five target London boroughs.

1.1.4

A Home Zone is a set of principles by which new residential streets can be designed and existing ones re-designed to make them shared public spaces for everyone whether they are pedestrians, cyclists or public and private motor vehicle drivers.

1.1.5

The project is funded by the London Councils (formerly the Association of London Government) and is working with, and on behalf of, residents to transform their streets into safe places for them and their children to live, work and play.

1.1.6

Queens Park Forum have invited London Play to help them engage residents in one of the most deprived wards in both Westminster and London to find out what local residents of the Dart Street Area see as the current problems and challenges and what they see as the best way to improve Dart Street for everyone.

1.1.7

This report details the planning, implementation and findings of this community planning project between December 2006 and March 2007. It also outlines the next steps for turning the ideas and vision of the local community into a reality.

1.1.8

Dart Street is located in Queens Park ward in Westminster, North London. Fig. 1.1 shows Dart Street in relation to Queens Park and Westminster as a whole.

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Figure 1.1: Dart Street and Queens Park in relation Westminster [Source: Ordnance Survey and Westminster PCT]

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2.1 2.1.1

Project Background
Introduction Queens Park Forum represents the residents of Queens Park and gives voice to their concerns and priorities. It was formed in 2003 to improve the quality of life of the residents of Queens Park. There are currently two full-time members of staff and an Management Board made up of residents and representatives from local community groups and statutory agencies. The Forum has carried out a wide range of consultations and surveys on crime and safety; employment and training, health and quality of life; the local environment and local services.

2.1.2

London Play supports and co-ordinates out of school play services across the capital, and campaigns for all London childrens right to play. It is a registered charity, funded by London Councils, the Big Lottery and others funders. London Play aims to enable every child in London to have high quality, accessible and inclusive play opportunities.

2.1.3

The HZfL programme is funded by the London Councils under its Transport & Environment grants programme. Its aim is to promote and create streets in residential areas that are designed for enhanced community living, safe pedestrian access, childrens play, a better built environment and improved social cohesion.

2.2 2.2.1

HZfL Programme Objectives In five designated London neighbourhoods, where there is existing community support, the HZfL programme promotes and develops proposals for community-led and community-supported street schemes which will: Create safer, cleaner, greener living environments with the appropriate level of public investment. Broaden and strengthen the participation of local communities in the design of their neighbourhood environments.

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Community Planning Project Report Enable children to access safe play areas in their own neighbourhoods (thus enhancing their physical, social and emotional development and encouraging their sense of community). Reduce road traffic accidents, particularly involving children. Influence public policy and urban planning to increase the development of Home Zones at the local level of the five London boroughs chosen to work in, and across London. Encourage and empower local communities to work in partnership with local authorities in the development of Home Zones, and to support the development of successful bids for capital investment in the pilot areas. Using this experience, London Play, and its borough partners, will create a practical Home Zone guide to make London a more people and child friendly city.

2.3 2.3.1

Dart Street Community Planning Project Objectives The Dart Street Area (including the Mozart Estate) was chosen by Queens Park Forum and London Play because of previous consultation and community development work which had highlighted this street as a key concern of local residents.

2.3.2

The Dart Street Connecting Communities Community Planning Project therefore had six objectives: Have a series of community planning and consultation strategy meetings with Queens Park Forum, London Play and other key stakeholders in the local area including local residents. To conduct contextual research to understand the Dart Street Area and its key environmental, social and health issues. Undertake visits and meetings with residents, local agencies, the local authority and other key stakeholders to engage in the Project.
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Community Planning Project Report Plan and carry out a series of community planning and consultation events that were clear, relevant, appealing, accessible and inclusive. Gather feedback from residents on what their current views were and how Dart Street could be improved through these events and activities. Produce an illustrated report, showing initial and amended designs, of the community-led street enhancement and concept design of the potential Dart Street Home Zone.

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3.1 3.1.1

Community Planning Strategy


Introduction Queens Park Forum and London Play commissioned external consultants to carry out and coordinate the Dart Street community planning and consultation activities.

3.1.2

A series of meetings and email discussions occurred in December 2006 and January 2007 with a Community Planning and Consultation Strategy Group (CPCSG) to develop and agree on an overall strategy for the Dart Street Community Planning Project.

3.1.3

The CPCSG was made up of: Councillor Paul Dimoldenberg Angela Piddock, Headteacher, Wilberforce Primary School Noreen O'Neill, Local Resident Fiona Flaherty, Local Resident Manny Hothi, Neighbourhood Development Officer, Queens Park Forum Fabian Sharp, Manager, Queen's Park Forum Anna Gilmour, Home Zones Project Manager, London Play Nanette Daniels, Home Zones for London Project Support Worker, London Play

3.1.4

All the meetings took place at the Beethoven Centre

3.2 3.2.1

Key Elements of the Strategy There were seven key elements to the community planning and consultation activities strategy. These were: a. Local childrens art competition

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Community Planning Project Report b. Dart Street Area community questionnaire survey c. Community planning day and street party d. Newsletter and website information e. Liaison with key Council, Health and Highways stakeholders f. Development of Residents Design Advisory Group

g. Final Exhibition Day 3.2.2 This set of consultation activities was chosen because they would be appealing, accessible, inclusive and relevant to local residents including children.

3.3 3.3.1

Local Childrens Art Competition This involved giving out a A3 art competition entry form on which children could both draw and write. The entry form asked three key questions that the children could consider in relation to the Dart Street Area: What do you like about Dart Street? What do you not like about Dart Street? What one thing would you like to see in Dart Street?

3.3.2

These entry forms were distributed through Wilberforce Primary School, the Dart Street Health Centre, the Dart Street Sure Start Centre, the Bruckner Street Area Housing Office and the Beethoven Centre.

3.3.3

The entry forms were accompanied by a folded A3 questionnaire which children took home for their parents and guardians to complete. The children then submitted their drawings and questionnaires in drop-off tubs located at the various distribution points.

3.3.4

Prizes were given to every child who entered the competition and there were six main winners from each year group at Wilberforce School.

3.3.5

The competition ran from the 5th February until the 17th February 2007.
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Community Planning Project Report 3.4 3.4.1 Dart Street Area Community Questionnaire Survey This involved three women community researchers - Ruma Begum, Angela Jules and Najat Bolayon - who spoke a variety of languages between them (English, Arabic and Bengali in particular), going door-to-door in Dart Street and going through the questionnaire with residents. 3.4.2 Questionnaires were also left, alongside the drawing competition sheets, Wilberforce Primary School, the Dart Street Health Centre, the Dart Street Sure Start Centre, the Bruckner Street Area Housing Office and the Beethoven Centre 3.4.3 The questionnaire built on the previous consultations carried out by Queens Park Forum, the local Community Survey, and London Play, a Home Zone consultation in 2006 where residents, including children, visited the Bristol Home Zone. 3.4.4 The aim of the questionnaire was to understand in more detail residents views on the social, environmental and neighbourhood issues on Dart Street and the surrounding area and what their priorities were in relation to improving Dart Street. 3.4.5 The major themes of the questionnaire were: 3.4.6 What residents liked about the Dart Street Area? What residents didnt like about the Dart Street Area? What changes residents would like to make in the area? What changes residents would like to make to Dart Street? Would residents be willing to be involved in helping to improve Dart Street? How would residents want to get involved? Their contact details

The survey started on the 5th February 2007 and was completed by the 17th February.

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Community Planning Project Report 3.5 3.5.1 Community Planning Day This involved an outdoor street event situated on Dart Street next to the Sure Start offices and the Coronation Street Mini Market. 3.5.2 The aim was to talk to local residents, including children, who passed by about Dart Street and the surrounding area and what things they wanted to improve. 3.5.3 To engage with young people it was decided to hire some street entertainers and distribute balloons and goodie bags to local children. 3.5.4 The event also had a Dr Bike workshop where local people could get their bikes repaired; a sustainable travel stall and exhibition; and Westminster Sports Unit to encourage residents to be more physically active. 3.5.5 The event started at 11am and ran on to 4pm. This day focused on young people and their views. 3.5.6 A short ten-minute video of the day including short interviews with local people was also produced. 3.5.7 The community planning day was held on Saturday 17th February 2007.

3.6 3.6.1

Newsletters Two A4 newsletters were produced and distributed widely in the local area to inform local residents about the Dart Street Community Planning Project and its outcomes.

3.6.2

The first one was a general introduction about the Project, a timetable of the community planning and consultation activities and names and phone numbers of key contacts.

3.6.3

The second one was a summary of the key findings and the next steps proposed by Queens Park Forum and London Play.

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Community Planning Project Report 3.7 3.7.1 Liaison with Key Council, Health and Highways stakeholders The consultant team liaised with key transport, environment and health stakeholders from the Highways Agency, Westminster Council, Westminster PCT and the emergency services. 3.7.2 Meetings were also held with the Sure Start Centre Manager, the Mini Market Manager and the Health Centre Manager. 3.7.3 They were informed of the community planning project and were also invited to the community planning and final exhibition days.

3.8 3.8.1

Residents Design Advisory Group It was decided by the CPCSG that creating a residents design advisory group within the timescales of this project was not feasible and that therefore the project would collect contact details of local residents interested in becoming more involved in the next phase as and when funding became available to develop detailed designs for improving Dart Street.

3.8.2

Therefore through the questionnaire survey, the community planning and the final exhibition days the consultant team gathered a list of 100 residents who are interested in knowing more about improving Dart Street through the creation of a Home Zone.

3.9 3.9.1

Final Exhibition Day Like the community planning day this involved an outdoor event situated on Dart Street next to the Sure Start offices and the Mini Market.

3.9.2

During the day residents were asked to discuss the two potential designs for improving Dart Street that were developed from the comments and feedback from the Community Planning Day and the questionnaire survey.

3.9.3

This day focused on adult and older residents in the area. The Final Exhibition Day took place on Saturday 3rd March 2007.
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4.1 4.1.1

Community Profile and Baseline Context


Introduction This section provides background context on Queens Park and Westminster in relation to London as a whole. It provides a community profile of the residents of Queens Park together with a profile of existing highway, traffic and accident condition.

4.1.2

Key sources of information were the Office of National Statistics, Department of Health, Westminster PCT, Westminster City Council and Queens Park Forum.

4.2 4.2.1

Profile of Westminster Westminster is ethnically and culturally diverse. Westminster is home to very recent migrants from abroad but is also home to long established and stable communities. Consequently, parts of Westminster have some of the highest levels of population mobility in the country whilst others have some of the lowest.

4.2.2

Westminsters population includes one of the highest proportions of single people in the country. The proportion of people who live in one person households, at 49%, is the second highest in the country. At the same time, Westminster ranks third in the country for people living in overcrowded housing, with 29% of households classified as overcrowded compared to 7% in England as a whole. The Borough also ranks second in the country for the proportion of residents who were born outside the UK, with 44% compared to 9% in England as a whole.

4.2.3

The proportion of the population of Westminster belonging to black and minority ethnic (BME) groups has increased from 21% in 1991 to 27% in 2001. The new 2001 Census categories for ethnic groups were constructed in order to take account of the increased ethnic diversity and large numbers of people from mixed backgrounds.

4.2.4

65.2% of pupils in Westminsters schools speak a first language that is not English. The top ten languages spoken by pupils at home (of which there are 150) apart from English, are Arabic, Bengali/Sylheti, Albanian, Portuguese, Spanish, Kurdish, Persian/Farsi, French, Somali and Yoruba.

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Community Planning Project Report 4.2.5 In 2003 there were more than 46,000 workplaces in Westminster providing employment for over 547,000 people, comprising 14% of employment in London and 2.5% in England. Westminster provides a place of employment to more people and contains more firms than any other borough in England. 4.2.6 Westminster has five indoor leisure centres and two outdoor sports centres. Approximately, two million people use Westminsters indoor and outdoor leisure centres every year. 4.2.7 Westminster also maintains 120 parks and open spaces. Westminster has a stock of 15,000 trees of which 6,000 are street trees. The rest are in parks, open spaces and cemeteries. It also maintains around 1,000 hanging baskets. 4.2.8 Currently, there are 17 youth clubs: All Souls, Amberley, Avenues, Brunel, Churchill Gardens, Ebury Bridge, Fisherton Street, Fourth Feathers, Marylebone Bangladesh Society, North Paddington, Stowe, Pimlico Village, St Andrews, St Peters, The Crypt, WECH, and Westbourne Park. Three One-Stop Shops offering a range of council services: Crawford Street, Lillington Gardens and Picton Place. Eight specialist projects: AbbeyArts, Digital Media Unit, DreamArts, 32 Page Street, LGB Project, Detached Youth Work Team and Youth Participation. And two groups for young people with disabilities: Caxton and Have-A-Go. 4.2.9 Compared to England as a whole, Westminster has poor air quality and many road injuries and deaths. These measures are high even for London where many boroughs are worse than the England average. 4.2.10 In relation to social and health inequalities, deprived wards are concentrated in the north-west of the borough. Nine of Westminsters wards are among the most deprived in England. Residents of Church Street, Queens Park, Harrow Road and Westbourne die nine years earlier than those in Knightsbridge & Belgravia, Marylebone High Street, Abbey Road and Bryanston & Dorset Square. 4.2.11 The number of people registered with a GP for severe mental health problems is high though this may be due to higher numbers of patients per GP rather than actual high levels of mental health problems. Children and young people living in Westminster have low GCSE achievement. Few older people are supported to live at home. There is also a high level of violent crime.

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Community Planning Project Report 4.2.12 In contrast, Westminster has more good quality housing. And the numbers of adults who eat healthily is high while the number of obese adults is low. Life expectancy is also generally high for both men and women, and rising faster than it is nationally. Deaths from smoking and cancers are also low.

4.3

Profile of Queens Park

Population characteristics 4.3.1 The resident populations of Queens Park, Westminster and London are approximately 11,000, 245,000 and 7,500,000 respectively in 2001. 4.3.2 The population of the ward is forecast to increase to 13,000 by 2011. Queens Park is also characterised by a high turn-over rate of residents of 11% per year. 4.3.3 Fig. 4.1 shows that Queens Park has a younger population with a greater proportion of residents under 19 years of age than Westminster and London. It has a lower proportion of residents aged 20-29 years and slightly lower proportions of residents aged 30-59 years and over 75 years.

Fig. 4.1 Proportion of residents by age in Queens Park compared to Westminster London [Source: Office of National Statistics (ONS)]

50% 45% 40% 35% 30% 25% 20% 15% 10% 5% 0% 0 to 15 16 to 19 20 to 29 30 to 59 60 to 74 75 and Over Queen's Park W estminster London

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Community Planning Project Report Ethnic profile 4.3.4 Queens Park has a different ethnic profile to Westminster and London with only 56% of residents being White (White: British, Irish and Other) compared to 73% of Westminster and 72% of London. Compared to Westminster and London it has a greater percentage of residents from Black and Mixed backgrounds. It also has a higher percentage of residents from an Asian background and a lower percentage of Chinese and Other Ethnic Group residents than Westminster as a whole. Religion 4.3.5 Over 57% of Queens Park residents are Christian compared to Westminster which has 55% and London which has 58%. Over 18% of Queens Park residents are Muslim compared to only 11.5% of Westminster residents and 8.5% of London residents. Family structure 4.3.6 Marital status and household composition provide a good indication of the family structure and the likely personal and social care networks that residents of an area have. Queens Park has a similar proportion of married residents as London but a higher proportion compared to Westminster. In contrast, it has a lower proportion of single people and higher proportions of remarried, divorced and widowed residents compared to Westminster and London (see Fig. 4.2). 4.3.7 The proportion of pensioner households is lower in Queens Park than Westminster and London. 4.3.8 The proportion of married couples overall, including those with children, is higher than for Westminster as a whole but lower than for London. 4.3.9 The proportion of cohabiting couples is similar for Queens Park, Westminster and London. 4.3.10 The proportion of lone parent households, with and without children, is considerably higher than for Westminster and London.

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Fig. 4.2 Household composition in Queens Park compared to Westminster and London [Source: ONS]

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0% One person: Pensioner One family: All pensioners Married couple households Married couple households: No children Married couple Married couple households: With households: With one dependent tw o or more child dependent children Married couple households: All children nondependent Cohabiting couple Cohabiting couple Cohabiting couple family households family households: family households: No children With one dependent child Cohabiting couple Lone parent Lone parent family households: households: With households: With With tw o or more one dependent tw o or more dependent children child dependent children Lone parent households: All children nondependent

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Community Planning Project Report Health status 4.3.11 Only 88% of Queens Park residents described their health as either good or fairly good compared to 91% of Westminster residents and 92% of London residents (See Fig. 4.3). 4.3.12 20% of Queens Park residents have a long term limiting illness compared to only 15% of residents of Westminster and London.
Fig. 4.3 Perceived health status and long term limiting illness in Queens Park compared to Westminster and London [Source: ONS]

90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% Good Health Fairly Good Health Not Good Health W ith a W ithout a Limiting Limiting Long-Term Long-Term Illness Illness

Queen's Park W estminster London

Deprivation and social cohesion 4.3.13 The Index of Multiple Deprivation 2004 (IMD 2004) is a measure of multiple deprivation at the small area level. It is a relative indicator of the degree of difference between those with the best quality of life and those with the worst as measured by income, employment, health, education, access to services, living environment and crime. 4.3.14 Queens Park is the second most deprived ward in the whole of London after Church Street. 4.3.15 Just under a third of local residents, 31%, in Westminster think that people being attacked because of their skin colour, ethnic origin or religion is a very big or fairly big problem.
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Fig. 4.4 Index of Multiple Deprivation map of Westminster [Source: Department of Health Profiles]

4.3.16 84% of residents, in Westminster, think that for their local area, over the past three years, community activities have got better or stayed the same. 4.3.17 36% of residents, in Westminster, turned out for the last European elections.

Housing 4.3.18 In Westminster today there are approximately 115,000 homes. Around 88% of all dwellings in Westminster are flats and nearly three-quarters of the stock has four rooms or less (assumed to be two-bedroom or smaller). Westminsters unique economic and political histories have combined to create an atypical housing market, in which renting is the dominant tenure.

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Community Planning Project Report 4.3.19 The housing stock in the ownership of Westminster, which is in the stewardship of its arms-length management organisation, CityWest Homes, represents a relatively low proportion of the whole. The stock of housing associations is twice the national average (11%) and on a par with other Inner London boroughs. 4.3.20 Nearly two-thirds of Westminster households live in rented accommodation. Putting these two components of social housing together, Westminster (with 29% social housing) compares well with the national picture, but because of the modest stock of council housing has a lower percentage than the rest of Inner London (38%). Westminster now has over 26,000 units of social housing, nearly half owned by the council and the other by over fifty different housing associations. There are nearly 5,500 households on the waiting list for social housing, including over 3,000 currently living in temporary accommodation many of them outside the city. 4.3.21 By contrast, the private rented sector is exceptionally large, at three times the national figure (36%). The private rented sector in Westminster is also unusual. Of course the long leaseholders in mansion blocks are really akin to owner-occupiers elsewhere. But even amongst the ordinary tenancies, the range from very high priced apartments and townhouses in Belgravia, to mid-priced flat conversions in Bayswater, to relatively inexpensive houses in multiple-occupation around the Harrow Road is exceptional. 4.3.22 36% of the residents of Queens Park rent their homes from the local authority compared to only 13% of Westminster and 17% of London residents. It also has a higher proportion of residents, 22%, who rent from a social landlord compared to 16% and 9% of Westminster and London residents. 4.3.23 A similar proportion of Queens Park and Westminster residents, 19%, own a home with a mortgage compared to 34% of London. In contrast, only 9% of Queens Park residents own their own home outright compared to 15% and 22% of Westminster and London.

Employment and unemployment 4.3.24 Queens Park has a higher rate of unemployment at 6.6% compared to Westminster and London which have 4.4%.

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Community Planning Project Report 4.3.25 It has a lower proportion of full-time employed residents, 34%, than Westminster and London both with 43%. 4.3.26 It has a higher proportion of part-time employed residents, 8%, than Westminster though this is similar to London as a whole. 4.3.27 It also has a higher proportion of residents who look after home and family than Westminster and London. 4.3.28 Residents of Queens Park are employed in a variety of occupations. Compared to Westminster and London a greater proportion of Queens Park residents are employed in: Elementary Occupations, Sales and Customer Service Occupations, Personal Service Occupations and Skilled Trade Occupations. 4.3.29 The majority of Queens Park residents work in five major industries: real estate, renting and business activities; wholesale and retail trade, repairs; health and social work; other community, social and personal service activities; and hotels and restaurants.

Education 4.3.30 Queens Park has a higher proportion of residents, 31%, who have no qualifications compared to only 16% and 24% of the residents of Westminster and London. 4.3.31 Compared to London, it has a lower proportion of residents with any other qualifications combined: GCSEs, NVQs, Diplomas, Degrees, Postgraduate

qualifications. Though it does have a slightly higher proportion of residents with Other qualifications.

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Fig. 4.5 Proportion of residents in Queens Park who have qualifications compared to Westminster and London1 [Source: ONS]
60% Queen's Park 50% Westminster London 40% 30% 20%

10% 0% No qualifications Level 1 qualifications Level 2 qualifications Level 3 qualifications Level 4 / 5 qualifications Other qualifications: Level unknow n

Transport and connectivity 4.3.32 As part of Central London Queens Park has excellent public transport links generally. However, this hides differences in the frequency and reliability of bus services in some residential areas. 4.3.33 Queens Park has a similar proportion of residents with no access to a private car or van as Westminster, 58% and 56%, which are considerably higher than London with 38%. It also has similar proportions of residents with one or more cars as Westminster which are considerably lower than for the rest of London. 4.3.34 80% of residents in Westminster think that for their local area, over the past three years, public transport has got better or stayed the same.

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Level 1: 1+O level passes, 1+CSE/GCSE any grades, NVQ level 1, Foundation GNVQ; Level 2: 5+O level passes, 5+CSEs (grade 1). 5+GCSEs (grades A-C), School Certificate, 1+A levels/AS levels, NVQ level 2, Intermediate GNVQ; Level 3: 2+A levels,4+AS levels, Higher School certificate, NVQ level 3, Advanced GNVQ; Level 4/5: First degree, Higher degree, NVQ levels 4 and 5, HNC, HND, Qualified Teacher status, Qualified Medical Doctor, Qualified Dentist, Qualified Nurse, Midwife, Health Visitor; Other qualifications/level unknown: Other qualifications (e.g. City and Guilds, RSA/OCR, BTEC/Edexcel), Other Professional Qualifications.

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Community Planning Project Report 4.3.35 57% of residents in Westminster think that for their local area, over the past three years, the level of traffic congestion has got better or stayed the same.

Crime and safety 4.3.36 There are on average 15 domestic burglaries per 1,000 households in Westminster. 4.3.37 There are on average 41 violent offences committed per 1,000 population in Westminster. 4.3.38 There are on average 4 vehicle thefts per 1,000 population in Westminster 4.3.39 On average there are 570 pedestrian road accident casualties every year in Westminster. 4.3.40 On average there are 250 cyclist road accident casualties every year in Westminster. 4.3.41 94% of Westminster residents say that they feel fairly safe or very safe outside during the day. 4.3.42 62% of Westminster residents say that they feel fairly safe or very safe outside after dark. 4.3.43 53% of residents who think that vandalism, graffiti and other deliberate damage to property or vehicles is a very big or fairly big problem in their local area. 4.3.44 54% of Westminster residents think that people using or dealing drugs is a very big or fairly big problem in their local area. 4.3.45 46% of Westminster residents think that people being rowdy or drunk in public places is a very big or fairly big problem in their local area.

Health, social care and other amenities 4.3.46 Primary care in Queens Park is commissioned by Westminster Primary Care Trust and there are three GP surgeries in the area. One of which is located on Dart Street (see Fig. 4.5).

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Community Planning Project Report 4.3.47 St Marys, Chelsea and Westminster, Charing Cross and Hammersmith Hospitals all serve the residents of Westminster. 4.3.48 Queens Park has three primary schools in the area: St. Lukes CE, Wilberforce and Queens Park Primary Schools. 4.3.49 The Jubilee Sports Centre is the major leisure and recreation facility in the area. 4.3.50 The Beethoven Centre is the main community centre in the area

Fig. 4.5 Key amenities in Queens Park [Source: Westminster City Council]

Culture and leisure 4.3.51 91% of Westminsters residents live within 20 minutes walk of a range of 3 different sports facility types, at least one of which has achieved a quality mark. 4.3.52 73% of Westminster residents think that for their local area, over the past three years, that activities for teenagers has got better or stayed the same.
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Community Planning Project Report 4.3.53 97% of Westminster residents think that over the past three years, that cultural facilities (e.g. cinemas, museums) have got better or stayed the same. 4.3.54 80% of Westminster residents think that, over the past three years, facilities for young children have got better or stayed the same. 4.3.55 90% of Westminster residents think that for their local area, over the past three years, sports and leisure facilities have got better or stayed the same. 4.3.56 94% of Westminster residents think that for their local area, over the past three years, parks and open spaces have got better or stayed the same.

Land and spatial 4.3.57 Westminster residents have three key priorities for their particular local areas: Reducing the level of crime Affordable housing Clean streets

4.3.58 Westminster has little derelict land. 14% of its land and highways are assessed as having unacceptable levels of litter and detritus. 6% of its land and highways suffer from unacceptable levels of graffiti. 2% of its land and highways suffer from unacceptable levels of visible fly-posting. 4.3.59 18% of Westminster waste is recycled, 0.5% is composted, 63% is sent to energy recovery facilities and 18% is landfilled.

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Community Planning Project Report 4.4 4.4.1 Highways and Traffic Context Queens Park is the northern most ward of the City and is bordered to the south by the Grand Union Canal and the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, to the west and north by Kensal Green and Kensal Rise (Brent) and to the east by Harrow Road ward and, further on, the South Kilburn Estate (Brent). 4.4.2 Queens Park is primarily a residential area characterised by two large and quite different estates. The Queens Park Estate, a traditional Victorian estate comprising approximately 2000 two storey terraces, 60% of which are in public ownership, and the Mozart Estate, a purpose built 1970s estate with approximately 2000 residents. 4.4.3 4.4.4 The location of Dart Street was shown previously in Fig.1.1. The existing highway network between the Harrow Road and Kilburn Lane is on a general grid pattern with, mostly, straight roads. Carriageway widths are approximately 7m wide with 2m wide pavements on each side. Many of the roads in the immediate area have been traffic calmed and a Controlled Parking Zone is in operation to control on-street parking (see Appendix A). 4.4.5 The area surrounding Dart Street has been redeveloped, in part, almost continuously since the 1950s and is made up of four-storey townhouses with infill developments of low to medium rise apartment blocks. To the north west of Dart Street is the Wilberforce School on Kilburn Lane. To the west is the Beethoven Centre on Beethoven Street. The Dart Street Health Centre is located at the junction with Third Avenue and a Sure Start Centre and Coronation Mini Market are located directly on Dart Street. 4.4.6 Dart Street has a different character to the majority of roads in the vicinity; it is a natural gathering place by virtue of the fact that it has the only shop in the area and has a wide straight course with a significant dip towards the central junction near the mini market. The central junction is also very wide making turning at speed into Dart Street very easy (see Fig. 4.9). 4.4.7 On Dart Street the carriageway width varies between 7m and 10m wide. The

adjacent pavements also vary from 2m wide to 6m wide. There is also a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) in operation for on-street parking.

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Community Planning Project Report 4.4.8 Other than a raised table at the smaller junction with Beethoven Street, Dart Street affords a free flow of traffic without constraints from Third Avenue to Fernhead Road and this potentially leads to observed vehicle speeds, at times, that are in excess of 30mph. Further observations indicate that many vehicles travelling from Third Avenue all the way to Fernhead Road are not immediately local. It seems to be that Dart Street offers an attractive alternative to using Kilburn Lane or Harrow Road for westeast traffic as these two routes are heavily congested.

Figure 4.9: Partial view of the central junction on Dart Street

4.5 4.5.1

Accident Context The only available accident data for Dart Street shows that there were two accidents in the last two years one between a car and pedestrian, due to car speeding, and the other between a car and a cyclist because the cyclist was cycling on the pavement

4.5.2

Whilst this data is not enough to offer a meaningful accident baseline, the cause of both accidents seems to be because of the current street design.

4.5.3

During the community planning and consultation events, though no formal traffic or footfall survey was done, it was evident to the consultation team, which included civil and highways engineers, that because of the close proximity of the primary school,

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Community Planning Project Report mini market, Sure Start Centre and health centre there were high numbers of children on Dart Street compared to other nearby streets. 4.5.4 The lack of good quality public open space, that allows older children to play ball games, also results in children playing on the roads (see Fig. 4.10).

Fig. 4.10: Dart Street being used to play football by local children

4.6 4.6.1

Funding Context At the moment, Westminster City Council are funding public realm improvement schemes but not traffic calming schemes that are simply designed to reduce traffic speeds, for example using road humps, as they not seen to be as effective as they once were and generally have less public support.

4.6.2

Each year, Westminster submits a Borough Spending Plan (BSP) to Transport for London (TfL) to get funding for their transport related improvement programmes.

4.6.3

TfL is responsible for allocating funds to London Boroughs and sub-regional partnerships for the implementation of transport related improvement programmes. TfL decide which Area Based Schemes within the BSPs meet their investment criteria and allocate funds accordingly. These schemes include Town Centres, Streets for People and Station Access as well as Home Zones.

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5.1 5.1.1

Previous Consultation Work


Introduction The Queens Park Forum and London Play carried out a range of consultation events between March and July 2006. A range of posters, letters and leaflets were used to engage local people, children and adults, in the discussions and dialogue (See Fig. 5.1).

5.1.2

These included an excellent community survey carried out by two local residents, Noreen ONeill and Fiona Flaherty, who were also part of the Consultative Group for this project.

5.1.3

A coach trip for local residents to visit the Dings Home Zone in Bristol was also organised.

5.1.4

The findings from these previous consultation events fed into the development of this Connecting Communities Dart Street Community Planning and Consultation Project.

5.2 5.2.1

Residents Survey Fiona Flaherty and Noreen ONeil set up a stall outside the shop for two weeks to gather pedestrians views.

5.2.2

More than 80 of those asked said they would attend a public meeting to look at ways of improving safety and making a more pleasant space for the community to use.

5.2.3

A poster and flyer were used to advertise the survey (see Fig. 5.1). The survey took place in March 2006. The survey was carried out on Dart Street and at the Queens Park Festival.

5.2.4

Fig.5.2-5.13 show the findings of the community survey in the presentation slide format created by Noreen, Fiona, and Paul.

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Fig. 5.1 Poster used to advertise the survey

Fig. 5.2 The area covered by the community survey

A Community Consultation

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Fig. 5.3: A birds-eye view of the Sure Start Centre and Coronation Mini Market

Fig. 5.4: The residents who carried and presented the survey to the local community

Carried out by: Noreen Fiona

Presented by: Paul

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Fig. 5.5: How the community survey was conducted on Dart Street

Fiona & Noreen in action

Fig. 5.6: The number of residents that were consulted

114
Total number of people

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Fig. 5.7: Age ranges of the residents that were surveyed

Age Groups - %
55 + 41 55 25 40 17 24 16 & under

10 20 36 17 17

Fig. 5.8: Percentage of local residents who thought traffic speed was major issue on Dart Street

% responses :

Are you concerned about traffic speed on Dart Street

Unsure Not Concerned


1

5 14 42 39

Concerned V. Concerned

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Fig. 5.9: Percentage of local residents who thought traffic speed and general safety were a major issue on Dart Street

Dart Street
Traffic Speed Over 80% had some concern General Safety 66% of people (two thirds), feel unsafe or very unsafe

Fig. 5.10: Percentage of local residents at the Queens Park Festival who were concerned about traffic speed, childrens safety and interested in Home Zones

Additional Views from Queens Park Festival


60% (18 people) who responded are not happy with traffic speed 60% are not happy with level of safety for children Over 80% are interested in the idea of a home zone

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Fig. 5.11: Percentage of children who were concerned or very concerned about traffic speeds on Dart Street

Traffic Speed - Ages 16 & Under

Unsure Not Concerned Concerned 0 Very Concerned

5 11 37 47

10

20 %

30

40

50

Fig. 5.12: Percentage of local residents who thought the Dart Street Area was unsafe

How safe is the area?


Only 4 people said very safe Almost one third (28%) said quite safe Two thirds (66%) said unsafe or very unsafe unsafe

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Fig. 5.13: Local residents priorities for change in the Dart Street Area

Top Priorities for Change


1. 2. 3. 4.

Greening Play opportunities Road crossings Policing/City Guardians

Others: Traffic calming Local amenities Safety/security Seating Youth provision Public space Recycling Cycling routes/areas

5.3
5.3.1

Dings Home Zone visit


The visit to the Dings Home Zone was a great success and all the residents who took part thoroughly enjoyed it.

5.3.2

Participants were asked to fill out a questionnaire on what they liked and disliked about the Dings Home Zone and how these could be used to improve Dart Street.

5.4
5.4.1 5.4.2

Outcomes of the Survey


The findings of the survey were that: The majority of residents who were asked were concerned about traffic speeds and the safety of children using Dart Street.

5.4.3

The majority of residents who were asked liked the idea of a Home Zone in Dart Street.
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Community Planning Project Report 5.4.4 As a result of their survey, the Queens Park Forum and London Play decided formalize the consultation and take the next step in commissioning concept designs for a potential Dart Street Home Zone (see Fig. 5.14).

Fig. 5.14 Poster used to inform the community of the findings of the survey and the next steps

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Local Childrens Re-designing Dart Street Art Competition

6.1
6.1.1

Introduction
A3 size art competition entry forms were given to all students of Wilberforce school, which is very close Dart Street. On these sheets children could write and draw (Appendix 8). The drawing sheet highlighted key questions and issues that the

children could consider in relation to their neighbourhood. 6.1.2 The organisation of the Art Competition was achieved through close liaison with the headteacher of Wilberforce Primary School. Assemblies and school notices were used to notify pupils of the initiative and to coordinate the preparation and submission of entries. 6.1.3 The competition was not be restricted to Wilberforce Primary School, though it was the major focus, and entry forms were left at a number of other public spaces that included the Beethoven Centre, the local Sure Start Centre, the Dart Street Health Centre and the Bruckner Street Area Housing Office. 6.1.4 Prizes were donated by Peter Brett Associates. Every child who entered received a pack of colouring pens. The six major winners received an art trolley containing a range of drawing materials inside. 6.1.5 Over 200 children entered the competition and all the entries showed how much time, effort and thought the children had put into producing the artwork and answering the three questions put to them (see Fig.6.1). Of these 180 came from the pupils of Wilberforce primary School and 20 were received from other children in neighbouring schools. 6.1.6 The art competition entries were displayed at the Final Exhibition Day for local residents, to see at first hand, the enthusiasm and ideas of local children and will be placed on display at the Beethoven Centre. 6.1.7 All the comments of the children to the three question on the art competition entry form are provided in Appendix B.

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Fig. 6.1: Two drawings by pupils of Wilberforce School showing the improvements and enhancements he would like

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6.2
6.2.1

What do Children like about Dart Street


Children liked a number of things about Dart Street. They liked it because it had a shop, was wide and open and had nice people.

Childrens comments about what they liked about Dart Street

I like about Dart Street that there is a Beethoven Centre, health centre and the road is opened to go from Dart Street to any road. The thing I like about Dart Street is that it has a good local shop on the street. There are lots of buildings. There are less dogs around. Dart Street has some very nice people and it is a nice neighbourhood. Going to the mini market and playing with my friends. I like Dart Street because it has bumps and makes the cars stop. Because its really quiet and has lots of free space and how the road goes.

6.3
6.3.1

What do Children NOT like about Dart Street


Children did not like the fact that cars are going too fast, there is no safe place to cross, they did not feel safe especially at night, the litter and dog mess on the street and the lack of places to sit and play.

Childrens comments about what they did NOT like about Dart Street

The road is not wide for cars to park and cars to go and the cars are going too fast, so that it is not safe for children to go by themselves and that its dangerous for children with parents. There is no place to sit or play or have fun. There are too many people that gathers around and do bad stuff. I dont like the way that people throw litter on the floor instead of the bin because there are no bins and the roads are rough.
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The poo of dogs because when I go to the swimming pool I tread on it. The street is not safe because in the night when you are asleep people come and break your car.

6.4
6.4.1

What One Thing would Children change in Dart Street


Children wanted a safer way to cross the road, somewhere for them to play, somewhere for dogs to play, a cleaner street and litter bins, somewhere to sit and a play space on Dart Street.

Childrens comments about what one thing they would change about Dart Street

The road to go wiggle so then it will slow down the cars and so it will be safer for us children. I would like to see lots of people having lots of fun with new activities and new places to sit and rest and not having to stand in litter because every night there could be something that turns on for an hour and clears up litter only or any other ideas. A lollipop lady. Safety zebra crossing, clean streets, toilets and benches to sit on. A fantastic playground and caf and street art. Somewhere for the dogs to play and do their mess there. I do want to see the pavement very nice and wonderful. I want a nice park to play in where there is no naughty boys. So I can play in the snow when it snows and I can make a snowman. More cameras and traffic lights.

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6.5.1

Consultation with the Wilberforce School Council


The School Council was made up of 18 children, from 5-11 years old. They were consulted by Anna and Nanette and with the support of a teacher, Maggie. The school council are a group of children elected by their peers to be representative of the school as a whole.

6.5.2

Children were asked to fill in short questionnaires about their streets, then to mark on a local map how they travel to school and where they play.

6.5.3

In groups, the children then answered questionnaires as other members of the community, including older people, teenagers, people who work locally and parents. This was to encourage them to think about the fact that streets are used by many different people with different and sometimes competing needs.

6.5.4

Children were then asked to enter the drawing competition (in their own time) and advised to consider how other groups might use the streets.

6.5.5

When asked about how they come to school and where they play they said: 13 children walk to school 12 children said that they do play in the street, compared to 6 who dont (not all children answered this question). 10 children knew which road they lived in and were able to identify that they live locally to Wilberforce School 10 children marked on the map places that they play, with 6 of these being in the actual park itself and 4 being in the street Traffic, parents, other adults and other children stop children from playing in their streets in that order (with very few children saying that they are stopped by other children)

6.5.6

When asked what children would like in their streets they said: Slower traffic Places to skate and cycle safely Places to sit and chat

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Community Planning Project Report 6.5.7 Trees, grass and flowers*

When asked to think about how other people in the community might feel about their streets, the children thought that Parents, teenagers and people working locally would be unhappy with the amount and speed of traffic, road safety and look and feel of the area. They felt that old people wouldnt mind the amount and speed of traffic.

6.5.8

When asked to rate which improvements each group might want to see locally, they felt that old people would want to see all 4 things (as above*) added; that people working locally would be more concerned to have places to sit and chat and slower traffic; and that both parents and teenagers would like places to site and chat and safety to skate and cycle.

6.5.9

Suggestions for improvements on behalf of their characters were: Too much traffic; less traffic Drunk people A place to hang out A cinema Safety guards (they meant people like city guardians) Zebra crossings More people about More trees

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7.1
7.1.1

Community Questionnaire Survey


Introduction
Three community researchers able to speak a range of key community languages were employed to ensure that non-English speakers could participate, and be represented, in the survey.

7.1.2

The survey was printed on a folded A3 card with an eye-catching front page, background information on the Dart Street Community Planning Project and questions appearing on the inside.

7.1.3

The community researchers covered the area door to door and talked to 200 people about the Home Zone initiative and the questionnaire.

7.1.4

The questionnaires were also distributed to properties in all adjacent streets and left in a prominent position at the Beethoven Centre, the Sure Start Office, the Dart Street Health Centre, Wilberforce School and the Bruckner Street Area Housing Office.

7.1.5

In total we received 253 completed questionnaires. The three community researchers going door-to-door provided 196 of these questionnaires. 22 came from parents of children attending Wilberforce Primary School, 16 from the community planning day outdoor street consultation, and 19 from the Beethoven Centre, Dart Street Health Centre, Queen Park Housing Office and the Dart Street Sure Start Centre.

7.1.6

Of the 253 questionnaires, 20% were from White residents; 31% from Black or Black British residents, 29% from Asian or Asian British residents; 6% from Mixed residents and 13% from Chinese and other ethnic group residents.

7.1.7

The findings in this chapter focus on the robust findings of the questionnaire survey where residents have agreed or disagreed strongly as they are likely to represent committed views and thinking on the issues that were raised by the questionnaire.

7.1.8

Copies of the English, Bengali and Arabic versions of the questionnaire are provided in Appendix C.

7.1.9

Detailed tables and graphs of the major themes of the questionnaire are provided in Appendix D.

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Community Planning Project Report 7.1.10 The comments that adult residents made to the three questions below are provided in Appendix E: What one change would you make in the Dart Street Area? What one change would you make on Dart Street itself? Do you think a Dart Street Home Zone would have positive benefits for the local community?

7.2
7.2.1

Local Environment and Greenspace


48% of residents thought that the local environment and greenspace needed improvement compared to 48% thinking it was either currently okay or very good (See Graph 1).In terms of age groups, the age groups 25-34 and 45-54 years overall judged the local environment and greenspace to need improvement while the 18-24 and 35-44 years overall felt that the local environment and greenspace were currently okay.

7.2.2

In terms of gender, overall women judged the local environment and greenspace to need improvement compared to men who judged it to be currently okay.

7.2.3

In terms of length of residence in the Dart Street Area, those who had lived for 6 years or more judged the local environment and greenspace to need improvement compared to those who had been living in the area for 5 years or less.

7.2.4

In terms of ethnic background, in general, those from a White or Black background judged the local environment and greenspace to need improvement compared to those from an Asian background.

Residents comments on local environment and greenspace

Need more greenspace The streets are very grey, no greenery around. Not enough! Only teenagers with scary dogs enjoy spaces. It became to dangerous, dogs are fighting and the spaces are dirty (dog droppings every where).
There is only a small park for the big area.

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Fig. 7.1: Participating residents views of the Dart Street Area as it currently is

80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% Local environment & greenspace Playspace for children Culture & leisure Shop & other Public transport Neighbourhood facilities retail amenities security & safety Air pollution Sense of community

Currently very good Currently OK Needs more improvement Not sure Not completed

The results of the questionnaire survey revealed that the local aspects of greatest concern to the residents, in order of priority, were: playspace for children, local environment & greenspace and neighbourhood security and safety (the latter two being of equal concern). Playspace for children was the only category in which needs more improvement outweighed currently very good and currently ok.

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7.3
7.3.1

Play Space for Children


68% of residents thought that play space for children needed improvement compared to 27% thinking it was either currently okay or very good.

7.3.2

In terms of age groups, there was a majority in all the age groups who judged play space for children to need improvement.

7.3.3

In terms of gender, both women and men overall judged play space for children to need improvement.

7.3.4

In terms of length of residence in the Dart Street Area, all length of residence groups judged play space for children as needing improvement.

7.3.5

In terms of ethnic background, the main and the sub-groups all judged play space for children as needing improvement.

Residents comments on play space for children

What is available is not enough to go around all the children in the Estate. Dominated by certain groups. Queens Park Gardens is often misused by dog owners despite the dog-run provided. Need more variety for different age groups. My daughter plays in the car park. Kids play on the street or front of the house.

7.4
7.4.1

Culture and Leisure Facilities


63% of residents thought that culture and leisure facilities in the area were either currently okay or very good with 26% thinking they needed improvement.

7.4.2

In terms of age groups, there was a majority in all the age groups who judged that culture and leisure facilities in the area were currently okay.

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Community Planning Project Report 7.4.3 In terms of gender, both women and men overall judged culture and leisure facilities as currently okay. 7.4.4 In terms of length of residence in the Dart Street Area, all length of residence groups judged culture and leisure facilities as currently okay. 7.4.5 In terms of ethnic background, the main and the sub-groups all judged culture and leisure facilities as currently okay.

Residents comments on culture and leisure facilities

Beethoven Centre is quite good. Library facilities at Queens Park good. Jubilee Centre and Moberly Centre very good and cheap. More interactive sessions/groups for all cultures. Leisure facilities are fine, dont know of any culture.

7.5
7.5.1

Shops and Other Retail Amenities


63% of residents thought that shops and other retail amenities in the area were either currently okay or very good with 36% thinking they needed improvement.

7.5.2

In terms of age groups, only those in age group 45-54 years, overall, judged that shops and retail amenities needed improvement.

7.5.3

In terms of gender, both women and men overall judged shops and other retail amenities as currently okay.

7.5.4

In terms of length of residence in the Dart Street Area, only those having lived in Dart Street for less than a year, overall judged that shops and retail amenities needed improvement.

7.5.5

In terms of ethnic background, the Asian-Other overall judged that shops and retail amenities needed improvement.

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Residents comments on shops and other retail amenities

The Dart Street shop is good. Harrow Road is nearby for other shops. Need cash points and more shops, caf would be nice. One shop, too expensive. They deliver to me free of charge. Convenient and cheap.

7.6
7.6.1

Public Transport
73% of residents thought that public transport in the area were either currently okay or very good with 23% thinking it needed improvement.

7.6.2

In terms of age groups, there was a majority in all the age groups who judged that public transport in the area was currently okay.

7.6.3 7.6.4

In terms of gender, both women and men judged public transport as currently okay. In terms of length of residence in the Dart Street Area, all length of residence groups judged public transport as currently okay.

7.6.5

In terms of ethnic background, the main and the sub-groups all judged public transport as currently okay.

Residents comments on public transport

Bus and tube nearby. Only the No 18 bus runs along the Harrow Road. Services are often late and overcrowded. Near and quick. The 187 is not frequent enough. You could wait at the bus stop for 1 hour and no bus.

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7.7
7.7.1

Neighbourhood Safety and Security


48% of residents thought that neighbourhood safety and security in the area were either currently okay or very good with 47% thinking they needed improvement.

7.7.2

In terms of age groups, only those aged 18-24 years overall judged that neighbourhood safety and security was currently okay or very good.

7.7.3

In terms of gender, women overall judged neighbourhood safety and security as in need of improvement compared to men overall who judged that it was currently okay.

7.7.4

In terms of length of residence in the Dart Street Area, only those who had lived in the area for between 1-5 years judged that neighbourhood safety and security were currently okay.

7.7.5

In terms of ethnic background, only the Asian-Bangladeshi and Black-Other groups judged that neighbourhood safety and security were currently okay.

Residents comments on neighbourhood safety and security

Wife got mugged and there have been shootings. A lot of children hanging around. Police took a long time after being called. No good safety measures around here. It has been improved. Everyone looks out for each other

7.8
7.8.1

Air Pollution
61% of residents thought that air quality in the area were either currently okay or very good with 23% thinking they needed improvement.

7.8.2

In terms of age groups, there was a majority in all the age groups who judged that air quality in the area was currently okay.

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Community Planning Project Report 7.8.3 In terms of gender, both women and men judged that air quality in the area was currently okay. 7.8.4 In terms of length of residence in the Dart Street Area, only those having lived in the area less than 1 year judged that air quality was in need of improvement. 7.8.5 In terms of ethnic background, only White-Other and Mixed-White and Caribbean groups judged that air quality was in need of improvement.

Residents comments on air pollution

I think its good considering we live in London. No buses and lorries pass by. But its the same everywhere (a lot of cars). Too many cars, not enough trees.

7.9
7.9.1

Sense of Community
70% of residents thought that the sense of community in the area was either currently okay or very good with 22% thinking it needed improvement.

7.9.2

In terms of age groups, there was a majority in all the age groups who judged that sense of community in the area was currently okay.

7.9.3

In terms of gender, the majority of both women and men judged that sense of community in the area was currently okay.

7.9.4

In terms of length of residence in the Dart Street Area, all length of residence groups judged that sense of community in the area was currently okay.

7.9.5

In terms of ethnic background, only the White-Other group judged that sense of community in the area needed improvement.

Residents comments on sense of community

Lovely community.

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People are friendly. Multicultural. Not very friendly, unless youve been here for long. Not strong community.

7.10

What One Thing would you Change in the Dart Street Area

7.10.1 On this question, residents made comments and seven key inter-related themes emerged from those residents who responded to this question. These were, in order of frequency: cleaner streets; more security and lighting; road safety; more play areas and facilities; more friendly neighbours and stronger community; more greenspace and more shops (see Appendix E for all the comments). 7.10.2 Cleaner streets: The responses focused on the dirtiness of local streets, in particular the amount of dog mess on pavements, and the need for more and better cleaning. 7.10.3 More security and lighting: The responses focused on the need to make the streets safer especially at night with more city guardians/wardens, more patrols and better street lighting. There was also some concern about aggressive dogs in the area and groups of children on the street and in the blocks of flats. 7.10.4 Road safety: The responses focused on the need to make the road safer by reducing traffic speed, stopping teenagers riding mopeds and having a zebra crossing. 7.10.5 Play areas and facilities: The responses focused on the need for more and safer play spaces, play facilities and activities for children of all ages (young children and teenagers). 7.10.6 Community cohesion: The responses focused on the need to build a stronger community and have more interaction with neighbours. 7.10.7 Greenspace: The responses focused on the need for more and safer greenspace for children and adults, the need for more trees and flowers n hanging baskets. 7.10.8 Shops: The responses focused on the need for more shops, in particular a caf in the area, and for these shops to be open longer in the evenings.

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Residents comments on what one thing they would change in the Dart Street Area

Less dog shit! Dart Street needs to look visually more inviting, a good caf would be good, more trees and plants. Better lighting and wardens at night. More control and amenities for the younger generation. Somewhere for the teenagers, sports, no gameboy and slot machines. The cars to go slow so it would safe. Friendly residents that help each other. People to be happy with each others culture and backgrounds.

Specific issues relating to Dart Street 7.11 Road Safety for Children

7.11.1 59% of residents were very worried about the road safety of children on Dart Street compared to 7% who were not worried (See Table 2). 7.11.2 In terms of age groups, there was a majority in all the age groups who were very worried about road safety of children on Dart Street. 7.11.3 In terms of gender, the majority of women were very worried about road safety of children on Dart Street though the proportion of men that were very worried was slightly less than those who were a little worried. 7.11.4 In terms of length of residence in the Dart Street Area, all length of residence groups were very worried about road safety of children on Dart Street. 7.11.5 In terms of ethnic background, all the main groups and the majority of the sub groups were very worried about road safety of children on Dart Street. Only the White-Irish and the Mixed-White and Black Caribbean had higher proportions of residents who were a little worried .

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Fig. 7.2: Participating residents views of the Dart Street Area

70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% Road safety for children Road safety for adults Speed of traffic Amount of traffic Illegal parking Not worried A little worried Very worried Not sure Not completed

Road safety for children and speed of traffic were of greatest concern to those residents surveyed with the highest responses for very worried, and less than 15% of residents stated they were not worried, compared to more than 35% for all other categories, demonstrating greater consensus over these issues.

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Residents comments on road safety for children

Dart Street is particularly dangerous. The traffic is too fast. People park inconsiderately and illegally. You never see traffic wardens. Too much speeding. Children not looking when crossing the roads. Children run after the ball in the road.

7.12

Speed of Traffic

7.12.1 48% of residents were very worried about the speed of traffic on Dart Street compared to 13% who were not worried. 7.12.2 In terms of age groups, the majority in all the age groups were very worried about speed of traffic on Dart Street. 7.12.3 In terms of gender, the majority of women were very worried about speed of traffic on Dart Street compared to the majority of men who were little worried. 7.12.4 In terms of length of residence in the Dart Street Area, all the length of residence groups had a majority of residents who were very worried about speed of traffic on Dart Street. 7.12.5 In terms of ethnic background, all the groups were either very worried or a little worried about speed of traffic on Dart Street.

Residents comments on speed of traffic

Cars often speed along Dart Street. It needs speed bumps urgently. The hill makes the cars go fast. Young inexperienced drivers go to fast. Cars drive fast late at night.

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7.13

Amount of Traffic

7.13.1 36% of residents were not worried about amount of traffic on Dart Street compared to 19% who were very worried. 7.13.2 In terms of age groups, the highest proportion of residents not worried about road safety of adults on Dart Street were in the 18-24 years and the 25-34 years age groups. Though the majority in all age groups were either very worried or a little worried about the amount of traffic on Dart Street. 7.13.3 In terms of gender, there was a high proportion of men who were not worried about the amount of traffic on Dart Street than women though overall the majority of women and men were either very worried or a little worried. 7.13.4 In terms of length of residence in the Dart Street Area, only those having lived more than 20 years had the highest proportion of residents who were not worried about the amount of traffic on Dart Street. 7.13.5 In terms of ethnic background, only the Black-African, Asian-Bangladeshi and MixedWhite and Black Caribbean groups had the highest proportion of residents who were not worried about the amount of traffic on Dart Street.

Residents comments on amount of traffic

I am concerned about possible increases due to the nearby congestion zone. Its ok. Because public transport has failed.

7.14

Illegal Parking

7.14.1 42% of residents were not worried about illegal parking on Dart Street compared to 12% who were very worried. 7.14.2 In terms of age groups, the highest proportion of residents who were not worried about illegal parking on Dart Street were in the 18-24 years, 25-34 years and 45-54 years age groups.

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Community Planning Project Report 7.14.3 In terms of gender, the majority of both women and men were not worried about illegal parking on Dart Street. 7.14.4 In terms of length of residence in the Dart Street Area, only those having lived 11-20 years and more than 20 years had the highest proportion of residents who were not worried about the road safety of adults on Dart Street. 7.14.5 In terms of ethnic background, all the ethnic groups had a high proportion of residents who were not worried about illegal parking on Dart Street.

Residents comments on illegal parking

I have seen a number of near accidents involving young children because it is difficult to cross the road due to speeding and illegal parking. Not enough parking.

7.15

Meet with and Talk to Friends on Dart Street

7.15.1 76% of residents either sometimes or often met with and talked to friends on Dart Streets compared to 19% who never did. 7.15.2 In terms of age groups, the highest proportion of residents who never met with and talked to friends on Dart Streets were in the 18-24 years age group. 7.15.3 In terms of gender, women met with and talk to friends on Dart Street more often than men. 7.15.4 In terms of length of residence in the Dart Street Area, only those having lived less than one year had the highest proportion of residents never having met with and talked to friends on Dart Street. 7.15.5 In terms of ethnic background, all the ethnic groups had a majority of people who had sometimes or often met with an talked to friends on Dart Street.

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Could Dart Street be a Better Community Meeting Space

7.16.1 77% of residents have either sometimes or often considered that Dart Street could be a better community meeting space compared to 2% who had never considered this. 7.16.2 In terms of age groups, all the age groups had either sometimes or often considered that Dart Street could be a better community meeting space with those 35 years and over having a majority of residents who had considered this often. 7.16.3 In terms of gender, both men and women have either sometimes or often considered that Dart Street could be a better community meeting space. 7.16.4 In terms of length of residence in the Dart Street Area, all length of residence groups have either sometimes or often considered that Dart Street could be a better community meeting space. 7.16.5 In terms of ethnic background, all the ethnic groups have either sometimes or often considered that Dart Street could be a better community meeting space.

7.17

What One Change would you make in Dart Street itself

7.17.1 On this question, residents made comments and seven inter-related themes that emerged were the same ones as those for the Dart Street Area. These were: cleaner streets; more security and lighting; road safety; more play areas and facilities; more friendly neighbours and stronger community; more greenspace and more shops (see Appendix E for all the comments).

Residents comments on what one change they would make to Dart Street itself

Security, has too many drug dealers etc. A lollipop lady. There is always room for improvement. Perhaps a library with opportunities to use Google or other web search for educational purposes and a basketball court for children and teenagers to practise their skills and unwind in a positive way . Shopping centre.

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Lighting in the evening could be improved. Bus stop on Dart Street. Mature trees planted. More rubbish bins. Beethoven Centre publicised more. Cars should travel slower on Dart Street. Going down the street, walk with children going to school, walking away with children, I want to more safety. Or coming to the shop or walking at evening I would like to feel safe. Cleaner street. More CCTV.

7.18

Would a Dart Street Home Zone have Positive Benefits for the Local Community

7.18.1 64% of residents strongly agree and 17% slightly agree that a Dart Street Home Zone would have positive benefits for the local community compared with 1% who disagree strongly and 3% who disagree slightly (see Appendix E for all the comments). 7.18.2 In terms of age groups, a majority of all the age groups strongly agree that a Dart street Home Zone would have positive benefits for the local community. 7.18.3 In terms of gender, a majority of both men and women strongly agree that a Dart Street Home Zone would have positive benefits for the local community. 7.18.4 In terms of length of residence in the Dart Street Area, a majority of all length of residence groups strongly agree that a Dart Street Home Zone would have positive benefits for the local community. 7.18.5 In terms of ethnic background, all the ethnic groups strongly agree that a Dart Street Home Zone would have positive benefits for the local community.

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Residents comments on how a Dart Street Home Zone would have benefits for the community

I believe that we all perform better when we are comfortable with our surroundings. Our young society needs encouragements and opportunities to achieve in a relaxed atmosphere. More friendly, attractive. Nothing ever happens, its always talk. I think the cars would still go fast and that it would still be unsafe to cross the road. It could start making groups of people e.g. gang.

7.19

Summary Questionnaire Survey Findings

7.19.1 A majority of residents who responded to the questionnaire, 68%, felt that childrens playspace in the area needed to be improved. 7.19.2 A majority of residents, 59%, were worried about the road safety of children on Dart Street. 7.19.3 A majority of residents, 48%, were worried about the speed of traffic on Dart Street. 7.19.4 A majority of residents, 76%, either sometimes or often meet and talk with friends on Dart Street. 7.19.5 A majority of residents, 77%, felt that Dart Street could be improved further as a community meeting space. 7.19.6 A majority of residents, 64%, strongly agreed that a Dart Street Home Zone would have positive benefits for the local community. 7.19.7 There was a roughly 50:50 split between those residents who felt the local environment and greenspace needed improvement and those who thought it was okay or very good.

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Community Planning Project Report 7.19.8 There was a roughly 50:50 split between those residents who felt that neighbourhood safety and security needed improvement and those who felt that it was okay or very good. 7.19.9 In terms of the comments made by residents to the questions, residents had seven key inter-related concerns in the Dart Street Area. These were, in order of the highest number of comments on an issue: cleaner streets; more security and lighting; road safety; more play areas and facilities; more friendly neighbours and stronger community; more greenspace and more shops.

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8.1
8.1.1

Community Planning Day


Introduction
The Community Planning Day took the form of an outdoor street event situated on Dart Street opposite the Sure Start offices and the Coronation Mini Market.

8.1.2

The event took place on a Saturday in order to gain the largest attendance. Two large trestle tables were erected on which a laminated map of the existing Dart Street was laid.

8.1.3

There were four facilitators on the day, two male and two female, from a range of backgrounds and ages.

8.2
8.2.1

Activities on the Day


Residents were invited to draw on the laminated maps with whiteboard marker pens to show how Dart Street could look and what they wanted on it.

8.2.2

Highway designers and community consultation facilitators were present to explain to residents the concept of a Home Zone and to encourage discussion and debate among residents and the consultation team. Models of cars, planters and other street features were on hand to facilitate the process of visualizing the possibilities and constraints to improve and enhance Dart Street.

8.2.3

There were a range of posters on display that illustrated examples and elements of successful Home Zone in other areas. These focused on key elements of streets e.g. road surface materials, street furniture, public art and greenery to help people think about what other areas have done.

8.2.4

On the Community Planning Day, the laminated map showed the existing layout of Dart Street (see Fig. 6.3). Cut out models of the existing buildings along Dart Street were placed on the laminated table-top plan to add reference points. One of Peter Brett Associates highway designers was present to view first hand the aspirations and concerns of local residents.

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Fig. 8.1: Community Planning Day Poster Displayed in Dart Street and the surrounding area

Fig. 8.2: An information poster used on the day

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Community Planning Project Report 8.2.5 On the day a Dr Bike workshop was run and a number of local residents, adults and children, had their bikes repaired. A Sustainable Travel Advisor, from Westminster Council, advised people about different travel options and also gave out sustainable goodies including free pens, a free bag, free low energy light bulbs and fluorescent arm bands for safe walking and cycling at in the evenings. There was also a representative of Westminster Sports Unit to encourage residents to become more physically active. 8.2.6 Street Party activities were also organised to attract children and their parents. These included two street circus performers, free blown-up balloons and free goodie bags with fruit juice, a packet of crisps and some sweets.

Figure 8.3: Street circus performer showing and teaching children how to juggle

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8.3
8.3.1

Summary Community Planning Day Findings


Several children and one or two adults mentioned road near miss accidents on Dart Street. Many children were saying my cousin/brother/friend.... One story in particular involved a group of boys playing football in the road, a female motorist pulling out of one of the surrounding roads and nearly hitting them. She subsequently told them she would pester the local council to provide them with play spaces that were safe and out of the way of motorists.

8.3.2

A number of residents spoke of the difficulty of turning onto Dart Street particularly on the road which passes the Coronation Mini Market and Housing Association Centre and the poor visibility at junctions. The main culprit was identified as the delivery and work vans in the area, who were perceived to be non-residents. Residents favoured not allowing the vans (non-residents) to park there.

8.3.3

There was a tendency for mopeds/motorbikes to 'race' along the street, particular reference was made to the summer months. Traffic calming measures (non-specific) were suggested.

8.3.4

When drawing on the laminated maps, several children drew traffic calming measures such as roundabouts, pedestrian crossings and traffic lights. These were very popular suggestion to combat the difficulties of visibility and traffic flow. As well as zebra crossings - in combination with the above to provide a designated crossing point.

8.3.5

Children said they'd like to be able to park their bikes in a bike rack on Dart Street, outside the Mini Market, etc. They also suggested having a bike shed or locatable storage area on the street. It is unclear whether this was because they were living in the flats and did not have space to store them at home.

8.3.6

One woman said she thought educating the residents was key to the success of any new initiatives or measures in the area. If there was a campaign to show local people, especially children, what facilities are available to them, and how to use them responsibly and respectfully, they would be far more long-lasting and successful.

8.3.7

One of the first young mums who passed our stall said she's lived here all her life and thought the area had improved a lot already. She thought though that some local people spoilt the efforts to continue improving the area by their behaviour.

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Community Planning Project Report 8.3.8 A young women said she felt very unsafe on her own at night. She mentioned street lighting. She also managed to convey that the biggest issue for her was security and personal safety. She also mentioned that there was a lack of a sense of community 8.3.9 More and better playspace for children was a major concern. One little girl said Queens Park was too far to walk to on your own if you're little. Some of the boys told us that the green space just off of Dart Street has a 'no ball games' sign so they cannot play football there. Some children also wanted play facilities like an amusement park. 8.3.10 One boy mentioned an area where one can buy part of a wall to do graffiti art work on. He said this was popular. 8.3.11 One woman resident thought said she knew about Home Zones and thought they were a big mistake. She believed creating community areas where people can congregate encourages anti-social behaviour. She thought that certain cultural groups of residents would never mix regardless of opportunities to do so. Benches which are inoffensive (and useful for older residents) during the day, have potential to be threatening after dark (places where youths can smoke/drink/take drugs/make lots of noise). She mentioned that a pitch specifically for football and other games used to be accessible on Dart Street but was built upon and now children dont have anything else similar. She's been a resident for 30 years and has seen certain things be implemented, abused or damaged, and then removed. 8.3.12 Dog poo and general litter were also issues raised frequently. Apparently there is not a 'poop and scoop' culture in the area and dog poo on the pavements is a big issue. Solutions suggested were a public awareness campaign to educate people and provision of bins. 8.3.13 A few older residents said that there was a problem with older children hanging around the streets and in stairwells at night, smoking, drinking etc (general anti-social behaviour) there was a concern that any redevelopment in the area would be misused in this way as well. There was a perception that these were children coming from outside the area rather than the local children. A desire to remove these

children was the only 'solution,' individual attempts to request they leave had failed. 8.3.14 Safety talks and a uniform for children was a suggestion from the children themselves. That there should be information on how to cross roads safely and

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Community Planning Project Report perhaps some kind of 'uniform' so that children can easily be identified/are visible. Presumably something like reflective band or jacket schemes. 8.3.15 Park benches for the elderly was suggested by the children. 8.3.16 Art work/graffiti - public art work set in the floor, encouraging traffic/public safety (a suggestion made by a child who had visited the Bristol Home Zone). Similarly some kind of display space which is set aside for graffiti. 8.3.17 Dart Street not the right location one resident responded quite negatively to the idea of redesigning Dart Street. He said that the real problems were on the street behind (towards the housing offices) and that we were only trying to change what people could see. He seemed to be concerned about the anti-social behaviour that occurs at night. 8.3.18 One woman suggested moving the phone box to the pavement where the Mini Market and Surestart Centre were as in the evening and at night the current phone box was pretty isolated. 8.3.19 A number of residents wanted more greenery particularly more mature trees, plants and flowers.

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Fig. 8.4: Local children getting involved in generating ides for redesigning Dart Street

Fig. 8.5: Local father discussing his issues concerning Dart Street

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Community Planning Project Report Figure 8.6: Laminated map of the existing Dart Street layout used to generate re-design ideas from local children and adults

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9
9.1 9.1.1

Final Exhibition Day


Introduction Following the Community Planning Day, Peter Brett Associates highway designers developed two concept layout options for a potential Dart Street Home Zone.

9.1.2

These options incorporated as many of the ideas that residents had described to the consultation team during the Community Planning Day and the findings from the Community Questionnaire and Local Childrens Art Competition.

9.1.3

These two options were presented on the day as two laminated concept design options for Dart Streets.

9.1.4

Again posters around Dart Street and the surrounding area were used to advertise the event.

Figure 9.1: Final Exhibition Day poster

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Community Planning Project Report 9.2 9.2.1 9.2.2 Draft Concept Design Options for a Dart Street Home Zone Two design options, Options A and B, were developed for Dart Street. Option A narrows the junction at Beethoven Street and Bravington Road These are to be the extent of the Home Zone with relevant signing. 9.2.3 Parking is shown opposite the shop (3 bays) and Sure Start Centre in chevron pattern. On the eastern section of Dart Street there are 16 bays with varied configuration of chevron and parallel. There are a total of 19 parking bays on both sides of Dart Street and incorporates a loading bay outside the mini market. 9.2.4 The footway is widened extensively adjacent to the Shop and Sure Start Centre, adjacent to the telephone call box and substantially widened at the junction of Dowland Street and Bruckner Street to reduce the road space and incorporating tight radius bends to slow turning traffic. 9.2.5 Safe crossing places were suggested as being mnext to the footway from Naylor House over to the shop and adjacent to the telephone call box. Other locations were indicated as being on the junctions with Dowland Street and Bruckner Street. The narrowings at either end were also places to cross Dart Street safely. 9.2.6 9.2.7 Option B also has narrowings at Beethoven Street and Bravington Road. Parking was shown as being 6 spaces for the shop and Sure Start Centre with 14 spaces along the eastern end of Dart Street . Various configurations were shown for parking patterns as either chevron or parallel. There are 20 parking bays generally on both sides of Dart Street. 9.2.8 More horizontal deflections were incorporated into this option with agreater horizontal shift at the junction with Dowland Street and Bruckner Street to break the linearity of the view along Dart Street. 9.2.9 As Option A, footways have been widened adjacent to the shop and telephone call box . 9.2.10 Safe crossing places were also identified as being at the road narrowing both ends of the scheme, adjacent to Naylor House, the telephone call box and the revised

junction at Dowland Street and Bruckner Street.

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Fig. 9.1: Draft Concept Design for a Draft Street Home Zone Option A

Fig. 9.2: Draft Concept Design for a Draft Street Home Zone Option B

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Community Planning Project Report 9.2.11 An indication of possible planting was shown on both Options. 9.2.12 A broad brush assessment of the carriageway area versus footway area shows a reclaim of approximately 37% (400m2) to footway use.

9.3 9.3.1

Activities on the Day On the final consultation day, the two table-top design options demonstrated achievable schemes that could be built on Dart Street. The form of the designs addressed the aspirations and comments from the questionnaire survey and first consultation (Community Planning) Day. Neither of the layouts was presented as a

finished scheme; rather they were options that could be filled in by community members. 9.3.2 Residents were invited to use whiteboard markers to highlight their preference for one or other of the concept design as well as to highlight issues and further changes they wanted on the design options. The large scale laminated plans could be drawn on by local residents just as on the Community Planning Day. Residents were also asked to state a preference between the two conceptual design options.
Fig. 9.3: Queens Park Forum, London Play and the PBA team discuss the design options with local residents

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Community Planning Project Report 9.3.3 There was no street entertainment at the Final Exhibition Day. The second public event was more focused at clarifying the reality of what could be achieved in Dart Street whilst still meeting technical and transportation standards. 9.3.4 In general, the concept options were received favourably. Facilitators recorded the preferred scheme from all visitors to the exhibition stand. Option B was preferred by the majority and will form the basis of a submission to Westminster. 9.3.5 It was evident that having a proposed road scheme to look at triggered more comment and contribution from community members than the blank road layout that was tabled on the first consultation day. When a road scheme could be visualized, the feedback was more relevant and forthcoming.
Fig. 9.4: Local resident filling out a questionnaire

9.4 9.4.1

Summary Final Exhibition Day Findings Residents liked elements of both designs though of the residents who commented Option B received more votes than Option A.

9.4.2

Overall, there was general agreement that a merging of the two options, where possible, would create the best concept design for a potential Dart Street Home Zone.

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10 Community Newsletters
10.1 Introduction

10.1.1 The best way of communicating with local people was at the Community Planning and Final Exhibition Days and in informal conversations on Dart Street and at the Beethoven Centre. 10.1.2 However, to ensure that as many residents were aware of the project and had the opportunity to become involved we produced two newsletters. 10.1.3 These were distributed by Queens Park Forum and London Play in a variety of locations and door to door.

10.2

First Newsletter

10.2.1 The first newsletter was a general introduction to London Play and its work in Queens Park, to include key contact details together with an outline description of the Home Zone initiative and notice of the forthcoming Community Planning Day (see Fig.10.1). 10.3 Second Newsletter

10.3.1 The second newsletter gave headline details of the findings of the community planning and consultation and the outline conceptual design.

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Fig. 10.1: First newsletter letting local people know about the Dart Street Community Planning and Consultation Project

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Fig. 10.2: Second headline details of the findings of the community planning and consultation and the outline conceptual design

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11 Liaison with Key Professional Stakeholders


11.1 Introduction

11.1.1 The consultant team liaised with key transport, environment and health stakeholders from the Highways Agency, Westminster Council, Westminster PCT and the emergency services. These meetings and discussions took place between January and March 2007. Meetings were also held with the Sure Start Centre Manager, the Mini Market Manager and the Health Centre Manager. 11.1.2 They were also informed of the community planning project and were also invited to the community planning and final exhibition days.

11.2

Westminster Council

11.2.1 A meeting was held with Westminster Councils Highways Department. The meeting was to inform and engage with the Council on the proposed community planning and consultation project and gauge the Councils perspective on a potential Dart Street Home Zones. The consultant team helped to draft up a Briefing Note for the members of Westminster City Council (see Appendix F). 11.2.2 We were informed that there was a cessation in support for traffic calming schemes. 11.2.3 PBA also presented the Concept Design to Westminster Councils Street Improvement Review Group (SIRG) in June 2007. This is one of the early vetting stages in Westminster Councils approval process in the Design and Implementation of Highway Projects Associated with Development. 11.2.4 The SIRG were supportive of the community planning and consultation project and, in principal, to improving streets in line with residents views including through a potential Home Zone. The proposal, does not at the moment, conflict with other areas of established work that Westminster is doing. However, Westminster would need to do their own consultation and funding would need to be considered as the TfL funding programmes can change. Given the costs of possibly half a million 500,000 they would need to consider the opportunity costs (what else they could do with this kind of money).
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Community Planning Project Report 11.2.5 However, the SIRG, had a number of concerns: 11.2.6 What the true depth of support there was in the local community for the Home Zone proposal was actually likely to be if this proposal went ahead i.e. they were concerned that given their experience of the area that if further work was undertaken and the project was likely to go ahead you would find many residents changing their minds and saying no they did not want it. This is an issue because changes were made in the past after consultation with residents on changing the streets in the area, e.g. taking out seating etc because of residents concerns about young people in the streets, and this project is reporting that residents would now like seats, etc. 11.2.7 SIRG are unlikely to support explicit 20mph zones. They do not routinely support traffic calming because of the potential impact on other streets i.e. traffic is displaced rather than dealt with so you are moving the problem from one area to another and compared to say Kilburn Lane the traffic problems are minor to moderate on Dart Street. Westminster judge Home Zones as essentially traffic calming schemes. They also don't support additional/too much signage linked to this e.g. speed signs, maybe even Home Zone signs etc. 11.2.8 SIRG also felt there was little connectivity between what was being proposed for Dart Street between the School, Health Centre, Queens Park Gardens and the Jubilee Sports Centre. They considered that a scheme looking at Safer Routes/Safer Connections between key amenities was more relevant for children and would better take account of the wider area in relation to, for example, traffic impacts. 11.2.9 SIRG also felt that any proposed Home Zone would needs strong support and backing from the Queens Park Local Area Renewal Partnership (LARP) as well as Queens Park Forum. This would need to an integral part of their work programmes. 11.2.10 In terms of the conceptual design: a) entry treatments okay b) kerbs preferred

to being flush for DDA reasons c) the scheme needed to be DDA (Disability Discrimination Act) Compliant i.e. disability access needs to be built in, d) the sustainability of the planting e.g. planters in terms of watering and viability of the plants e) street materials and furniture will need to follow the 'Westminster Way' design guide. 11.2.11 Finally, SIRG would classify this as an 'Area Based Scheme' in terms of TfL

funding to support Westminster's own Borough Spending Plan allocation.

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11.3

Sure Start Centre

11.3.1 The Sure Start Centre Manager was supportive of the community planning and consultation project and the potential for a Home Zone in Dart Street. However, she did have concerns as currently there was significant noise and disruption outside the Centre and a potential Dart Street Home Zone could make this worse especially if benches or other amenities were placed directly opposite the Centre.

11.4

Coronation Street Mini Market

11.4.1 The owner-manager of the Mini market was supportive of the community planning and consultation project and the potential for a Home Zone to be created in Dart Street. His key concern was having a loading bay facility adjacent to ensure that deliveries to the shop could be carried out quickly and easily.

11.5

Emergency Services

11.5.1 Discussions were held with the Police, Ambulance and Fire Service to inform them of the community planning and consultation project and to get there feedback on the ideas and issues in relation to potential Dart Street Home Zone and access by emergency vehicles. Their advice on the re-design of Dart Street was taken into account in the development of the conceptual designs

11.6

Summary Professional Stakeholder Discussion Findings

11.6.1 All the agencies were supportive of the community planning and consultation project. However, all of them raised issues which will need to be addressed in the next stage of the project should funding become available to produce detailed designs. This stage would also require further consultation.

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12 Residents Design Advisory Group


12.1 Introduction

12.1.1 A stated earlier, it was decided by the CPCSG that creating a Residents Design Advisory Group (RDAG) within the timescales of this project was not feasible and that therefore the project would collect contact details of local residents interested in becoming more involved in the next phase as an when funding became available to develop detailed designs for improving Dart Street. 12.1.2 Therefore through the questionnaire survey, the community planning and the final exhibition days the consultant team gathered names and addresses of residents interested in knowing more and getting more involved.

12.2

Identifying and Recruiting Potential Members

12.2.1 During the course of the community planning and consultation activities 118 local residents gave their contact details and said yes to wanting to know more about the Dart Street Home Zone and being further involved in supporting any potential improvement of Dart Street.

12.3

Summary RDAG Findings

12.3.1 There is a lot of interest from local residents in supporting and actively helping to improve the Dart Street Area. 12.3.2 Given the number of residents who expressed an interest it will be important to develop a range of communication channels alongside regular meetings. These could include a Dart Street Home Zone website, email, letters and events at the Beethoven Centre.

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13 Final Concept Design


13.1 Introduction

13.1.1 After the Community Planning Day, two design options were prepared for the Final Exhibition Day. 13.1.2 These options took into account the findings of the childrens art competition, the questionnaire survey, the Community Planning day and the professional stakeholders that the consultant team contacted. 13.1.3 Taking the communitys comments and the residents votes on the two options into consideration, the final outline concept design has been developed and is shown In Fig. 13.1 and Appendix G.

13.2

Design Guidance

13.2.1 The Manual for Streets is the national guidance on street design as opposed to urban road design which, in this context of this report, is deemed non-residential. It was published in March 2007 and emphasises the importance of the pedestrians and being able to walk to key services amenities Design Bulletin 32. 13.2.2 The Joint Committee on Mobility of Blind and Partially Sighted People (JCMBPS) published a policy statement on Shared Space in the Public Realm. 13.2.3 Westminster Council publish a technical design guide for street improvement works called The Westminster Way. This is the primary source of design guidance for schemes within Westminster. The detailed design of Dart Street will follow this guidance in terms of the palette of materials and street furniture. 13.2.4 Westminster Council also publishes their Design and Implementation of Highway Projects Associated with Development. This is a guide on procedure for the successful implementation of street improvement works. much more than its predecessor,

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Community Planning Project Report 13.2.5 Westminster also have a Street Improvement Review Group (SIRG), which assesses proposals for street improvement works. A SIRG review has been undertaken for this scheme. 13.3 Design Goals

13.3.1 The design proposals for the Dart Street Area are directly informed by the public consultation results. Generally, the main residents concerns were of vehicle speeds and lack of public amenity space within the Dart Street corridor. 13.3.2 The main findings from the consultation process are listed below, with their design responses: 13.3.3 Consideration of people with sight and physical impairments in the development of a Dart Street Home Zone. Design Response: The JCMPBS fully supports the aim to reduce the dominance of vehicles, reduce traffic speed and make the streets a safer place, as for blind, deaf-blind and partially sighted people a safe and accessible pedestrian environment is fundamental to independent mobility. There are no issues with: the narrowing of the carriageway and increasing the size of the pavement; rationalisation of street furniture, increased lighting and the provision of seating at regular points. There are potential issues with: reducing or removing any demarcation between surfaces used by cars and other vehicles and pedestrian areas; removal of Controlled Crossing Points; the effect on wayfinding for blind and partially sighted people; and mixed use with pedestrians and cyclists. Key principles that would be used to develop the detailed concept designs: The right of all pedestrians to unrestricted and safe passageway must be upheld under all circumstances. Safety and peace of mind of footway and carriageway users must have precedence over all other issues.

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Community Planning Project Report A proper balance must be established between vehicular traffic, cyclists and pedestrians so that each does not adversely affect the others. A mobility design hierarchy of users: Disabled people; then Pedestrians; then Cyclists; then Public transport; then Freight deliveries; and then Other motorised modes. This hierarchy will be reflected in the reallocation of road space and its subsequent design and management. 13.3.4 More green space wanted / not enough trees. Design Response: It would be difficult to provide green space in the Dart Street corridor, however, planting beds and trees can be provided. 13.3.5 Too many cars / cars to go slower / want the road to wiggle so that cars go slow. Design Response: The proposed layout will help to reduce vehicle speeds by restricting the width of the vehicle track and introducing horizontal carriageway deflections along Dart Street. 13.3.6 Not enough parking / inconsiderate parking. Design Response: There is an inevitable compromise as to the amount of parking that can be provided when dedicating more road space to pedestrians. Within the design, parking has been reduced, from a possible 25 spaces to 19 spaces for Option A and 20 spaces for Option B over the whole length of Dart Street from Beethoven Street to Bravington Road. Measures incorporated to stop inconsiderate parking are the use of street furniture, planting beds and trees to create a vehicle-way and designing out space that could be available or accessible for ad-hoc parking behaviour. 13.3.7 No safe place for pedestrians to cross / children after the ball in the road./ near accidents. Design Response: Crossing places have been increased in number and have been introduced at points along the new car-way where the car-way width has been reduced and is flanked on both sides by extra wide pedestrian footway.

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Community Planning Project Report The combination of reduced car-way width and wide footway will reduce accident rates significantly through reduced vehicle speeds and reduced incidence of inadvertent car/pedestrian conflict through narrow footway provision. 13.3.8 More access for the disabled / places to sit. Design Response: The proposed layout shows possible seating locations especially adjacent to the telephone call box. Further locations for seating can be discussed at the detailed design stage. Additionally, full dropped kerbs and tactile paving as appropriate will be provided at the relevant locations at the extremities of the scheme and also within the proposed scheme. These details will be discussed with Westminster City Council at the full design stage in conjunction with materials and standard details.

13.3.9 The principle of the design options was to provide more amenity space for pedestrians, reduce vehicle speeds and introduce visual amenity which serves to enable the street to be read as a pedestrian space rather than a car space. 13.3.10 In order to achieve the aspirations of the local community, the design is based

on the reallocation of road space bringing the Home Zone concept into the scheme. With the whole width of the highway (carriageway and footways) there is potential to use between a 10m and 20m corridor. 13.3.11 To reduce vehicle speeds, the straight through alignment of Dart Street has

been changed to provide horizontal deflections that will break the linearity view. Additionally, the main cross road junction with Dowland Street and Bruckner Street is reduced in size and the through alignment changed which will slow traffic. 13.3.12 By reducing the vehicle track widths and rearranging the parking, generally to

provide a chevron pattern, it is possible to gain more footway space. This is especially relevant outside the Sure Start Centre and Coronation Mini Market. Some additional footway space is also gained adjacent to the telephone box. 13.3.13 With the use of car parking, planting beds and trees, the character of Dart

Street can be changed from a vehicular through route to a pedestrian and car shared space. Large areas of pedestrian space can be created behind parking and planting which encourages pedestrians to use this newly acquired space.
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13.4.1 The use of different paving materials will convey messages to the vehicle driver that they are in an area that should be shared by all users with the motorised vehicle being the visitor into the area. This would help to discourage through traffic and maintain lower vehicle speeds. 13.4.2 A raised vehicle track will continue along the whole length of Dart Street. This means that there will be no kerbs throughout the scheme. It is intended to use different surfacing materials to indicate the changes in priority at junctions and other features. 13.4.3 Starting at the western end of the scheme junction Dart Street / Beethoven Street the existing raised table is retained but as a smaller footprint. This will be the start of the Home Zone scheme with its gateway and narrowings, and is designed to slow vehicular traffic entering the scheme.

Fig. 13.1: Final concept design for a Dart Street Home Zone

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Community Planning Project Report 13.4.4 The footway on the northern side adjacent to Sure Start and the Coronation Mini Market is increased in area. A narrowing is also located at this position with an informal crossing place from the footway to Naylor House. 13.4.5 On street parking will be available outside the mini market in chevron pattern and will form part of the traffic calming feature. Additional parking will be available adjacent to Naylor House. 13.4.6 At the junction with Dowland Street and Bruckner Street, changes in surface materials / block laying patterns will indicate this junction. Ramps from the raised vehicle track will lead into both Dowland Street and Bruckner Street with safe pedestrian crossing points across these two bell mouths. Travelling in an easterly direction, traffic will need to negotiate a left/right stagger and narrowings that will slow traffic. 13.4.7 Note: It is believed that Dowland Street and Bruckner Street are not adopted by the highway authority. Therefore, any works areas within the bell mouths of these streets will need to be designed so as not to interfere with the private areas. 13.4.8 The centre section of Dart Street will generally be two-way traffic with on street parking on both sides. On the northern side parking is parallel to the kerb line and on the southern side parking will be in chevron formation. By mixing the parking arrangement, the linearity of the street will be broken which will lead to lower vehicle speeds. 13.4.9 The footway on the southern side will be increased in area adjacent to the telephone call box including a street narrowing. Additionally, there will be an informal, safe pedestrian crossing area of Dart Street at the narrowing 13.4.10 At the junction with Bravington Road, there will be another gateway that will

indicate the end of the scheme. Incorporated into this feature will be a safe pedestrian crossing area. 13.4.11 In general, the surfacing materials will be similar across the whole of the street

width. In order to differentiate between vehicle track and other areas of use, changes in laying patterns, coloured surface dressing, street furniture and planting will all add to the overall ambience of Dart Street and making a statement that the motor vehicle is a visitor into the area and that they should give priority to all other road users.

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Community Planning Project Report 13.4.12 Only by visually changing the street scene away from a conventional street

layout will there be an opportunity to reduce vehicle speeds and possibly through traffic. By achieving these goals, all other vulnerable road users will have a better, safer place to meet, shop and spend time.

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14 Indicative Budget for the Dart Street Home Zone


14.1 Introduction

14.1.1 Given the outline nature of the concept design and the lack of time to consult on the details of materials, street furniture and public art within the proposed Dart Street Home Zone the budget provided in Table 14.1 should be seen as indicative.

14.2

Methodology

14.2.1 The budget has been developed using standard highways engineering costings formulas and are based on current prices for materials and labour. 14.2.2 Depending on when funding becomes available to take the Dart Street Home Zone project to the next stage these costings will need to be reviewed and revised as necessary. 14.2.3 The budget only considers the construction of the Home Zone and no calculations on the cost of the management, maintenance and after care are included because no consultation or agreement has been reached on the kinds of materials, street furniture and specific greenery to be used has been carried out.

14.3

Likely funding needed

14.3.1 It is likely that an overall budget of 500,000 would be needed to implement the Dart Street Home Zone. This would include the cost of: a) further detailed community consultation, including the setting up of a residents design advisory group; b) the development of the Home Zone; and c) money for maintenance and after care.

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Fig. 14.1: Indicative budget for a Dart Street Home Zone TYPE
HIGHWAYS WORKS
Granular Type 1 sub-base (Assuming 100mm layer thickness Pedestrian Only Areas)
SUB-TOTAL 6,714

DESCRIPTION

Unit
m3

Quantity
160.00

Unit Price
41.96

TOTAL
6,714

KERB, FOOTWAYS AND PAVED AREAS Kerb


Granite Kerbs m 690.00 16.45 11,351 114,470 48,030
173,851

Paved Areas
Precast Concrete Block Paving (On 50mm thick sharp sand bedding) Precast Concrete Paving Flags (On 25mm cement mortar bed)
SUB-TOTAL

m2 m2

1277.00 1601.00

89.64 30.00

DRAINAGE AND SERVICE DUCTS


Gullies Connections (Assuming 10m connections)
SUB-TOTAL 21,600

no m

24.00 240.00

250.00 65.00

6,000

15,600

TRAFFIC SIGNS
Signs (Assuming 'No Entry signs only) SUBTOTAL 4,000 no 4.00 1,000.00 4,000

STREET LIGHTING
Columns no 8.00 22.000.00
SUB-TOTAL

16,000.00
16,000

ROAD MARKINGS
Lines and Markings (Assuming Thermoplastic Paint)
SUB-TOTAL 600

day

1.50

400.00

600

SOFT LANDSCAPING
Planters Standard tree in tree pit including tree guard and precast tree grid slabs Diversion of utilizes no 1.00 25,000.00
SUB-TOTAL

no no

15.00 9.00

2,500 185.00

7,500 1,665

25,000
34,165

Fees & Contingencies 20%

TOTAL

256,929 51,386

TOTAL

308,315

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15 Next Steps and Way Forward


15.1 Introduction

15.1.1 The next stage of the Dart Street Home Zone proposal are to obtain funding for: a) further consultation, b) the development of detailed designs and c) the construction and management of the Home Zone. 15.1.2 The support of the stakeholders that have been involved and engaged during this Project will need to be maintained and built upon. 15.1.3 After the local community, Westminster City Council, Queens Park Forum and the Queens Park Local Area Renewal Partnership (LARP) are the major stakeholders that will need to actively support the Dart Street Home Zone proposal.

15.2

Putting it on the agenda

15.2.1 The first step is be to ensure that the Dart Street Home Zone becomes part of the agendas and work programmes of Queens Park Forum and the Queens Park LARP. 15.2.2 It will be important for both the Queens Park Forum and the Queens Park LARP to strongly support the Dart Street Home Zone proposal.

15.3

Approval Process

15.3.1 The second step will be to gain the formal approval of Westminster for the Dart Street Home Zone proposal to be implemented. 15.3.2 Westminster City Council have standardised the procedure for the implementation of street works within the Borough (See Fig. 15.1). 15.3.3 This is likely to involve further consultation work carried out by Westminster Council. Queens Park Forum and London Play should ensure that they are involved in this consultation both as key informants and stakeholders.

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Fig. 15.1: Westminster Council Approval Process

15.4

Home Zone Designation

15.4.1 The full design should be undertaken in conjunction with Westminster City Council officers so that surfacing materials, street furniture, planting and signing are all in accordance with local requirements.

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Community Planning Project Report 15.4.2 A Home Zone can be designated by use of the The Quiet Lanes and Home Zones (England) Regulations 2006 (DfT Circular 02/2006 dated 9 August 2006). 15.4.3 This document sets out in some detail, the definition of a Home Zone and the procedures for designating such including Use and Speed Orders and the requirements of the appropriate Traffic Signs Diagram Nos. 881 and 882 - to be erected as prescribed in the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions (TSRGD) (as amended).

Fig. 15.2: Transport for London (TfL) funding process for the Dart Street Home Zone proposal

15.5

Funding sources

15.5.1 Transport for London (TfL) is the only likely source of funding, along with Westminster City Council. 15.5.2 TfL have grant funds available for highway schemes that improve road safety and achieve 20 mph road speeds.

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16 Conclusions
16.1.1 This community planning and consultation project talked with engaged over 200 children and 200 adult residents in the Dart Street Area. 16.1.2 There were strong concerns from the majority of residents who responded on the needs for more better quality and safer playspaces. 16.1.3 There was also strong concern among the majority of residents on the road safety issues for children crossing and playing in Dart Street. 16.1.4 There was also strong support that a Dart Street Home Zone would improve and enhance the area. 16.1.5 Concerns have been raised by some local residents and by the professional stakeholders. However, all of these can be worked through and there are examples of good practice elsewhere that can ensure that the re-design of Dart Street would be a positive for everyone who lives or walks through Dart Street. 16.1.6 This project has confirmed and reaffirmed the results of the excellent community survey carried out by two local residents, Noreen ONeill and Fiona Flaherty, as well as the wider community engagement undertaken by Queens Park Forum and London Play in 2006. 16.1.7 This project has also produced an outline concept design, in close consultation with local residents, of a what a Dart Street Home Zone could be like. 16.1.8 The next steps of the Dart Street Home Zone proposal involves gaining approval from Westminster that the proposal is viable and getting its support for a funding submission to Transport for London (TfL). This is likely to involve further detailed community consultation carried out by Westminster and the development of detailed designs for the Dart Street Home Zone.

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Appendix A Queens Park Local Highway Network

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Appendix B Childrens Detailed Answers in the Local Childrens Art Competition

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Childrens Detailed Answers with the Art Competition What do you like about Dart Street?
1. I like about Dart Street that there is a Beethoven Centre, health centre and the road is opened to go from Dart street to any road. 2. its big and it has a shop and a lot of space. 3. The thing I like about Dart street is that it has a good local shop on the street. There are lots of buildings. there are less dogs around. 4. Dart street has some very nice people and it is a nice neighbourhood. 5. The thing I like about Dart street is they have a telephone box so when people need to call and don't have a mobile then they could go there and call. 6. There are nice people. 7. There is a shop where you could get things. there is my friends too. 8. I like the way the houses were built and I like the mini market because it is a good shop you can buy lots of stuff. 9. I like about Dart street is there is a mini market near the school. 10. What I like about art street is because they are very nice and enjoyable people to talk to and play. 11. it is a quiet street. 12. I like the shop and the playground and Surestart centre and a bump. I like about Dart street is everything. 13. I like the building because they are really massive. 14. The mini market because all of us could buy our favourite things. 15. I like that there is a mini market quite close by. 16. because it has a shop 17. there are nice people. There are nice houses. there is no noise. It is a calm street. 18. The mini market 19. The mini market 20. In the park there are games and the mini market is cheap. 21. Going to the mini market and play with my friends! 22. It has lots of lamp posts to see in the night so you don't get lost. 23. childrens park in the area, its basic 24. I like about Dart street because it has bumps and makes cars stop.

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25. I like about the shops because it makes lots of food and the places because it got some nice things. 26. I like my school. 27. because its really quiet and has lots of free space and how the road goes 28. The safe place is because you can be safe and you can sensibly walk on the pavement. 29. I like friends in Dart street 30. I like the mini market to have a little snack beginning or end of school. 31. The mini market 32. I like Dart street because it got a shop. 33. I like the shops it has a lot inside 34. it got a mini market and has lots of good things. 35. because it had a shop. 36. I like the mini market. 37. The houses and playing for children 38. It has a shop near it. 39. I like the cars. 40. I like to play in the street because with lots of things to do. 41. I like Dart street because there is swimming pool. 42. it is very quiet and not very busy. 43. I like the plants and greenery because the trees have lovely leaves. 44. Well I like everything about Dart street. 45. good place. 46. it was a quiet place 47. park the area 48. I like the mini market and the Surestart centre. 49. I like the spots school to keep me healthy. 50. I like the shop. 51. the trees are green. 52. I like everything about this and trees and shops. 53. Lots of people live in this area. its a place a full of nice people. no one ever comes and complains about others. 54. I like the Dart street because the shop is there. 55. the sun 56. it is a quiet area.
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57. It is a quiet area. 58. is quiet area. 59. that we lived in a flat 60. Dart street has space. 61. I like Dart street because it has a shop. 62. rainbow art park 63. I like to have a park 64. the park 65. the shop and street. 66. I like the walls. 67. the buildings are tall and some houses have privacy because the wall was there. 68. It has a shop that I can pay my things. 69. I like the shops because whenever I go in I find what I want. 70. You could go to the shop. 71. the slides and the swings. 72. The shops!!! 73. I like the shop is in Dart street called the mini market. 74. It is big 75. good shop 76. I like the money shop 77. I like about the mini market and park car 78. the mini market 79. you can go to the mini mart and buy chocolates. 80. nice and peaceful 81. It is a quiet area. 82. is quiet and the mini market because it got food and drink and is good. 83. its a bit quiet and a lovely place. 84. when it goes down then up. 85. I like the tree 86. the mini market 87. its very quiet. 88. mini market 89. going in the bus at Dart street.
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90. I like the shop. 91. there is shops in Dart street 92. there is a house. 93. I like trees. 94. I like the wall because it goes up. 95. I like the peace and quiet. 96. I like the swing 97. it is safe for children 98. everything 99. I like the toys in the area 100. 101. There is mini market to go to after school. I like the shop next to it.

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What do you not like about Dart Street?


1. The road is not wide for cars to park and cars to go and the cars are going too fast, so that it is not safe for children to go by themselves and that its dangerous for children with parents. 2. There is no place to sit or play or have fun. 3. It is not safe. It has no traffic lights or zebra crossings. Kids play football in the road. the buildings should have lifts in them. Only one of them has but only for safety and care reasons. 4. the cars go little bit too fast and it could be dangerous. 5. When people are rude to other people. 6. cars go too fast and theres no zebra crossings. 7. There is too many people that gathers around and do bad stuff. 8. I don't like the road because cars go too fast and I don't like the pavement because if someone was riding their bike or their scooter they might fall of it and hurt themselves and I don't like the street because there is lots of chewing gum stuck to the floor and there is lots of rubbish and litter every where. 9. I don't like about Dart street that the bumpy bit on the road which is dangerous. 10. What I don't like about Dart street is because to make it more safer and more clean. 11. the street is dirty. 12. The buildings and these scrubby trees. 13. the bumps because car wheels might be ripped. 14. Dogs because they bite us and people spit on the floor. 15. I don't like the way they have done the roads because it is really dangerous for children and adults to cross. 16. because it is not safe. 17. It is messy. there are no zebra crossings. There are no toilets. No football pitches. 18. Litter and rubbish 19. the rubbish 20. Nothing 21. children playing football on the road where cars pass! 22. It does not have anything to keep us safe. 23. Dart street could improve on little bits. 24. the lamp post because when you are walking in the night the lamp post lights is in your face.

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25. I dont like the disgusting smell because every body will not like the smell too. 26. cars going too fast. 27. well I hate all the dogs mess 28. the roads because they are not safe and they are dangerous. 29. I don't like the way that people throw litter on the floor instead of the bin because there are no bins and the roads are rough. 30. the poo of dogs because when I go to the swimming pool I tread on it. 31. I dont like that there is no traffic lights. 32. lots of cars. 33. the cars drive so fast so when you cross the roads they wont stop. 34. there are too many people smoking in front of their children and they got sick. 35. It not safe for us. 36. the street is messy. 37. the rubbish from the floor. 38. It has too much cars. 39. I hate the cars. 40. I dont like the cars going too fast. 41. I do not like the speed of traffics because the cars go too fast. 42. I don't like that there is not a zebra crossing. 43. too much litter 44. there was lots of litter and dirt on the floor. 45. I no that Dart street is very safe. 46. I dont like Dart street because there is no traffic lights or zebra crossings. 47. I don't like Dart street the things people put on the floor. 48. There is nowhere to play. The street is broken and there are no chairs to sit on. 49. It is not safe for people. 50. I like everything. 51. Cars go too hard. Teenagers play ball games where not allowed. 52. there are dogs. 53. the poo 54. there is dog poo and litter. 55. there is lots of dog poo. 56. There is lot of poo.

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57. that the neighbours don't complain. 58. there is no place to sit in or play in Dart street. 59. because the cars go every where. 60. I don't like bad man. 61. I hate the poo. 62. The old houses 63. The hills because it makes the cars go fast. 64. the dog mess is everywhere. They should have safe place to mess around. 65. there are accidents with cars and people. 66. The cars go too fast and there is no zebra crossing. 67. the streets is not safe because in the night when you are asleep people come and break your car. 68. there is no much space to park 69. There is no place to play!!!! 70. I don't like cars in the Dart street because they go too fast. 71. it has litter 72. I hate the car 73. I don't like about road mess 74. Litter and rubbish 75. lots of dog mess. 76. there is dog poo and litter. 77.the litter on the floor and dogs litter 78. people like to mess about in the buildings. 79. bumps 80. the car 81. dog mess. 82. all the litter and gum and dog's mess. 83. the floor 84. litter 85. there are too many people smoking. 86. There is poo. 87. I don't like the state of the floor. 88. All the dogs mess.

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89. I not Dart street because it all the colour, silver, red, light green. 90. because there is lots of cars . 91. I don't like because of the car. 92. nothing 93. There is not enough police in the Dart street. 94. the pavement has chewing gums 95. Dogs because they bite us and people spit on the floor. 96. There are gangsters and they do graffiti. Chewing gum on the street. litter everywhere. Dog poo. kids playing on the street with cars passing quickly.

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What one thing would you like to see in Dart Street?


1. The road to go wiggle so then it will slow down the cars and so it will be safer for us children. 2. A place where you can play and have fun 3. less people hanging around the shop after school and less dog droppings. 4. I would like to see lots of people having lots of fun with new activities and new places to sit and rest and not having to stand in litter because every night there could be something that turns on for an hour and clear up litter only or any other ideas. 5. The thing I like to see is a football area or a swimming pool where there is a roof that opens and closes when it is winter. 6. A lollipop lady. 7. a playing area. 8. I would like to see a new dog park, a place to play and sit and when are crossing I want a person that has a sign and it go and stop. 9. I would like to see in Dart street is a playground. 10. I would like to see Dart street more safer. 11. safety zebra crossing, clean streets, toilets and benches to sit on. 12. A fantastic playground and caf and street art. 13. Lots of fun things. 14. football pitch to play, dustbin for dogs, a pond for us to see the ducks, shops for buying some things. 15. I would like to see safer crossing, traffic lights. 16. a lollipop man. 17. football pitch, toilets, safe roads, zebra crossings, bench. 18. the park and a funfair and a baby and under five park. 19. water fountain 20. art club 21. Children playing safely in there own area! 22. More cameras and city guardians. 23. More activities like building seats, bins, so more people could stop the litter, more space for all people. 24. The football pitch because you can play football in it and you can see Thierry Henry and C. Ronaldo. 25. I like to see lots of food and I like to see lots of other things on the roads.
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26. Dart street to be a better place. 27. somewhere the dogs can play and do their mess there. 28. a place where you can play for little children to have fun and traffic lights to be safe 29. I would like to see more bins. 30. A football pitch to play before it is school time. 31. benches to sit on. 32. little bit of cars and houses and poos. 33. A place to sit in and a bump so cars can go slow. 34. I would like to see a lollipop lady or man. I want to see a playground with lots of activities. A big shady tree so that when it is hot they can lie down. 35. a street lollipop man to help us. 36. there is a place for dogs to do their mess. 37. clean roads. 38. A zebra crossing. 39. A park. 40. I do want to see the pavement very nice and wonderful. 41. A place to sit. 42. I would like to see a zebra crossing. 43. a happy place. 44. I want there to be some where for dogs to go. 45. More activities 46. traffic and zebra crossings. 47. A library for chapter books and learning for children. 48. I want a nice park t play in where there is no naughty boys. so I can play in the snow when it snows and I can make a snowman. 49. traffic lights to make it safe. 50. I would like to see shops. 51. swimming. 52. a dog place to put poo in. 53. I want to see no dog poo. 54. A place where the dogs where they could do the poo. 55. A football pitch. 56. I would like to see a shop with lots of flowers and trees. 57. I would like to see a park.
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58. mini market 59. I like to see the car. 60. Skate park. 61. A water fountain. 62. a school. 63. A clean kerb, road and pavement. 64. traffic lights 65. I would like those a zebra crossing. 66. bench to sit. 67. A place to sit and grass underneath it. 68. An adventure playground.. 69. I like to see flowers in Dart street. 70. I like to road and park and dog is to quiet. please to send a nice quiet. 71. A dog place where they can do their mess and a place for kids. 72. a park and some plants and a place that dogs can go to. 73. to be clean and peaceful and untidy. 74. More cameras and traffic lights. 75. because to go slow. 76. a park 77.to have chairs. 78. healthy food shop. 79. A park 80. to have a park. 81. lots of shops. 82. House. 83. A park in a safe place to play in. 84. A sculpture. 85. A swing. 86. safe space for children. 87. A police station 88. I want clean pavements. 89. flowers, trees and benches. 90. no more gangsters vandalising.
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Appendix C Questionnaires in English, Bengali and Arabic

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Appendix D Detailed Community Questionnaire Survey Findings

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Play space for children


Not completed Not completed 18-24 years 25-34 years 35-44 years 45-54 years Over 55 years 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% Currently very good 0% 1% 1% 0% 1% 0% Currently OK 1% 6% 6% 6% 2% 3% Needs more improvement 1% 10% 17% 23% 10% 7% Not sure 0% 2% 1% 1% 1% 1% Total 2% 18% 25% 30% 14% 11% 100%

Not completed Not completed Male Female Male & Female

Currently very good

Currently OK 2% 9%

Needs more improvement 3% 19% 45% 0%

Not sure 2% 4%

Total 4% 30% 65% 1% 100%

3%

13% 0%

Not completed Not completed Less than 1 year 1-5 years 6-10 years 11-20 years More than 20 years

Currently very good 0% 1% 1%

Currently OK 1% 3% 7% 4% 6% 3%

Needs more improvement 4% 3% 18% 18% 14% 11%

Not sure

Total 6% 6%

2% 1% 2% 1%

28% 23% 23% 15% 100%

Not completed Not completed White - British White - Irish White - Other Black - Caribbean Black - African Black - Other Chinese Other Ethnic Group Mixed - White and Black Caribbean Mixed - White & Black African Mixed - White & Asian Mixed - Other Asian - Indian Asian - Pakistani Asian - Bangladeshi Asian - Other

Currently very good 0% 0%

Currently OK 1% 5% 0% 1% 1% 4%

Needs more improvement 1% 10% 1% 3% 13% 8% 3% 0% 8% 2% 1% 0%

Not sure

Total 2% 15% 1% 4%

1% 1% 2% 0%

15% 11% 5% 1% 12% 3% 0% 2%

0% 0%

1% 0% 2% 1%

0% 0%

0% 0% 5%

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1% 1% 1%

0% 1% 11% 6% 0% 1%

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Road safety for children


Not completed Not completed 18-24 years 25-34 years 35-44 years 45-54 years Over 55 years 2% 2% 2% 1% 0% Not worried A little worried 1% 6% 10% 9% 4% 3% Very worried 1% 10% 13% 19% 8% 7% 0% 0% 0% 0% Not sure Total 2% 18% 25% 30% 14% 11% 100%

Not completed Not completed Male Female Male & Female

Not worried 2% 5%

A little worried 2% 14% 17%

Very worried 3% 13% 42% 1%

Not sure 0% 1%

Total 4% 30% 65% 1% 100%

Not completed Not completed Less than 1 year 1-5 years 6-10 years 11-20 years More than 20 years

Not worried

A little worried 2% 2%

Very worried 4% 4% 15% 16% 13% 7%

Not sure

Total 6% 6%

2% 1% 2% 2%

11% 5% 8% 5%

1% 0% 0%

28% 23% 23% 15% 100%

Not completed Not completed White - British White - Irish White - Other Black - Caribbean Black - African Black - Other Chinese Other Ethnic Group Mixed - White and Black Caribbean Mixed - White & Black African Mixed - White & Asian Mixed - Other Asian - Indian Asian - Pakistani Asian - Bangladeshi Asian - Other

Not worried 0% 0% 1% 1% 0% 0% 0%

A little worried 1% 5% 1% 1% 5% 4% 1% 0% 2% 2% 0% 0% 0%

Very worried 1% 10% 0% 3% 9% 6% 3% 0% 9% 0% 1% 1% 0% 1% 8% 6%

Not sure

Total 2% 15% 1%

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4% 15% 11%

0% 0%

5% 1% 12% 3% 0% 2% 1% 1% 1% 17%

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Speed of traffic
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Not completed Not completed Male Female Male & Female 1%

Not worried 0% 6% 7%

A little worried 1% 13% 21% 0%

Very worried 3% 11% 34% 0%

Not sure 1% 2%

Total 4% 30% 65% 1% 100%

Not completed Not completed Less than 1 year 1-5 years 6-10 years 11-20 years More than 20 years 0% 0%

Not worried

A little worried 4% 3%

Very worried 2% 3% 13% 13% 11% 6%

Not sure 0% 2% 0% 0%

Total 6% 6% 28% 23% 23% 15% 100%

5% 4% 3% 2%

8% 6% 9% 6%

Not completed Not completed White - British White - Irish White - Other Black - Caribbean Black - African Black - Other Chinese Other Ethnic Group Mixed - White and Black Caribbean Mixed - White & Black African Mixed - White & Asian Mixed - Other Asian - Indian Asian - Pakistani Asian - Bangladeshi Asian - Other 0% 0%

Not worried

A little worried 0% 8% 1%

Very worried 2% 7% 0% 3% 7% 6% 2% 1% 6% 0% 1% 1% 0% 8% 4%

Not sure 1%

Total 2% 15% 1% 4% 15%

0% 2% 2% 0% 2% 1%

1% 6% 3% 2% 3% 2% 1% 0% 0% 1%

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12% 3% 0% 2% 1% 1% 1% 17%

4% 2%

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Meet with and talk to friends on Dart Street


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Yes, Often 1% 5% 19%

Yes, Sometimes 2% 16% 32% 1%

No, Never 1% 6% 12%

Not sure 2% 1%

Total 4% 30% 65% 1% 100%

Not completed Not completed Less than 1 year 1-5 years 6-10 years 11-20 years More than 20 years 0% 1% 0% 0%

Yes, Often 3% 1% 6% 7% 4% 4%

Yes, Sometimes 1% 2% 16% 12% 13% 7%

No, Never 1% 2% 5% 3% 5% 2%

Not sure 0% 0% 1% 0% 1%

Total 6% 6% 28% 23% 23% 15% 100%

Not completed Not completed White - British White - Irish White - Other Black - Caribbean Black - African Black - Other Chinese Other Ethnic Group Mixed - White and Black Caribbean Mixed - White & Black African Mixed - White & Asian Mixed - Other Asian - Indian Asian - Pakistani Asian - Bangladeshi Asian - Other 0% 1% 0% 0%

Yes, Often 0% 3% 1% 2% 3% 0% 0% 4%

Yes, Sometimes 1% 8% 1% 3% 8% 5% 3% 0% 5% 2%

No, Never 1% 3%

Not sure 1%

Total 2% 15% 1% 4%

4% 3% 0% 4% 1% 0% 0%

1% 0%

15% 11% 5% 1% 12% 3% 0% 2% 1% 1% 1%

0% 1%

1% 1%

0% 5% 4%

0% 9% 4% 2% 1% 0% 0%

17% 10% 100%

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Could Dart Street be a better community meeting space


Not completed Not completed 18-24 years 25-34 years 35-44 years 45-54 years Over 55 years 0% 2% 1% 1% 1% Yes, Often 2% 5% 9% 14% 7% 3% Yes, Sometimes 1% 8% 11% 11% 4% 3% 1% 1% 4% 4% 4% 2% 4% No, Never Not sure Total 2% 18% 25% 30% 14% 11% 100%

Not completed Not completed Male Female Male & Female 0% 2% 2% 0%

Yes, Often 2% 10% 26% 0%

Yes, Sometimes 2% 13% 24%

No, Never 0% 1%

Not sure 6% 11%

Total 4% 30% 65% 1% 100%

Not completed Not completed Less than 1 year 1-5 years 6-10 years 11-20 years More than 20 years 1% 2% 1% 1%

Yes, Often 4% 2% 9% 11% 10% 4%

Yes, Sometimes 2% 2% 11% 9% 8% 7%

No, Never 0% 0% 0% 0%

Not sure 2% 7% 2% 4% 3%

Total 6% 6% 28% 23% 23% 15% 100%

Not completed Not completed White - British White - Irish White - Other Black - Caribbean Black - African Black - Other Chinese Other Ethnic Group Mixed - White and Black Caribbean Mixed - White & Black African Mixed - White & Asian Mixed - Other Asian - Indian Asian - Pakistani Asian - Bangladeshi Asian - Other 1% 1% 1% 0% 2%

Yes, Often 1% 4% 0% 1% 7% 4% 2% 6% 0% 1% 1% 0% 1% 4% 7%

Yes, Sometimes 1% 4% 1% 2% 6% 6% 0% 1% 4% 2% 1% 0%

No, Never 0%

Not sure 6% 1% 0% 2% 1% 1% 0% 2% 0%

Total 2% 15% 1% 4% 15% 11% 5% 1% 12% 3% 0% 2% 1%

0% 9% 1% 0% 3% 1%

1% 1% 17% 10% 100%

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Would a Dart Street Home Zone have positive benefits for the local community
Neither agree nor disagree 3% 3% 3% 1% 1% 0% 1% 1% 1% 1%

Not completed Not completed 18-24 years 25-34 years 35-44 years 45-54 years Over 55 years 1% 1% 1% 1%

Agree strongly 1% 11% 15% 20% 9% 7%

Agree slightly 0% 2% 6% 4% 3% 2%

Disagree slightly

Disagree strongly

Total 2% 18% 25% 30% 14% 11% 100%

Not completed Not completed Male Female Male & Female 1% 1% 2%

Agree strongly 2% 22% 38% 1%

Agree slightly 0% 4% 12%

Neither agree nor disagree 2% 9%

Disagree slightly 0% 2%

Disagree strongly

Total 4% 30%

1%

65% 1% 100%

Not completed Not completed Less than 1 year 1-5 years 6-10 years 11-20 years More than 20 years 1% 0% 1% 0% 2%

Agree strongly 4% 3% 19% 15% 15% 9%

Agree slightly 1% 1% 4% 4% 4% 3%

Neither agree nor disagree 1% 4% 2% 2% 3%

Disagree slightly 1% 1% 1% 0%

Disagree strongly

Total 6% 6% 28% 23%

0% 0%

23% 15% 100%

Not completed Not completed White - British White - Irish White - Other Black - Caribbean Black - African Black - Other Chinese Other Ethnic Group Mixed - White and Black Caribbean Mixed - White & Black African Mixed - White & Asian Mixed - Other Asian - Indian Asian - Pakistani Asian - Bangladeshi Asian - Other 0% 0% 1% 1% 1% 1%

Agree strongly 1% 7% 1% 3% 9% 7% 3% 0% 10%

Agree slightly 0% 4% 0% 4% 2% 0% 2% 0%

Neither agree nor disagree 2% 1% 1% 1% 2% 0% 0%

Disagree slightly 2%

Disagree strongly 0%

Total 2% 15% 1% 4%

0%

15% 11% 5% 0% 12% 3% 0% 2% 1%

0%

2% 2% 1% 0% 0% 11% 6%

0% 2% 1% 3% 1% 1% 0%

1% 1% 17% 10% 100%

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Local environment and greenspace


Not complete d Not completed 18-24 years 25-34 years 35-44 years 45-54 years Over 55 years 0% 0% 3% 0% 2% Currentl y very good Currentl y OK 1% 9% 8% 15% 5% 6% Needs more improveme nt 2% 7% 13% 14% 7% 5% 1% 1% 1% 0% 0% Not sur e

Total 2% 18% 25% 30% 14% 11% 100%

Not complete d Not completed Male Female Male & Female 0%

Currentl y very good 1% 4%

Currentl y OK 2% 18% 23%

Needs more improveme nt 2% 9% 36% 1%

Not sur e 2% 1%

Total 4% 30% 65% 1% 100%

Not complete d Not completed Less than 1 year 1-5 years 6-10 years 11-20 years More than 20 years 0%

Currentl y very good 1% 1% 0% 2% 1%

Currentl y OK 3% 4% 14% 9% 9% 4%

Needs more improveme nt 2% 2% 11% 12% 12% 9%

Not sur e 0% 2% 1% 0% 0%

Total 5% 6% 28% 23% 23% 15% 100%

Not complete d Not completed White - British White - Irish White - Other Black - Caribbean Black - African Black - Other Chinese Other Ethnic Group Mixed - White and Black Caribbean Mixed - White & Black African Mixed - White & Asian Mixed - Other Asian - Indian Asian - Pakistani Asian - Bangladeshi Asian - Other 0%

Currentl y very good 1% 0% 0%

Currentl y OK 1% 6% 1% 2% 5% 5% 2% 0%

Needs more improveme nt 1% 9% 0% 2% 9% 6% 2% 0% 6% 2% 0% 1%

Not sur e

Total 2% 15% 1% 4%

0% 0%

15% 11% 5% 1% 12% 3% 0% 2% 1% 1% 1%

1%

5% 1%

0% 0%

1% 1% 0%

0% 5% 4% 2% 1%

2%

8% 6%

17% 10% 100%

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Neighbourhood security and safety

Not completed 18-24 years 25-34 years 35-44 years 45-54 years Over 55 years

Not completed 0% 0% 0% 0%

Currently very good 2% 2% 1% 0%

Currently OK 2% 8% 10% 11% 6% 4%

Needs more improvement 0% 7% 11% 16% 7% 5%

Not sure 0% 1% 1% 1%

Total 2% 18% 25% 30% 14% 11% 100%

Not completed Not completed Male Female Male & Female 0% 0% 1%

Currently very good 1% 4% 0%

Currently OK 1% 15% 25% 0%

Needs more improvement 3% 11% 33%

Not sure 2% 1%

Total 4% 30% 65% 1% 100%

Not completed Not completed Less than 1 year 1-5 years 6-10 years 11-20 years More than 20 years 1% 0%

Currently very good 0% 1% 2% 1% 1%

Currently OK 3% 2% 14% 7% 10% 6%

Needs more improvement 2% 4% 12% 13% 11% 7%

Not sure 0%

Total 6% 6% 28%

1% 1% 0%

23% 23% 15% 100%

Not completed Not completed White - British White - Irish White - Other Black - Caribbean Black - African Black - Other Chinese Other Ethnic Group Mixed - White and Black Caribbean Mixed - White & Black African Mixed - White & Asian Mixed - Other Asian - Indian Asian - Pakistani Asian - Bangladeshi Asian - Other 0% 0% 0% 0%

Currently very good 2%

Currently OK 1% 6% 1% 2% 6% 5%

Needs more improvement 1% 8% 2% 8% 6% 1% 1% 6% 1% 2%

Not sure

Total 2% 15% 1% 4%

0% 0% 1%

15% 11% 5% 1% 12% 3% 0% 2% 1% 1% 1%

0% 1% 0%

3% 4% 1%

0% 0% 0% 2% 0% 8% 4%

1% 0% 7% 5% 0% 1%

17% 10% 100%

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Appendix E Adults Detailed Comments in the Community Questionnaire Survey

What one change would you make in the Dart Street Area? What one change would you make on Dart Street itself? Do you think a Dart Street Home Zone would have positive benefits for the local community?

A P P E N D I X B

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Adults Detailed Comments in the Community Questionnaire Survey

What one change would you make in the Dart Street Area?
1. Dog mess 2. The cars to go slow so it could be safe. 3. Public Transport 4. A nice gate to say welcome to the estate 5. The street cleaners would clean up the dog faeces promptly (or at least organise it to be done by specialist cleaners). Currently it remains for weeks. 6. Speed of traffic 7. More play space for children and parents. 8. Speed of traffic 9. More shops and less pollution 10. Everyone to socialise more 11. More security in flats/blocks 12. Noise at night. 13. More facilities for kids, drug policy, road safety 14. Public transport 15. Coffee shop for local parents to meet after school/school run. 16. More parking space 17. Humps or speed bumps on the road to slow down the cars. It is incredibly dangerous to play outside due to speed 18. Better designed streetscape - with al fresco caf 19. More green space 20. More trees 21. More play areas 22. Can there be some kind of solution to the dog poo I see everywhere?
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23. More control and amenities for the younger generation 24. Some where for the teenagers, sports, no gameboy and slot machines 25. Less dog shit! Dart Street needs to look visually more inviting, a good caf would be good, more trees and plants. 26. More convenient shops on or around Dart Street. 27. More recycle bins and stop dog fouling 28. Clamp down on dog fouling and the presence of aggressive dogs. 29. More greenery i.e. hanging basket, smartening up of Dart Street 30. People to be happy with each others culture and backgrounds. 31. Banned dog forever and smokers 32. To change the shops 33. Cleaner street, dog mess 34. It OK 35. Pools of rubbish in front door 36. It OK 37. Friendly neighbours 38. More security 39. Dogs mess, extra lighting and sitting 40. Get together and more safety 41. Mess Dogs - cleaner State 42. More security 43. I do not know 44. Space for kids to play football 45. Safer neighbour and friendly 46. improve security 47. Open new factory work

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48. Less dogs 49. Community centre inside the blac (think its block) were we live 50. Friendly neighbours 51. security 52. friendly residents and help there each other 53. more security and safety 54. need security and safer community 55. friendly neighbours 56. bigger area of space for cars in the area 57. more security 58. more security 59. more shops 60. extra security and facilities 61. safer road 62. a friendly neighbours 63. security 64. more facilities for 16 year old 65. more security 66. more security 67. cleaner street 68. more security and safer 69. more shops 70. play space for teenagers 71. dog mess! Getting better pavements 72. non 73. somewhere to play for children
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74. more places for teenagers 75. cleaner estate and street 76. extra security 77. bigger place for children more sport activities 78. security and safer street 79. security and safety for the neighbours 80. security and safe street 81. security 82. less dogs in the area 83. extra friendly neighbours 84. less dogs 85. more place for young children to go 86. little market near to me 87. security 88. to be more safer 89. play centre for teenagers 90. more security in the area 91. place for kids 92. space for teenagers in the area 93. more shops in the area 94. sp- cleaner street better lighting 95. bigger areas of space 96. nice garden for the neighbours 97. building a strong community 98. too many houses 99. more shops
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100. 101. 102. 103. 104. 105. 106. 107. 108. 109. 110. 111. 112. 113. 114. 115. 116. 117. 118. 119. 120. 121. 122. 123. 124. 125.

more city guardians the roads are not safe late night shops Very dirty None More shops gangs of kids groups of youth bus stop is too far All the above could do with change more shops open late night play area for kids nothing more flowers, keep clean more play space for children place for kids to play gangs of youths adventure park for kids more security kids hanging on a estate better lighting and wardens at night more security more shops more lights and more street wardens not sure more activities for young people
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126. 127. 128. 129. 130. 131. 132. 133. 134. 135. 136. 137. 138. 139. 140. 141. 142. 143. 144. 145. 146. 147. 148. 149. 150. 151.

more places for kids to play more play spaces children play areas more lighting more trees and parks Dart Street path way should only be used by residents, too much noise speed bumps speed bumps more safer play spaces gangs in the area a zebra crossing more security patrols better play areas safer streets not sure safer streets better cleaning of dog mess more play areas kids hanging around in block the dog mess more facilities for children green space and dog mess improve environment and green space groups of young people hanging around at night kids hanging around in block kids playing ball outside
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152. 153. 154. 155. 156. 157. 158. 159. 160. 161. 162. 163. 164. 165. 166. 167. 168. 169. 170. 171. 172. 173. 174. 175. 176. 177.

less noise at night more shops more lighting to stop mugging kids need a play area not sure maybe more trees the gangs hanging around the dog mess in the area dog mess less children hanging around at night more shops area to be brighter, more colour, less dog mess cleaner streets, no dog mess dog mess more child friendly more security, more police presence not sure not sure nothing stop moped driving by teenagers cleaner streets, no dog mess cleaner street more place for kids to play more play space the park in Selby Square, not working for residents a better gym more friendly people
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178. 179. 180. 181.

more security football pitch more safety play spaces for children

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What one change would you make in Dart Street itself?


1. A very nice place for people 2. More flowers 3. Road safety for children 4. A safe place to cross the road preferably a pedestrian crossing with lights. 5. Speed of traffic 6. More activities centres for children. 7. Speed of traffic 8. Less traffic and more safety for children 9. A lollipop lady 10. Security has too many 'drug dealers' etc 11. More trees and eco-schemes 12. The violence control 13. Road safety for children 14. Speed bumps 15. Litter 16. More watch out for illegal parking 17. Written in Bengali 18. There is always room for improvement Perhaps a library with opportunities to use Google or other web search for educational purposes and also a basketball court for children and teenagers to practice their skills and unwind in a positive way. 19. Improved pavements 20. Better lighting 21. Effective speed bumps. 22. Slow speed signs 23. Mature trees planted. More rubbish bins. Beethoven Centre publicised more.
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24. Security 25. Going down the street walk with children going to school walking away with children. I want more safe or coming to shop or walking at evening I would like to feel safe. 26. Cars should travel slower on Dart Street 27. Zebra Crossing, Bins, Security Cameras 28. An educational institute for all age groups 29. A better place for teenagers. 30. Chat to people bump into them there. Physical appearance could be improved - it's too 'concrete with shutters', needs things to soften its harsh look such as trees and greenery or a caf. 31. One or two zebra crossings or a lollipop lady 32. Lighting in the evening could be improved. 33. Car owners made responsible for high speeding levels down Dart Street. 34. Stop dog fouling. 35. Banned dogs forever. 36. Very Good 37. The houses 38. Safer road 39. Its OK 40. Cleaner street 41. It OK 42. Cleaner street from dogs mess 43. More shops 44. Shopping centre 45. Transport in the area 46. Extra Shops 47. Bigger space for the community and events
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48. Extra Shops 49. Cleaner street 50. bigen shops - less crime 51. less noise 52. less dogs 53. less crime (youth crime) 54. Shops - internet shops 55. its in the middle of the street. Less dogs less litter 56. friendly and cleaner street 57. transport and shops 58. Extra Shops 59. extra security in the area 60. more parking space 61. more activities for teenagers 62. More shops 63. big community centre for free (no charge) 64. clean street 65. clean street 66. activities for kids 67. more parking space for visitors 68. cleaner street - mess dogs 69. a couple more shops 70. playground for children 71. more parking facilities 72. cleaner street 73. it ok
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74. dogs mess 75. dogs mess 76. cleaner street 77. information point for the residences 78. benches city guardian to monitor though 79. non 80. transport more shops more 81. places for kids to play 82. more working people for cleaner street 83. more shops 84. more shops\transport/green space 85. a big and friendly community centre 86. bus stop on Dart street 87. more choice for shops 88. Extra Shops 89. more shops 90. cleaner street 91. more places for the teenagers 92. cleaner street 93. children with mini motors on the road late at night 94. transport next home and more shops 95. cleaner street 96. extra lighting and street cleaning 97. cleaner street 98. less crime speed bumps 99. more cctv on the street
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100. 101. 102. 103. 104. 105. 106. 107. 108. 109. 110. 111. 112. 113. 114. 115. 116. 117. 118. 119. 120. 121. 122. 123. 124. 125.

more shops post office in the area more security and junction speed bigger shops place for teenagers to keep them from trouble gangs of loud boys cleaner streets cleaner streets more bus stop closer to home kids are allowed to play outside/summer coming somewhere for the kids cars are too fast even with the speed bumps Play space for children maybe more speed bumps Too much litter Cleaner streets No more speed humps More play More shops safety a cheap gym for children's health too noisy at night and evenings more than one shop more shops open late night no dog mess cleaner streets
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126. 127. 128. 129. 130. 131. 132. 133. 134. 135. 136. 137. 138. 139. 140. 141. 142. 143. 144. 145. 146. 147. 148. 149. 150. 151.

cleanliness late night shop not sure too many motorbikes maybe have a culture centre on Dart street fine as it is not sure reduce cars speed A speed bump at the junction more lighting dog mess not sure speed of traffic not sure more security more shops more parking spaces/meters cars to go slow more play areas for children speed cameras speed bumps more flowers/trees more wardens patrolling a play area more wardens somewhere for the children to go
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152. 153. 154. 155. 156. 157. 158. 159. 160. 161. 162. 163. 164. 165. 166. 167. 168. 169. 170. 171. 172. 173. 174. 175. 176. 177.

more space better safety more decoration more shops more safety cleaner streets decoration cleaner streets cleaner streets children not playing on the roads to look nicer lighting sometimes hard to find a parking space, zebra crossing put a zebra crossing more security benches and flowers play area for kids speed of cars no parking outside the shop decorated nicely should be closed on a Sunday and there could be a market seats not sure benches to sit down more shops nice decoration
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178. 179. 180. 181. 182. 183. 184. 185. 186. 187.

its ok cleaner street more play area teenagers not hanging on the streets late at night nothing the dog mess flowers not sure cleaner streets more parking

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Do you think a Dart Street Home Zone would have positive benefits for the local community?
1. Will brighten the area up 2. Because a friendly community who get on well is very important 3. I think that cars would still go fast and that it would still be unsafe to cross the road. 4. It could start making groups of people e.g. gangs 5. Would help people to what they want and will be listened to. 6. Anything is worth a try 7. Because a friendly community who get on well is very important 8. Somewhere everyone can meet 9. I believe that we all perform better when we are comfortable with our surroundings. Our young society needs encouragements and opportunities to achieve in a relaxed atmosphere 10. Yes, community is the key word 11. Nothing ever happens, it's always talk 12. To encourage the local community to get to know each others cultures 13. Yes it's many different types of people. 14. Because it would improve the appearance of the area and encourage it to be used for more positive pursuits 15. Yes, if it provides more play space 16. Will depend on who dominates the space and whether it will attract undesirables 17. Provide better space for children to stop them playing in front of Carson road. 18. Big success in the community. 19. It's OK 20. For family to get together 21. It very good idea 22. It very good idea
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23. It big community and friendly area 24. No Help in the Community, it not strong Community 25. It good for the community 26. Help the community 27. helping all the residents 28. big success 29. there isn't a lot of sense of community 30. meeting points for all the residents 31. It bigen community 32. get involved with each other. 33. Really depends on what it is 34. it needs this stuff in the area 35. excellent idea 36. excellent idea 37. it will be safe for all he residents 38. something need for the area 39. it will bring us together 40. It good for the community 41. the local community benefit from all the informities 42. it not strong community in Dart Street 43. the community get friendly to each other 44. I don't know 45. local people meet together more often 46. it enforces friendly and safer 47. different ideas help the community 48. more friendly attractive
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49. It very good idea 50. very good ideas 51. help the each other 52. less crime in the community 53. look nice for public 54. definitely 55. definitely 56. it creates a friendly community 57. for people get together 58. different culture and it good for elderly people 59. make the community too strong 60. it better community friend and different culture 61. everybody needs to get together more 62. improve the community 63. wonderful ideas 64. better places for children to play 65. help improve the Dart Street 66. Built strong community 67. it good for people to get together and talk sometimes they all feel the same and they dont know it 68. It friendly area 69. it will builds strong community 70. more attractive and friendly 71. more stronger community 72. I dont know 73. it good idea

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74. it need to get together 75. get more information 76. it needs this stuff 77.big success 78. very good idea 79. makes sense 80. try this idea out 81. would like to know more info 82. we can try this way 83. Nice and safe 84. You can try 85. I don't think so 86. Safer 87. Safe for kids 88. Can we have more info sent to us 89. safety 90. not sure 91. if it makes safe, why not 92. children can play, street look cleaner 93. a big improvement of Dart Street 94. safe for my kids 95. maybe 96. yes safety 97. not sure 98. I think Dart Street is in need of a home zone 99. not sure
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100. 101. 102. 103. 104. 105. 106. 107. 108. 109. 110. 111. 112. 113. 114. 115. 116. 117. 118. 119. 120. 121. 122. 123. 124. 125.

good idea why not try looks cleaner more closer community looks better than how it is now looks brighter and cleaner looks better looks nice looks good looks brighter more safer/friendly a place where children can play if it is done properly will stop speeding cars depends if the information is used properly more space, cleaner, safer bring people together people will come out of the houses more any improvements are good cleaner, kids can play very nice looks nicer, should also have seats depends on if the kids are there looks cleaner make a safe/green place put a smile on peoples faces
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126. 127. 128. 129. 130. 131. 132. 133. 134. 135. 136. 137. 138. 139. 140. 141. 142. 143. 144. 145. 146.

look nice and safety for children good for the community children will have playing space change the pavement near the doctor's surgery hard for wheelchair users from picture looks nicer and cleaner safer for children I would come out of my house more it looks nice people will come out of the houses more safer streets not sure why looks safer, cleaner for people looks nice and flowers looks nice safety for kids and looks better parking, green, plant spaces safety and place for children to play looks welcoming looks much nicer bring community together road safety and children

147. if they do it

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Appendix F Dart Street Community Planning Project Briefing Note

A P P E N D I X F

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BRIEFING NOTE
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DATE: 2 JANUARY 2007

COUNCILLOR ALAN BRADLEY Cabinet Member for Street Environment COUNCILLOR SARAH RICHARDSON Cabinet Member for Childrens Services COUNCILLOR DANNY CHALKLEY Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Transport COUNCILLOR NICHOLAS EVANS Deputy Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Transport COUNCILLOR LEE ROWLEY Deputy Cabinet Member for Street Environment COUNCILLOR PHILIPPA ROE Deputy Cabinet Member for Childrens Services COUNCILLOR NICK YARKER Deputy Cabinet Member for Childrens Services Director of Transportation, Martin Low

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HOME ZONES

This briefing note was prepared by Sean Dwyer, 020 7641 3326

Background
In May 2005, the Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Transport considered a report entitled Traffic Calming Review, which reviewed the City Councils policy on traffic calming. The use of roads humps was resulting in objections from residents, road users and the emergency services. The Cabinet Member decided to abandon the Councils area traffic calming programme, including the already proposed St. Johns Wood Phase 3 scheme and the Queens Park East scheme.

The use of vertical deflections in specific, targeted circumstances, assessed on a case by case basis, was not ruled out Their inclusion would be considered, for example, in an accident remedial scheme, or as part of a more general street improvement scheme, or to allow a specific development to proceed, if after assessment, a net benefit could be demonstrated from their use on the site. Officers have taken this to mean that the City Council will not entertain the idea of 20 mph zones as well as any of the more traditional traffic calming schemes. Until now, there has been little pressure from local communities for such measures. The creation of a Home Zone would have benefits beyond those achieved by a conventional traffic calming scheme. Gains could also be achieved for streetscape, child safety and accident rates without any corresponding loss to transport capacity. Examples of other projects are included here to provide a context. The purpose of this briefing note is to set out the various issues and seek the informal views of the Cabinet Members for Street Environment and Childrens Services as to whether they feel the benefits to their areas of responsibility might indicate that the City Council should consider the possibility of implementing any Home Zones, particularly in the light of the work being undertaken in the Queens Park area.

Home Zones
Home Zones are a specific type of 20 mph zone. The speed limit is achieved not through traditional calming methods (humps), but by making the street read as public realm rather than traditional street. Horizontal deflection in traffic routes control speed and drivers must adopt a more careful driving behaviour on reading the space as public realm rather than traditional roadway. The emphasis is shifted from car to pedestrian rather than from fast car to slow car.

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The City Council has now been approached by London Play in partnership with the Queens Park Forum with a view to the creation of a Home Zone in Dart Street, in the Queens Park area. London Play is a charity which develops and supports childrens play opportunities in the capital. It aims to ensure that children and young people can play and have leisure opportunities, both in the streets where they live and in public spaces. London Play are nearing the end of a three year Homes Zones for London study, funded by the Association of London Government, which is to be presented in City Hall at a conference on 12th March 2007.

London Play have now employed Peter Brett Associates (Consulting Civil Engineers) to undertake a Community Consultation exercise in order to reach the stage where a concept design is created that reflects the needs of the local users. The intention is to take the design to a Street Improvement Review Group (SIRG) Review. If it was approved, funding from TfL could then be sought by virtue of its 20mph status. Since the mid 1990s, a number of Home Zones have now been completed around the country and also within the London area. These have been partially funded by the DfT through the Home Zone Pilot Schemes and the more recently through the Home Zone Challenge. The prime objective of a Home Zone (as defined by DfT Circular 02/2006 The Quiet Lanes and Home Zones (England) Regulations 2006) is:

I attach a copy of a leaflet that has been distributed in the Queens Park area, for your information, which illustrates some of the possible measures that might be used A fuller explanation of Home Zones can be found at www.dft.gov.uk Home Zones: Challenging the future of our streets that feature the DfTs Home Zone Challenge Schemes. Some statements on Impacts from the London Borough Challenge Schemes are included below. On balance, Boroughs conclusions are that this type of road space is beneficial. Further reporting/evaluation of Home Zone Schemes has been undertaken by TRL for the original Pilot Schemes with the following sample of observations being recorded: 85 %ile vehicle speeds reduced from 28mph to 19mph Crime reduced by 90% Children walking to school rose slightly from 63% to 65% Traffic flows have fallen by about 25% 35% of children play outdoors more often
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Dart Street
Dart Street is not calmed but is situated within an almost entirely traffic-calmed network of residential streets that lie between two arterial roads. The existing calming surrounding Dart Street deters movement between the two arterial roads. Whilst Dart Street is not a 20mph zone or calmed, existing average traffic speeds are likely to be similar, based on a visual inspection in the evening peak hour (ref. PBA)

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The fact that Dart Street is an uncalmed stretch in an otherwise calmed network lends it to being given a flush treatment that identifies it as a slow road but without using traditional calming, which would not offer the benefits to the community that will use the space. The Queens Park Forum undertook a Community Consultation with the following results: 81% concerned with vehicle speeds along Dart Street 60% not happy with safety of children at play 80% interested or very interested in a Home Zone for Dart Street

Conclusions
From a Transportation point of view I can not offer evidence that demonstrates that a Home Zone would be detrimental. Intuitively, it feels that home zoning would incur the same opposition from those opposed to conventional traffic calming, but case studies do not support this; the opposite is more likely to be the case. The Dart Street Home Zone is unlikely to have adverse effects on the current emergency services attendance times, those being already affected more significantly by the existing conventional calming in surrounding streets. The scheme is unlikely to displace traffic onto other routes but is likely to contribute to slower speeds and lower accident rates. The reallocation of road space to more footway area and less road space, without a reduction of traffic capacity, is likely to have beneficial social impacts. Evidence from other schemes supports this.

Recommendations
I would recommend, therefore, that Home Zones are treated differently than the traditional traffic calming techniques that have been so far suspended within the Borough. I am inclined to advise that this authority should examine the proposals with London Play and their consultants and consider the merits of taking the scheme forward when more details and information has been gathered. I would be interested to hear your views.

Martin Low DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION

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STATEMENTS FROM LONDON BOROUGH CHALLENGE SCHEMES


Source: www.homezones.org.uk

LB of Bromley
Traffic flows and speeds have been reduced. Young children are regularly using the garden area with parents supervision and there is a feeling of increased safety. Incidents of vandalism have dropped, possibly due to combination of activity, improved lighting and CCTV. There has been an increased confidence in investing in the area with Broomleigh Housing Association currently building 17 new houses on the estate.

LB of Camden
15% of residents who responded in the streets affected said that they walked, cycled or used public transport more as a result of the Home Zone. There was both a reduction in the speed and the number of vehicles. The scheme has provided safe places for the children to play. 82% of residents in the streets affected said that more children and young people were playing in the street as a result of the Home Zone. Their children have been meeting and playing with other children that they would not otherwise have had the opportunity to meet. 24% of respondents in the streets affected felt that anti-social behaviour had reduced as a result of the scheme. Figures show that crime incidents have halved including substantial reductions in theft of and from vehicles, criminal damage of property, common assault and actual bodily harm.

LB of Greenwich
There has been complete elimination of the rat-run between Princes Street and Stowage, so making the area much safer than before. A significant environmental improvement and a sense of place has been commented on, particularly near Gilbert House / St Nicholas House and outside the Armada Hall Community Centre. Some residents still feel threatened by too much traffic intrusion but traffic speeds throughout are considerably slower than before, so the risk of serious accidents has been substantially reduced. By giving a clear message that the area is being cared for it has reduced the incident of flytipping in Borthwick Street and other such anti-social behaviour.

LB of Southwark
A number of aims were set for the Home Zone and many of these were achieved. The quality of the street has been improved, traffic speeds have reduced, parking levels were maintained and the streets feel safer. Although pedestrians feel a sense of priority at limited locations only, it is considered that a robust environment has been created.

Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames


An improved community spirit has been felt through an increased feeling of confidence and ownership of the street. The scheme has brought people together by making the residents take a pride in their surroundings. The environment and residential amenity has greatly improved and this may be a contributing factor to the drop in recorded crime.

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Appendix G Final Concept Design

A P P E N D I X G

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