The Lib Dem Opposition has secured a special meeting of Haringey’s Overview and Scrutiny Committee, the borough’s key ‘watchdog’ committee, to consider the Council’s proposals for parking controls in the Highgate area. The special meeting is to take place on 7 October at 7.00pm in the Council Chamber, Wood Green.
The Council can make no progress on implementing the plans agreed by the Labour Executive until the matter has come before the Committee. Highgate’s Lib Dem councillors, who have arranged the ‘call in’, are urging Labour to consult again on its proposals in the streets chosen for a controlled parking zone, and to demonstrate that it has majority public support in the area for its proposals.
Lib Dem Highgate councillor, Neil Williams, comments:
“Given the controversy surrounding the Council’s present plans, it must take a pause for breath and agree to reconsult in the streets where it has chosen to have a CPZ, but has not demonstrated that it has firm public support. This is what happened in Crouch End, and it is what is needed now in Highgate.”