Road safety measures could be introduced outside a primary school following accidents and near-misses on nearby streets.

A 20mph zone is being planned for roads surrounding Martin Primary School in Plane Tree Walk, East Finchley.

It would cover part of High Road between Chandos Road and Park Road, part of Creighton Avenue up to the boundary with Haringey, Leopold Road and Leslie Road.

There would also be a new refuge island in Creighton Road by East Finchley Baptist Church and extra guardrails to protect pedestrians at the pelican crossing near the junction between High Road and Church Lane.

To further slow traffic, a raised road table could be created at the crossing and high-friction surfacing added on the approach to the traffic signal.

Councillors agreed the measures at a meeting of Finchley and Golders Green area committee on Monday (February 3).

They will now be put to a consultation with residents before the plans are finalised. 

It comes after parents and children lobbied the council for urgent action to improve safety near the school, warning drivers had been spotted speeding and regularly jumping red lights.

In February last year, a father and his daughter were injured in a serious accident on the pelican crossing.

Police data show there were also five “slight” accidents involving injuries on High Road near the school during the past five years.

Council officers say the package of road safety measures – costing more than £96,000 – would be implemented “subject to funding becoming available”.

The money would have to come from the Local Implementation Plan programme, which is funded by Transport for London.

At the committee meeting, Cllr Arjun Mitta (Labour, East Finchley), thanked council officers for their work on drawing up the plans.

He added: “We have asked for a lot. We haven’t quite got everything we wanted, but we have got some proposals here that I think are a good starting point.

“I don’t doubt that the issue of speeding in East Finchley will keep coming up over the years, and we will keep banging away trying to get additional investment to improve road safety.”