Barnet Council has announced plans to tackle long-running parking problems blighting residential streets near Burnt Oak Station.

An 18-month trial controlled parking zone (CPZ) is set to be introduced in April after residents complained that they struggle to find spaces because commuters frequently park in the streets.

The ‘Burnt Oak North CPZ’ will be launched on April 3 and will operate between 8am and 5pm, Monday to Friday, with parking for permit holders only.

In November 2021, the council held an informal engagement exercise on CPZ proposals. But last week, Marek Vojcik, who lives in Blessbury Road, said it had not revealed the results and there had been no sign of any further action – despite problems getting “far worse”.

A council spokesperson told the Local Democracy Reporting Service that an experimental CPZ was being introduced, partly as a result of the feedback.

The council sent letters about the trial to residents last month, with comments received during the first six months constituting the statutory consultation.

The letter said work was set to begin on Monday (February 27) and be completed within one month, with details published on the council’s website on March 13.