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Healthy School Street zone: Hampstead to ban cars at certain times around Frognal and Fitzjohns

PUBLISHED: 15:00 30 January 2020 | UPDATED: 16:50 30 January 2020

South Hampstead Junior School in Netherhall Gardens. Picture: Google Maps

South Hampstead Junior School in Netherhall Gardens. Picture: Google Maps

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A "healthy school street" zone banning cars at certain times of the day is set for Hampstead.

The green scheme, designed to boost air quality and prioritise pedestrians and cyclists, will introduce timed road closures for vehicles in Maresfield Gardens, Netherhall Gardens, Nutley Terrace, and Netherhall Way.

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The proposals, which move beyond existing single-street closures, were approved by Camden Council's environment chief Adam Harrison on January 14 and will impact surrounding schools North Bridge House Pre-Preparatory School, Southbank International School, Holy Trinity Primary School and South Hampstead High School. which previously warned the plans could worsen congestion by diverting traffic onto already busy roads.

The closures around Frognal and Fitzjohns will take place between 8am and 9.15am, and from 3pm to 4.15pm, on weekdays during term-time.

The scheme, set to be trialled from as early as April following consultation with residents, schools and businesses, will cost £90,000 and is funded by Transport for London and the Greater London Authority.

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