Back to all reports

Dangerous home-made parking space, Mill Street

Reported in the Roads/highways category anonymously at 10:11, Sat 2 June 2018

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 3 minutes later

Someone has cut a diy parking place into the bank at the top (A417) end of Mill Street, on the southern side.

There is no dropped kerb, suggesting that they did not bother with planning permission.

The parking space is badly positioned, being on the bend: they have cut away a mass of soil with no visible signs of revetment or support, so it will probably tumble down into the road every winter, and as they do not have dropped kerbs, the vehicle using it has to bump up and down the kerb, which means they have to swing wide over the full road width.

I cannot imagine this would ever have been granted planning permission: can action please be taken to get it removed before there is an accident there.

Last November OCC said "I have delivered an Access Application letter to this address 2 months ago but it has not been sent to OCC. a Letter will be send telling them they need to get planning permission from VOWHDC and send in an Access Application form to OCC. we will also tell them they need to pay to have the tree inspected for safety.-A P-OCC"

The unsupported tree has been cut down, but the parking space is still being used, with no dropped kerb, causing danger to traffic in both directions.

RSS feed of updates to this problem Receive email when updates are left on this problem.


  • Photo showing location.

    Posted anonymously at 10:13, Sat 2 June 2018

  • Thank you for your report, we are now investigating this issue and an update will be posted as soon as possible.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 12:42, Tue 31 July 2018

  • Thank you for your report. Would you be able to provide a bit more information to enable me to find the correct location on my site visit For example a house number/property name.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted anonymously at 14:04, Wed 19 September 2018

  • I included a photo in the report, the pin is accurately placed, and a cursory drive along Mill Street will enable you to see the "parking space" for yourself.

    There are three cottages in a row, numbered 86, 87 and presumably the red-doored one is 88 Mill Street. This would appear to be the one who made the parking space.

    I hope that you can now find this location.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 17:18, Wed 19 September 2018

  • Thank you for your update, we will contact the owner and issue an enforcement notice. Many thanks OCC

    Posted anonymously at 11:41, Tue 25 September 2018

  • Thank you for your enquiry. We have investigated your report and it has been actioned to be fixed.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted anonymously at 13:02, Tue 25 September 2018

Provide an update

Your information will only be used in accordance with our privacy policy

Next: Tell us about you

Your update

Tell us about you

Do you have a FixMyStreet password?