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SPEEDING DANGER on unadopted road, -Bridleway CH12 from Henton Turn to Emmington Turn and continuing on CH11 footpath from CH12 to New Close Farm (now known as Stone House).

Reported in the Road Traffic Signs and Road Markings category anonymously at 10:09, Wed 24 April 2019

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 1 minute later

There has been a significant increase in traffic flow along New Close Farm Road since recent planning permissions have allowed building works and development at New Close Farm site. Couriers and others are speeding along this speed unrestricted tarmac track endangering walkers, cyclists, horse riders and livestock. The local landowners are concerned and have discussed means of slowing traffic to a sensible speed along this route. As landowners our deeds show that we own the track to the midpoint adjacent to our property. All landowners have been consulted and agree that the problem is serious and needs addressing before a serious accident occurs. Gating has been discussed but the only sensible solution would be a series of speed bumps either side of the blind bends. As a private road this work could be carried out without highways permission. However since there is footpath along its length and a bridleway on part we are obliged to consult with yourselves. We have agreed to fund the works and are willing to provide a plan. Would the County agree/support the proposal in principle? Provision would be made for cyclists, walkers and horse riders to avoid the hump. We would appreciate your advice and where possible assistance in this matter. Whilst we are willing to fund the work we would obviously accept funding or a grant if it were available and advice regarding correct warning signage.

Council ref: ENQ19831903

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  • Thank you for your enquiry. This issue has been passed onto the relevant team for investigation.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 10:10, Wed 24 April 2019

  • Thank you for your report. This has been passed to the Countryside officer for further investigation.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 13:16, Tue 18 June 2019

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