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Lay-by opposite residential properties being used as a truck stop, dumping ground, public convenience and a late night meeting place.

Reported in the Roads/highways category by Robert Evans at 14:11, Sat 16 May 2020

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

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This lay-by has doubled in size in recent years, it is now used daily as a truck stop, including over night. It is also being used daily as a public convienience for motorists, a late night meeting place and flytipping. Many of the lorries have external fridge units which run throughout the night. Most motorists who stop here leave engines running for a number of hours. I’m proposing the closure of the lay-by as there are two further safe places for vehicles to stop that are not adjacent to residential properties.

Council ref: ENQ20865231

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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 14:11, Sat 16 May 2020

  • It has been a month since I reported this but have Had no feedback or contact.

    Posted by Robert Evans at 15:12, Sat 13 June 2020
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Two month on and still on contact or feedback.

    Posted by Robert Evans at 17:44, Sat 11 July 2020

  • Two month on and still on contact or feedback.

    Posted by Robert Evans at 10:08, Sun 12 July 2020
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 11:29, Sun 9 August 2020

  • It may be possible to close this lay by but it may be necessary to do so by legal order including consultation. This could be a lengthy and expensive undertaking for which the county would not have funding. Access would have to remain for the adjacent landowner. If an external source of funding were available then it might be a possibility. Have a word with your local Parish Council to gauge their opinion also.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 18:57, Fri 14 August 2020

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