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Need for yellow lines or parking restrictions

Reported via desktop anonymously at 08:47, Tuesday 4 May 2021

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council and West Oxfordshire District Council less than a minute later

There is a major issue with people parking on the pavements and in front of junctions throughout Ascott-under-Wychwood.

This is forcing pedestrians to walk on the road, and as such is highly dangerous.

Council ref: ENQ21893701

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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 08:47, Tuesday 4 May 2021

  • Thank you for your report. To introduce double yellow lines we need to promote a Traffic Regulation Order. This is a process whereby an Order is drafted by our Legal Department, describing the proposed restriction. This will be advertised during a formal consultation process and comments invited. If no objections are received, the Order can be brought into operation with lining and signs on the ground. If there are objections, these will be reported at the appropriate Committee where a decision will be made taking into account levels of support and objections.
    The cost for this is in the region of £3500 to cover legal work, consultation and associated procedural / administrative functions. On top is the cost of lining and signing work. The County has no resources for this work as a County scheme but is able to pursue if external funding is made available. We work this way with local Towns and Parishes who wish to promote such restrictions. The onus is on them to propose a scheme which suits their local needs and then we can act in an advisory capacity and carry out the required legal aspects. All this can take anywhere from 6 month to a year. You may wish to take this up with your local Parish or Town Council who may be aware of other similar requests. One further point and potential problem with a scheme in such a location is that during the consultation we may receive objections from local residents who, should the scheme be implemented, would be prevented from parking outside their homes. If this were the case the scheme would likely be rejected at the committee hearing.

    If residents with to apply for individual Access Protection Markings in front of their driveways then all the information for the way forward with this is on our website. There is a cost to the individual of £150 per marking.

    If obstruction is being caused then this should be reported to Thames Valley Police. Photographic evidence for TVP would be helpful.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 11:23, Monday 10 May 2021

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