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Welfare cabin in public highway

Reported via desktop anonymously at 12:36, Tuesday 11 April 2023

Sent to Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

There has been a welfare unit stored in a parking space at the west end of James Street for several months. There is no road space booking or parking space suspension shown on It appears to be the property of (or hired by) Savvy who are completing works to a nearby property. Savvy vehicles are consistently parked on double yellow lines, and in spaces in the immediate vicinity without permits. There is a severe shortage of parking space in the James Street area, and developers using public space for private profit is exacerbating this issue.

Council ref: ENQ23956832

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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 12:37, Tuesday 11 April 2023

  • This welfare unit is still here and there is still no roadspace booking or TTRO in place. Have Savvy been fined yet?

    Posted anonymously at 11:17, Wednesday 26 April 2023

  • There now appears to be a roadspace booking in place for this work, although it is shown as a skip notice and bizarrely a road closure, neither of which seem to be appropriate for what is in place. A TTRO is required to suspend the parking space and this is not shown on site and does not appear to exist at all. There are no parking suspension notices shown on site. Can you confirm if a TTRO is in place? If not have Savvy been fined? This appears to be an unlawful use of public land.

    Furthermore, Savvy have now installed Heras fencing around the neighbouring parking space, presumably to save themselves a parking space on site at the expense of local residents. This is an inappropriate use of highway land and should not be permitted. I am not allowed to fence off a parking space as a local resident so why is developer allowed to do this?

    Please provide details of what notices and fees Savvy have made and paid to use this public land.

    Posted anonymously at 17:56, Tuesday 9 May 2023

  • Apologies for the delay in response. Due to the length of time since it was reported please can you confirm if it is still an issue by creating another report on Fix My Street.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 17:49, Tuesday 31 October 2023

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