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Request for double yellow lines

Reported via mobile in the Road Traffic Signs and Road Markings category anonymously at 17:16, Tuesday 20 June 2023

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 1 minute later

This is an ongoing issue in the village, during the school drop-off and pick-up times and during football games. Every single day during the term and often on Saturdays on match days, a dangerous driving situation occurs due to vehicles parking all along the bend of Rutten Lane, by the Yarnton park (and somewhat opposite the road leading up to Little Blenheim). As cars park along this bend, it creates a blind spot for cars coming round the corner either side. When the cars then meet, often cars are forced to go onto the pavement, where young children are often found running ahead of their parents, on foot, scooters and their bikes. If yellow lines existed around this bend, this could be prevented.

Council ref: ENQ23966179

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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 17:17, Tuesday 20 June 2023

  • 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 £3200.00 to cover legal work, consultation and associated procedural / administrative functions. The cost of the lining and signing work is additional.

    The County Council 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.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 07:54, Monday 13 November 2023

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