Various Locations (Oxford) - Proposed Controlled Parking Zones (CPZ) INFORMAL CONSULTATION Jan 21

Oxfordshire County Council and Oxford City Council between them are responsible for managing new development across Oxford and Oxfordshire, as well as the impact that has on our roads and public transport network. Together, they are both funding and developing a transport strategy for Oxford that aims to address challenges that new development in the city and county will bring. This strategy seeks to reduce congestion and reprioritise road space to allow improvements in public transport, cycling and walking.

One of the tools in both existing and draft transport strategies are Controlled Parking Zones - In such zones on street car parking is severely restricted, and parking permits are normally only issued to local residents or businesses. It will not affect your ability to park on a private driveway. This helps prevent commuter traffic and parking building up on our residential streets; reducing congestion and pollution and improving the environment around residents’ homes. Controlled Parking Zones have been operating in the city for many years; there are currently 37 in the city, with 3 of these coming into force last year.

On their own, they can help discourage commuter parking in areas of high pressure, but a roll out across Oxford would also support:

  • Oxford Local Plan Policies, which are aiming to see a reduction in parking spaces across the city and encourage car free development, thus releasing land to be used more efficiently and creating better designed developments
  • Levies on parking spaces for offices and industry in the city as part of Connecting Oxford (https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/residents/roads-and-transport/connecting-oxfordshire/connecting-oxford) [subject to further consultation and approval]
  • Ensuring that commuter parking is not just moved to areas without restrictions, such as yours.
    Together, Oxford City and Oxfordshire County Councils are therefore proposing to fund and introduce several new Controlled Parking Zones across the city. These reflect where development and traffic pressures are currently high, or are expected to be high when development takes place over the next few years. We want to be proactive in ensuring these measures are in place beforehand.

Together, Oxford City and Oxfordshire County Council are therefore proposing to fund and introduce several new Controlled Parking Zones across the city, and these reflect where development and traffic pressures are currently high, or are expected to be high when development takes place over the next few years. Before introducing a Controlled Parking Zone, we need to consult widely to assess how it could meet the needs of residents and local businesses. We are therefore asking local residents & business for their views on the following proposed zones which we believe will face such pressures:

Donnington

Iffley Blackbird Leys

Littlemore North

Rose Hill Greater Leys

Barton

Upper Wolvercote Littlemore South

Risinghurst

Lower Wolvercote  

 South Oxford

Jordan Hill  

 

Your response should be completed (ideally via the online questionnaire) and returned by Friday 05th March. It is anticipated that the feedback from the consultations will be presented to elected councillors in spring 2021 (the Forward Plan of decisions meetings can be viewed here), where priorities will be set for a future programme of new parking zones in the City. Subject to approval and funding, formal consultations on new schemes are likely to start later this year.

Note: Whilst we will endeavour to answer simple queries during the course of the informal consultation, due the large volume of responses received any more complex questions/issues will be appraised and dealt with as part of consultation process. Should a proposed CPZ move onto the formal consultation stage further information will be provided at that point, including details on the justification, proposed restrictions & permit eligibility.

Timeline

  • Opened
    5 Feb 2021 at 17:00
  • Closed
    5 Mar 2021 at 17:00

Details

Contact Name Christian Mauz (Technical Officer - Traffic & Road Safety)
Contact Email Address christian.mauz@oxfordshire.gov.uk
Contact Phone Number 0345 3101111
Contact Postal Address Oxfordshire County Council
County Hall
New Road
OXFORD
OX1 1ND

Consultation Topic
  • Economy & business
  • Environment & waste
  • Planning
  • Roads & transport
Target Audience
  • Oxfordshire residents
  • Councillors
  • Businesses
  • Public sector organisations
  • Schools
  • Voluntary organisations and community groups
Geographical Area
  • Oxford City