Old/North Marston Area (Oxford) Proposed Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ)

Following the 'informal' consultation carried out in October/November2020 (for details click here) regarding the proposal to introduce a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) within the Old Marston area,  Oxfordshire County Council is now proposing to formally install a new Minimum Impact (low signage) CPZ by extending the existing Marston North zone to include those roads north of the B4495 Marston Ferry Road . It is anticipated that this will help to address the local problems associated with commuter parking and displaced parking from adjacent CPZs, as well as the anticipated increase in issues arising from the potential parking pressures from the Swan School on Marston Ferry Road.

New Controlled Parking Zones (CPZs) are being proposed across Oxford to address numerous local issues, along with helping to support the delivery of wider transport initiatives across the City. The proposed measures are in accordance with the Councils` policies on traffic management and parking restraint, which seek to manage transport & development, and to protect residential streets.

The operational hours for the Zone for Residents Permit Parking will be 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday, and the following roads will include parking places for permit holders (Zone Addresses) and non-permit holders for 2 hours i.e. those designated as public highway:

Barns Hay Elsfield Road Mill Lane Southcroft
Boults Close Harlow Way Oxford Road  
Boults Lane Little Acreage Park Way  
Church Lane Lodge Close Ponds Lane  


  • ‘Prohibition of waiting at any time’ (Double Yellow Lines) will see some additions in the following roads: Barns Hay, Elsfield Road, Oxford Road (including into Gordon Close & Rylands) and White Hart. Double Yellow Lines will remain as currently marked in Boults Close and Boults Lane..
  • The existing `Prohibition of Motor Vehicles` on Elsfield Road between Oxford Road and Southcroft will be amended to allow access to that section of road for permit holders & 2-hour general parking. The remaining short section of Elsfield Road to its junction with Marsh lane will retain the prohibition in order to prevent unauthorised access.

Residents permits will be limited to one per resident with a maximum of two permits per property.  A resident may obtain a temporary permit for a replacement vehicle while their permanent vehicle is off the road. A person who is temporarily resident at a Zone Address for work purposes will be eligible for a resident`s permit. A resident who is temporarily resident for study purpose does not qualify.

NOTE: Further details can be found in the Public Notice & Statement of Reasons, which will be available among the other consultation documents when finalised.

Objections to the proposals and other representations, specifying the grounds on which they are made, may be sent in by completing the online questionnaire, by downloading or printing a copy of the questinnaire, via email or in writing (quoting ref: CM/12.6.320_MA) to the address below by 06 August 2021The Council will consider objections and representations received in response and they may be disseminated widely for these purposes and made available to the public.

Any unresolved objections will be reported to the Council’s Cabinet meeting in September 2021 (the Forward Plan of decisions meetings can be viewed here). The papers for the meeting will be available on the County Council’s website about a week before the meeting.


  • Opened
    8 Jul 2021 at 08:00
  • Closed
    6 Aug 2021 at 15:00


Contact Name Christian Mauz (Technical Officer - Traffic & Road Safety)
Contact Email Address christian.mauz@oxfordshire.gov.uk
Contact Phone Number 0345 310 1111
Contact Postal Address Oxfordshire County Council
County Hall
New Road

Consultation Topic
  • Planning
  • Roads & transport
Target Audience
  • Oxfordshire residents
  • Councillors
  • Businesses
  • Schools
Geographical Area
  • Oxford City