Westgate Centre Area (Oxford) Experimental Traffic Regulation Order (Taxi Provision)

Oxfordshire County Council has made the following experimental Order under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 and all other enabling power. The effect of the order, which comes into force on 01 May 2019 is:

  • To permit* Taxis and Licensed Private Hire Vehicles to use the following roads around the Westgate Centre between the hours of 7am & 7pm on all days:
    • Castle Street, Norfolk Street, and Speedwell Street; and,
    • to remove the prohibition of such vehicles turning at the junction of Speedwell Street with Old Greyfriars Street*.

* note: In order to facilitate this, the necessary road signage exemption plates will be shown as/where required.

The Experimental Order will operate for a maximum period of 18 months.

The Council will be considering in due course whether the provisions of the Experimental Order should be continued in force indefinitely. Any person may object to the making of the experimental Order for the purposes of such indefinite continuation within a period of 6 months** (a) beginning with the day on which the experimental Order comes into force or (b) if that Order is varied by any order made by the Council or modified by the Director for Communities/Infrastructure Delivery of the Council pursuant to Section 10(2) of the 1984 Act, beginning with the day on which the variation or modification comes into force.

** Objections to the proposals and other representations, specifying the grounds on which they are made, may be sent in by completing the online questionnaire, via email or in writing (quoting ref: CM/WestgateExperiment) to the address below or by completing the online questionnaire by 01 May 2020. The Council will consider objections and representations received in response and they may be disseminated widely for these purposes and made available to the public.


This consultation has now closed.


  • Opened
    15 Apr 2019 at 00:00
  • Closed
    1 May 2020 at 23:59


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
  • Economy & business
  • Planning
  • Roads & transport
Target Audience
  • Oxfordshire residents
  • Councillors
  • Businesses
Geographical Area
  • Oxford City