A361 High Street (Burford) Proposed 7.5 Tonne Weight Limit Restriction

Oxfordshire County Council proposes to make the following changes on the grounds of promoting road safety, reducing danger and congestion, and improving the environment of the area:

  • to introduce a 7.5 tonne Weight Restriction within Burford as follows:
    • on the High Street - between the Burford and Fullbrook roundabouts (A40 to A424).
    • Access only for HGVs to make deliveries etc. will be permitted, as well as exemptions for emergency services and vehicles used for roads and utilities works.

The proposal is primarily intended to protect the historic residential streets and its community from heavier lorry traffic. The restriction would also force heavy goods vehicles to make full use of the alternative major road network around the area.

Objections to the proposals and other representations, specifying the grounds on which they are made, may be sent in by completing the online questionnaire or by writing (quoting ref: JW-WeightLimit) to the address below by 15 September 2017. 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.

Any unresolved objections will be reported to the Council’s Cabinet meeting in October 2017. The papers for the meeting will be available on the County Council’s website about a week before the meeting.

This consultation has now closed.


  • Opened
    17 Aug 2017 at 00:00
  • Closed
    15 Sep 2017 at 23:59


Contact Name Christian Mauz
Contact Email Address christian.mauz@oxfordshire.gov.uk
Contact Phone Number 07392 318873
Contact Postal Address Oxfordshire County Council
County Hall
New Road

Consultation Topic
  • Environment & waste
  • Planning
  • Roads & transport
Target Audience
  • Oxfordshire residents
  • Councillors
  • Businesses
Geographical Area
  • Burford and Carterton
  • Charlbury, Chipping Norton and Woodstock
  • Witney