Cowley Central East Area (Oxford) Proposed Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ)

Following the 'informal' consultation carried out in November/December 2018 (for details click here) regarding the proposal to introduce a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) within the Cowley Central East area,  Oxfordshire County Council is now proposing to formally install a new Minimum Impact (low signage) CPZ. It is anticipated that this will help to address the local problems associated with commuter parking and overflow parking from Templars Square Shopping centre and John Allen Centre.

The development of Controlled Parking Zones) CPZs is a key element of the County Council’s Parking Strategy, and forms part of action plans to tackle the problems of congestion identified for Oxford, as well as to improve air quality and the street environment. CPZs restrict the availability of commuter parking in residential streets and encourage commuters to find alternative means of transport both into and within the City. Supported by public transport, walking and cycling improvements, they are an essential tool in managing traffic levels and thereby reducing the effects of traffic congestion. They also ensure that cars are not parked in inappropriate or unsafe places, thereby contributing to road safety and improvements to the street environment.

The operational hours for the Zone for Residents Permit Parking will be 8am to 6.30pm Monday to Saturday, and the following roads will include parking places for permit holders (Zone Addresses):

Amory Close Burgan Close Kersington Crescent St Omer Road
Bailey Road Cleveland Drive Knolles Road St Lukes Road
Barns Road Coleridge Close Lockheart Crescent  
Bartholomew Road * Frederick Road Napier Road  
Boswell Road Gerard Place Phipps Road  


* from its junction with Burgan Close and Lockheart Crescent eastwards to its junction with Barns Road

  • The prohibition of waiting at any time (double yellow lines) will remain as currently marked but with some additions in the following roads: Barns Road, Cleveland Drive, Gerard Place, Kersington Crescent, Knolles Road, Phipps Road and St Omer Road.
  • The existing no waiting 8am to 6.30pm Monday to Saturday (single yellow lines) will remain as currently marked in Barns Road and Bartholomew Road (from its junction with Burgan Close and Lockheart Crescent eastwards to its junction with Barns Road).
  • The existing No Waiting 3pm to 4pm Monday to Friday restriction (single yellow lines) in Bailey Road, Boswell Road, Cleveland Drive, Frederick Road, Knolles Road, Napier Road, Phipps Road, and St Lukes Road will be removed.

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, via email or in writing (quoting ref: AK/CM/TRO/CowleyCentralEast) to the address below by 20 November 2020The 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 due to take place on Thursday 17 December 2020 at 10am at County Hall, Oxford. This will be a public meeting at which members of the public may apply to speak, the papers for the which will be available on the County Council’s website about a week before the meeting.


  • Opened
    22 Oct 2020 at 00:00
  • Closed
    20 Nov 2020 at 23:59


Contact Name Christian Mauz (Technical Officer - Traffic & Road Safety)
Contact Email Address
Contact Phone Number 0345 3101111
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