Diamond Drive & Larch Drive (GWP, Didcot) Proposed Bus Gate

Oxfordshire County Council proposes introduce a Bus only ‘gate’ between the southern part of Diamond Drive & the northern part of Larch Drive in the Great Western Park residential development in Didcot. The proposals will allow for use by bus services and pedal cyclists (other ‘standard’ exemptions apply) and is aimed at preventing through traffic as well as ensuring local buses can service the southern neighbourhood effectively. Specifically, the proposals are as follows:

    • introduce a 12* metres long Bus only ‘gate’ between the southern part of Diamond Drive & the northern part of Larch Drive, a point 30* metres north of the junction with Willow End,
    • the Bus Lane is for use by buses & pedal cycles only, with all other vehicles prohibited except for emergency vehicles & essential services,
    • access will be managed by a Hydraulic Bollard in the centre of the carriageway, accompanied by a static bollard on the eastern side, and a collapsible bollard on the western side. Appropriate traffic signs will be displayed.

* All dimensions are approximate, taken from the centre of the junction to the centre of the feature.

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.12.6.189) to the address below by 19 June 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.

Any unresolved objections will be reported to the Council’s Cabinet meeting later in 2020. The papers for the meeting will be available on the County Council’s website about a week before the meeting.



  • Opened
    20 May 2020 at 00:00
  • Closed
    19 Jun 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
  • Planning
  • Roads & transport
Target Audience
  • Oxfordshire residents
  • Councillors
Geographical Area
  • Didcot