Hollow Way North (Oxford) Proposed Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ)

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.

A new Minimum Impact (low signage) Controlled Parking Zone is proposed for the Hollow Way North area. There are currently problems associated with commuter parking and overflow parking from adjacent Controlled Parking Zones. Additionally, a very large new student accommodation project is expected to be completed in James Wolfe Road in September 2019. Expansion is also planned at the Churchill, Warneford and Nuffield Hospitals. This will increase the pressures on available parking.

The operational hours for the Zone for Residents Permit Parking will be 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday only, with some permitted 2-hour time limited shared use parking. The proposed CPZ would therefore enable residents and visitors parking during the day whilst assisting the free flow of traffic, improving safety for road users and pedestrians and the amenity for residents.

The following roads will include parking places for permit holders (Zone Addresses) between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday:

Brasenose Driftway Burton Place Corunna Crescent Cranmer Road
Craufurd Road East Field Close Fairfax Road Fletcher Road
Hundred Acres Close Hunter Close James Wolfe Road Lambton Close
Meyseys Close Ridley Road Rupert Road St Francis Court
Troy Close Yeats Close.    


NOTE: Kennedy Close will also be included as part of the proposed CPZ, with residents being eligible to apply for the relevant permits.

  • Residents of Benouville Close, and Parade Green student accommodation James Wolfe Road will not be eligible for permits:
  • Parking places will be available for non-permit holders but restricted to 2-hour parking between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday with no return within 2 hours.

Residents permits will be limited to one per resident but with no restriction on the number of permits per property. 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.

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) to the address below by 01 November 2019 (updated: 11/10/2019). 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 2019. The papers for the meeting will be available on the County Council’s website about a week before the meeting.


  • Opened
    12 Sep 2019 at 00:00
  • Closed
    1 Nov 2019 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