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

Following the previous consultation carried out in September 2019 (for details click here) regarding the proposal to introduce a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) within the Hollow Way North area,  Oxfordshire County Council - after having carefully reviewed the responses received, and revised the proposals accordingly - is now proposing to install a new 'Minimum Impact' (low signage) CPZ which will help alleviate the current problems faced by residents with parking in the area associated with commuter parking and overflow parking from adjacent Controlled Parking Zones. Additionally, a  very large new student accommodation project was 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 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.

Changes  to the original proposals apply to James Wolfe Road, Hunter Close, Kennedy Close and Lambton Close, and also  Hundred Acre Close, where it is now proposed that the CPZ applies on all days of the week, with 2-hour waiting by non-permit holders permitted on all days of the week between 8am and 6.30pm but with permit holder parking only between 6.30pm and 8am. Additionally on James Wolfe Road, the revised proposals include changes to the proposed yellow line restrictions and the provision of a limited extent of  short stay (30 minute) day time waiting at the request of the DVLA test centre.

For the other roads in the area, there is no change to the proposals consulted on last autumn, with the CPZ restrictions only applying between 9am and 5pm on weekdays (Monday to Friday).

The operational hours for the Zone for Residents Permit Parking will in all the roads excluding Hundred Acre Close, Hunter Close, James Wolfe Road, Kennedy Close and Lambton Close be 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday only, with some permitted 2-hour time limited shared use parking.

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

Brasenose Driftway Craufurd Road Meyseys Close Troy Close
Burton Place East Field Close Ridley Road Yeats Close
Corunna Crescent Fairfax Road Rupert Road  
Cranmer Road  Fletcher Road  St Francis Court  


The following roads will include parking places for permit holders (Zone Addresses) between at all times on all days of the week, and will be available for non-permit holders between 8am and 6.30pm on all days of the week but restricted to 2-hour parking with no return within 2 hours. Permit holders only parking will apply between 6.30pm and 8am on all days of the week:

Hundred Acres Close Hunter Close James Wolfe Road Kennedy Close
Lambton Close      


In James Wolfe Road, some parking places opposite the DVLA test centre will be provided with the following provisions: Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm – 30-minute parking with no return within 30 minutes. Monday to Friday 4pm to 6.30 pm - 2-hour parking with no return within 2 hours. Saturday and Sunday 8am to 6.30pm 2-hour parking with no return within 2 hours. Permit holders only parking will apply between 6.30pm and 8am on all days of the week

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. Residents will be able to apply for annual parking permits and the eligible properties are known as `Zone Addresses` with a local identifier of `HT`.

NOTE: Residents of Benouville Close, and the Paul Kent Hall and Parade Green student accommodation at James Wolfe Road will not be eligible for permits.

'No Waiting at Any Time' parking restrictions (double yellow lines) will remain as currently marked, but it is proposed to introduce additional sections within the zone boundary, these will be mostly near junctions. 

NOTE: Further details can be found in the Public Notice, which is listed among the other consultation documents.

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/HWN) to the address below by 06 March 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 26 March 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.

This consultation has now closed and feedback is available.


  • Opened
    6 Feb 2020 at 08:00
  • Closed
    6 Mar 2020 at 23:59
  • Response Published
    10 Sep 2020


Contact Name Christian Mauz (Technical Officer - Traffic & Road Safety)
Contact Email Address christian.mauz@oxfordshire.gov.uk
Contact Phone Number 0345 3101111
Contact Postal Address Oxfordshire County Council
County Hall
New Road

Consultation Topic
  • Economy & business
  • Planning
  • Roads & transport
Target Audience
  • Oxfordshire residents
  • Councillors
  • Businesses
  • Public sector organisations
  • Schools
  • Voluntary organisations and community groups
Geographical Area
  • Oxford City