Horsemere Lane (Cassington) Proposed Road Closure RECONSULTATION (June19)

Following earlier consultations carried out in January/February 2019 (for details click here) & March April 2019  (for details click here) regarding the proposal to close the use of Horsemere Lane by motor vehicles, Oxfordshire County Council is now re-consulting on the proposals to close Horsemere Lane to vehicles for road safety reasons and to prevent its use a `rat-run` to the A40. The new proposal is being put forward following further input from the County Councils Legal (Environment) team. Specifically, the proposals comprise of the following:

  • The lane will be closed to motor vehicles and horse drawn vehicles and use restricted to cycles, horses and pedestrians; this will be achieved by placing a restriction gate in the lane approximately 117.5 metres (halfway along) from the A40,

  • the one-way traffic restriction and the 5 tonne Weight Limit will be revoked. Access to property and for loading/unloading will be permitted from either end of the lane,

  • to revert the lane to its status as Restricted Byway 152/4

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.12.6.152) to the address below by 05 July 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
    6 Jun 2019 at 08:00
  • Closed
    5 Jul 2019 at 23:59


Contact Name Christian Mauz (Technical Officer - Traffic & Road Safety)
Contact Email Address
Contact Phone Number 0345 310 1111
Contact Postal Address Oxfordshire County Council
County Hall
New Road

Consultation Topic
  • Environment & waste
  • Leisure & culture
  • Planning
  • Roads & transport
Target Audience
  • Oxfordshire residents
  • Councillors
Geographical Area
  • Witney