Icknield Way (Ardington, West Hendred & East Hendred) Proposed Countryside Access Vehicle Restrictions

Following an earlier 'informal' consultation carried out in May 2019 (for details click here) regarding the proposals to introduce restrictions to vehicle use within sections of the Icknield Way (Byway Open to All Traffic (BOAT) & Restricted Byway) located in the Lockinge & West Hendred areas, Oxfordshire County Council is now formally seeking to regulate traffic and classes of vehicle considered appropriate to use the rights of way as they are improved. The aim therefore is to prohibit use by Motor Vehicles and in part horse-drawn carriages on the Icknield Way between Lockinge and East Hendred. 


Lengths of BOAT where Motor Vehicle & Carriage Drivers are Prohibited:

  • No.285/8/10 from the junction with Well Street, Lockinge, eastwards through Ardington No.108/12/10 and 108/12/20 through No.403/9/30 to the junction with Ginge Road, West Hendred.

Lengths of BOAT and RESTRICTED BYWAY where Motor Vehicle are Prohibited:

  • BOAT No.403/9/40 & 403/9/50 & 403/9/60 West Hendred eastwards
  • through RESTRICTED BYWAY No.199/17/10 East Hendred to the junction with Newbury Road.

Use will continue to be permitted for pedestrians, cycles, horses, disabled persons wheelchairs and powered mobility conveyances, and for access by agricultural land users, highway maintenance vehicles and refuse collection. Appropriate signage will be displayed at all access points to inform byway users.

* The associated 'Statement of Reasons' outlines the various matters that have been considered in the promoting of these proposals.

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.12.6.108) to the address below by 13 September 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
    14 Aug 2019 at 00:00
  • Closed
    13 Sep 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
  • Environment & waste
  • Leisure & culture
  • Roads & transport
Target Audience
  • Oxfordshire residents
  • Councillors
  • Voluntary organisations and community groups
Geographical Area
  • Grove and Wantage