The County Council says it will carry out regular reviews of residents’ parking zones. One has just been completed in West Oxford.
Isn’t it time that our RPZs were reviewed in Headington? That’s what residents in New Headington are telling David and me.
We shall be working with residents’ associations to push for action on this.
Why should residents have to pay to park their cars outside their own homes?
Why are some zones 24/7? Is this unfair for residents living in busy areas?
Why should residents in 24/7 areas have to pay for passes for every visitor to their homes?
Tell us what you think!
The Inspector has dismissed two appeals for refusal of planning
At 10 ~Stephen Road: Demolition of existing building comprising of 2
flats, garages and lock up storage. Erection of 4×3 bed houses, 1×2 bed
flats and 3×1 bed flats. Retention of existing single storey unit at
rear for commercial use. Provision of on-site car parking. (Amended
plans and description).
And at 10 and 12 Stephen road:
Demolition of existing property divided into 2 flats, garages/lock up.
Erection of 5 x 3 bed terraced houses and 2 x 1
The original decisions by City Council were by North East Area Committee overturning
the planning officer recommendation to accept.
So both appeals have been dismissed, meaning neither has been given planning permission.
This decision is final and can not be appealed. The developers can put in another planning application; if they do so, they will have to overcome the reasons for refusal as expressed in this decision.
At a meeting of stakeholders this morning at Cheney School, many people expressed frustration that developer money still had not been spent to improve cycling routes in this area.
There was widespread support for a 20 mph speed limit on Old Road, possibly enforced by a time over distance speed camera.
Another suggestion was made to remove the central white line from the middle of the road which reduces the sense of certainty that encourages drivers to speed.
Everyone wanted to support Cheney School’s cycling to school policy.
The suggestion to put in speed cushions or raised tables was not so popular.
Another suggestion was to enable cyclists to bypass the queue at Windmill Road junction by using a cycle track painted on the footway which would drop away to the advanced stop line marked on the road.
County officers were asked to look into ways of obtaining extra funding for improvements along this busy stretch of road which serves the Churchill Hospital, Cheney School, the University of Oxford, and Oxford Brookes University.
Three planning applications have been lodged in our ward during the week 30 December – 5 January, they are in St. Anne’s Road, Windmill Road and Dunstan Road (Ruskin College). If you want to see these in full, please click on Planning applications in the centre tool bar. All three have been delegated to planning officers. Last date for comments/objections is 30 January