Decision details

Motion by Councillor Stefan Gawrysiak

Decision Maker: County Council

Decision status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


With the consent of Council, Councillor Gawrysiak moved his motion as amended at the suggestion of Councillor Hibbert-Biles as shown below in bold italics:


The County Council will consider environmental weight restrictions across the County, particularly areas which are subject to significant levels of HGV traffic, prioritising the towns of Burford, Chipping Norton and Henley-on-Thames. However, the county council is very unlikely to have any funding available for this in the coming years so any schemes would need to be funded through development and/or by local communities, businesses and town/parish councils.


This policy clearly states that Henley is subject to significantly high levels of HGV traffic. Henley is also an AQMA area which means we have significant pollution.


Council calls upon the Corporate Director for Environment and Place to complete the necessary studies for an environmental weight restriction for Henley, in the event that funding to cover the whole cost is secured through development and/or by local communities, businesses and town/parish councils and would not fall on the OCC.


The motion as amended was carried by 40 votes for, with 3 against and 15 abstentions.

Publication date: 14/04/2021

Date of decision: 07/04/2021

Decided at meeting: 07/04/2021 - County Council