Decision details

Wheatley Waiting Restriction Review 2023/24

Decision Maker: Delegated Decisions by Cabinet Member for Transport Management

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes



Officers have been working with the Parish Council to bring forward proposals for waiting restrictions which better manage the demand for parking, improve road safety and reduce incidents of obstruction.


The Chair invited speakers to address the meeting and responded to their points in turn.


The Chair noted comments of support from Oxford Bus Company for these proposals.


The Chair referenced consultation responses from local businesses surrounding staff parking. Officers responded that the proposals were not a holistic approach.


The Chair reflected upon the joined-up working between the County Council and South Oxfordshire District Council with regards to car-parking space being made available to permit holders.


The Chair noted responses about weddings and funeral arrangements and questioned whether they’d be affected by these changes. Officers stated that funerals and weddings were standard exemptions from yellow lines, and confirmed that they could put the Church in contact with the contractor if necessary.


The Chair thanked officers for listening to the consultation responses, and local County Councillor, so to be able to provide solutions to concerns.


The Chair agreed to the recommendations in the report.




Approve the following:


a) New ‘No Waiting at Any Time’ (double yellow lines) restrictions, on sections of Westfield Road, Templars Close, Church Road, Station Road, Simon’s Close, Farm Close Road, Howe Close, Ladder Hill, Kelham Hall Drive, Park Hill, London Road, A40 Overbridge, Morland Close, Holloway Road and Littleworth Road, as advertised.


b) Upgrade the existing advisory ‘School Keep Clear’ markings to enforceable ‘No Stopping on school entrance markings Mondays to Fridays 8am-9am and 2.30pm-3.30pm’ on Littleworth Road as advertised,


c) New permit holders only parking bay ‘Mondays to Fridays 9am to 4pm’ on Bell Lane as advertised,


d) In High Street, the time-limit for the new ‘shared’ parking spaces, operating on Mondays to Fridays between 9am and 4pm, should be relaxed to 2 hours – instead of the 1 hour as advertised.

Report author: Mike Horton

Publication date: 23/05/2024

Date of decision: 23/05/2024

Decided at meeting: 23/05/2024 - Delegated Decisions by Cabinet Member for Transport Management

Effective from: 31/05/2024

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