Decision details

Oxford & Abingdon: Various Locations - Proposed Permanent 'School Streets' & ANPR Enforcement

Decision Maker: Delegated Decisions by Cabinet Member for Highway Management

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


A decision is sought on proposed permanent school streets.



The Cabinet Member for the Highway Management AGREED to approve the proposal to make permanent Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs) so the Council can continue the School Streets programme with participating schools in Oxfordshire from autumn 2022, these being: 


a)    The proposed ‘prohibition of motor vehicles’ restriction during the stated operational hours (i.e.: The School Street) for each of the following four schools:


·                              Oxford – Larkrise primary school


·                              Oxford – St Ebbe’s CE primary school


·                              Abingdon – St Nicolas CE primary school


·                              Oxford – Windmill primary school


b)    The proposed use of (Automatic Number Plate Recognition) ANPR cameras to enforce the temporary road closures for the ‘School Streets' during the operational hours.

Reasons for the decision:

The School Streets programme is part of Oxfordshire County Council’s Travel to School policy within our countywide Local Transport & Connectivity Plan. This became adopted policy following the County Council meeting on 12 July 2022. This policy contributes to our vision to make “walking, cycling, public and shared transport the natural first choice.” 


The consultation proposals seek to introduce permanent Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs) for four participating schools that have been trialling School Streets under Experimental Traffic Regulation Orders (ETRO), using trained volunteers to manage and enforce the temporary closures.


Alternative options considered:

As per report.

Report author: Mark Gregory

Publication date: 08/09/2022

Date of decision: 08/09/2022

Decided at meeting: 08/09/2022 - Delegated Decisions by Cabinet Member for Highway Management

Effective from: 16/09/2022

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