Agenda and decisions

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Declaration of Interest


Questions from County Councillors pdf icon PDF 326 KB

Any county councillor may, by giving notice to the Proper Officer by 9 am two working days before the meeting, ask a question on any matter in respect of the Cabinet Member’s delegated powers.


The number of questions which may be asked by any councillor at any one meeting is limited to two (or one question with notice and a supplementary question at the meeting) and the time for questions will be limited to 30 minutes in total. As with questions at Council, any questions which remain unanswered at the end of this item will receive a written response.


Questions submitted prior to the agenda being despatched are shown below and will be the subject of a response from the appropriate Cabinet Member or such other councillor or officer as is determined by the Cabinet Member, and shall not be the subject of further debate at this meeting. Questions received after the despatch of the agenda, but before the deadline, will be shown on the Schedule of Addenda circulated at the meeting, together with any written response which is available at that time.



Petitions and Public Address pdf icon PDF 178 KB

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Burford Experimental Weight Limit pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Forward Plan Ref: 2021/196

Contact: Natalie Moore, Transport Planner Tel: 07917 534327


Report by Corporate Director Environment & Place (CMDTDS4).


This report details the impact of the Burford Experimental Traffic Regulation Order (ETRO) which placed a 7.5t weight restriction on roads within Burford including the A361.  The scheme has brought benefits to Burford and neighbouring areas, but the consultation has highlighted the impact of the dispersal of rerouting Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) traffic on other communities.  An areawide weight restriction is likely to remedy many of the issues but will take some time to implement.  A decision is required on whether to make the Burford ETRO permanent until this is in place.  An expansion of the current permit system would be required if the Burford restriction is made permanent.


The Cabinet Member is RECOMMENDED to


a)    APPROVE officers to consider the costs and benefits of developing area wide restrictions across Oxfordshire including close working with neighbouring authorities, as part of the county wide freight strategy, as soon as practicable. Noting any future approval of area wide weight restrictions would likely see existing environmental weight restrictions revoked subject to consultation.


b)   EITHER:

                                      i.                REVOKE the Burford Experimental Traffic Regulation Order of 7.5t weight restriction. Therefore, not making a permanent order.


                                    ii.                APPROVE the Burford Traffic Regulation Order of 7.5t weight restriction with associated Permit Scheme, subject to Burford Town Council committing to indefinitely run the Permit Scheme outlined in this paper. Should the Permit Scheme be revoked the county council will re-evaluate the impacts of the order.


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