Traffic Calming alterations in Great Bourton

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Some of you may be aware from the recent notice in the Banbury Guardian, that the Highways Department have proposed moving the current traffic chicane further towards the A423.  The newly proposed siting for this is unacceptable to the Parish Council and several residents have also written to us to express their concerns about its close proximity to the main road.

The parish council have been requesting for several years the removal of the anomaly of the present derestricted (60mph) length of Main Street from the A423 (50mph) to the start of the 30mph speed restriction, the decision on which  has been deferred until the present consultation. We had hoped, and expected, that the 30mph zone would be extended to the Southam Road junction. We will still press for that.

Bourtons Parish council had received no prior information on the details of the intended changes to the speed restrictions and traffic calming, which form part of the Sec 106 commitment for the developers. We were not consulted on this proposed re-siting until 7th December 2017 when the council received an email inviting comment on the plans, at the same time as public consultation was publicised in the Banbury Guardian. Before responding to the consultation councillors will be seeking further information from the OCC officer in charge of this consultation, also the OCC Highways officer for Traffic Advice and Design, together with the housing developers Hayfield Homes, whose responsibility it is to pay for the agreed changes.

We as a parish council had planned to subsequently seek agreement to change the traffic calming measure at the Cropredy end of the village in keeping with the new scheme.

Attached are the various notices concerning this change and if you would like to comment about it to add weight to our argument that would be very much appreciated.  You can respond directly to the  consultation,  (quoting ref: CM/12.6.138)  using the link:

The parish council would also like to hear your views by e-mail directly to [email protected] or  use the comment facility below this news items.


The related documents are:

The public notice

The Speed Limits  – consultation plan

The traffic calming relocation – consultation plan

Speed calming – statement of reasons

Parish Speeds – Draft Order

Parish Speeds Order 1981


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