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Have your say on district's parking strategy

Following a car parking survey which took place earlier in the year, West Oxfordshire District Council is now seeking people’s views on its’ new parking strategy.

Over 2,600 people completed the council survey last spring and this data, coupled with further in-depth research, has led to the development of the strategy for West Oxfordshire.

The report offers a range of proposals including the provision of more parking spaces in key areas, improvements to existing facilities and a review of enforcement. It will provide a blueprint for the Council to help make a decision on any proposed parking changes or improvements.

The key policy of free parking at all 15 car parks across the district which the Council owns or manages remains at the heart of the strategy. Detailed solutions for individual car parks and communities are not included as this will vary for site to site.

Cllr Carol Reynolds, Cabinet member for the Environment and Community, said “The Council is committed to providing free car parking as it is a fantastic way of supporting our local economy, businesses and residents. But we are well aware of the growing population and the need for additional spaces, so we are looking at different ways we can improve parking capacity in the future, including working with the private sector.

“The strategy is flexible and will be amended as circumstances change or significant new parking concerns arise. We are keen to ensure that all the key issues are covered and welcome people’s views during this consultation, which ends on 14 November.”

The parking strategy is available to view at council reception points and online at www.westoxon.gov.uk/parkingstrategy

Comments should be emailed to parking@westoxon.gov.uk or sent to the Parking Manager, West Oxfordshire District Council, Woodgreen, Witney OX28 1PB before 5pm on Monday 14 November 2016.

Posted : 01/11/2016 13:40:59

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