CONSULTATION – Icknield Way (Ardington, West Hendred & East Hendred) Proposed Countryside Access Vehicle Restrictions

RE: CONSULTATION – Icknield Way (Ardington, West Hendred & East Hendred) Proposed Countryside Access Vehicle Restrictions

Following an earlier 'informal' consultation carried out in May 2019 (for details click here) regarding the proposals to introduce restrictions to vehicle use within sections of the Icknield Way (Byway Open to All Traffic (BOAT) & Restricted Byway) located in the Lockinge & West Hendred areas, Oxfordshire County Council is now formally seeking to regulate traffic and classes of vehicle considered appropriate to use the rights of way as they are improved. The aim therefore is to prohibit use by Motor Vehicles and in part horse-drawn carriages on the Icknield Way between Lockinge and East Hendred. Specifically, the following restrictions are proposed:

A - Lengths of BOAT where Motor Vehicle & Carriage Drivers are Prohibited:

  • No.285/8/10 from the junction with Well Street, Lockinge, eastwards through
  • Ardington No.108/12/10 and 108/12/20 through
  • No.403/9/30 to the junction with Ginge Road, West Hendred.

B - Lengths of BOAT and RESTRICTED BYWAY where Motor Vehicle are Prohibited:

  • BOAT No.403/9/40 & 403/9/50 & 403/9/60 West Hendred eastwards
  • through RESTRICTED BYWAY No.199/17/10 East Hendred to the junction with Newbury Road.

Use will continue to be permitted for pedestrians, cycles, horses, disabled persons wheelchairs and powered mobility conveyances, and for access by agricultural land users, highway maintenance vehicles and refuse collection. Appropriate signage will be displayed at all access points to inform byway users. In light of this, please find the following consultation documents attached:

  • Public Notice,
  • Statement of Reasons,
  • Consultation Plan,
  • Draft Traffic Regulation Order.

The proposed Traffic Regulation Order is scheduled to be advertised in the Oxford Times on; Wednesday 14th August 2019 and in the Oxford Times on; Thursday 15th August 2019, and details will also be available to view on the Councils consultation pages at the address below from Wednesday morning:

As stated on the notice, any objections or other representations on the proposal should be submitted by Friday 13th September 2019.

Technical Officer (Traffic & Road Safety)
Area Operations Hub|Community Operations
Communities|Oxfordshire County Council|County Hall|New Road|Oxford|OX1 1ND

Posted: Tue, 13 Aug 2019 10:33 by Joanne Myers

Tags: Oxfordshire County Council