On March 27th The Oxfordshire County Council Cabinet Member for Transport heard representations on proposed changes to the pedestrian lights on Marcham Road and Ock Street. These changes are a prerequisite for building the 159 houses in a field off the Drayton Road, and will be funded by the developer. On that occasion 11 people spoke against the plans and the cabinet member rejected the proposal.
Following a legal challenge on the grounds that the County Council did not make clear the reason for rejection, the scheme is going back for reconsultation. On the initial occasion the Town Council objected on grounds of “increased congestion and delay, safety, and reduced air quality”
The plans have not changed. Correspondence from the first consultation will be included in the second, but people can write again. Email:Christian.mauz at oxfordshire.gov.uk no later than 26th September. A decision will be made on October 9th. The writing on brown is the location of the existing lights, and the red zig-zags are the proposed lights.