Oxfordshire County Council is currently consulting on a proposed weight limit for High Street, Burford.

Here is the link to the documents on the OCC web site.

https://consultations.oxfordshire.gov.uk/consult.ti/BurfordAreaWeightLimit/consultationHome

The Parish Council will be making the following comments on the proposal and residents are also encouraged to make their own comments:

  • Burford has 162 listed buildings
  • 12000 vehicles a day/600 HGVs a day use the single lane road and 12C bridge
  • Extended peak delays lead to an increase in pollution
  • Pollution levels are marginally below legal limits
  • Queueing HGVs are causing acid erosion to buildings
  • A361 at Burford is an accident black spot
  • Traffic surveys show HGVs do not stop in Burford but are passing through to other destinations
  • There are viable alternative routes
  • A weight limit in Burford would have a positive impact on other towns and villages including Bloxham on A361 by forcing HGVs to use alternative routes
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