Further work to be carried out on Burford HGV ban proposal

A decision on whether to impose a ban on HGVs through Burford has been deferred by Oxfordshire County Council.

A consultation on the proposal was carried out between 17 August and 15 September on a proposal to ban vehicles exceeding 7.5 tonnes travelling between Burford and Fulbrook roundabouts (A40 to A424).

While there were 143 expressions of support for the idea, there were 67 objections received – many from people or organisations in neighbouring areas worried about a knock-on impact for them.

Oxfordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Economy Councillor Yvonne Constance decided to defer the proposal pending further investigations to determine the wider effect the scheme would have on neighbouring areas as a result of displaced vehicles.