As covered in this month’s Chippy News, local resident and Conservative WODC candidate Guy Wall decided to take action after learning that Oxfordshire County Council appeared to have taken the action to ban HGVs through Chippy out of its latest Transport Plan.
He decided to start a petition, which has already gained much momentum. The petition says:
Oxfordshire County Council have [sic] taken the small towns strategy out of the Local Transport Plan 4. This means the proposed lorry route that will take A44 lorries out of Chipping Norton will not be implemented.
It is important because a lorry route will take many HGVs out of the centre of town and make London Road, Banbury Road and Horsefair and the centre of town safer for residents, cut congestion and therefore better the Air Quality.
You can sign up to the petition online here.
For our full article on the whole HGV situation and OCC’s plan, see this month’s Chippy News. We will cover any further responses next month.
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