The Bungalow Garsington Road Oxford OX4 6NQ
2 November 2021
Demolition of existing bungalow and MOT garage. Erection of a three storey building to create 9 x 2 bed flats (Use Class C3) and 1no office (Use Class E(g)(i)). Provision of car parking, bin and cycle stores.
OCS has concerns concerning the absence of any traffic management plan in this application (other than the control of construction vehicles). This is something that must be properly considered and planned. The Garsington Road is very busy with three lanes approaching the roundabout and it would be difficult to imagine how the traffic would safely enter the development. Access very much depends on other drivers giving way to those coming from Cowley, turning in (right) or out (left). Turning out right would be particularly hazardous considering the number of lanes and speeding traffic coming off the roundabout. Installing another set of traffic lights for the development would only exacerbate congestion.