The primary concern relates to traffic volumes and the impact of increased development on the capacity of the rural road network serving the neighbourhood. This includes concerns about speeding, safety, and the impact of heavy goods vehicles, particularly those serving businesses and construction activity at both Heyford Park and Bicester. The second main concern relates to public transport, in particular to the actual and potential loss of bus services linking the neighbourhood’s villages with each other and with Bicester. For users of trains, there is a concern that the existing services are inadequate, especially as the local population rises and the need increases for travel to Oxford and elsewhere.
Draft Transport Objectives
● To work with Oxfordshire County Council, Thames Valley Police and other bodies to develop strategies to protect against rising traffic volumes and the impact of increased development, whilst still preserving the rural character of the road network serving the neighbourhood.
● After securing current public transport provision, particularly the 25A bus route, to improve public transport to the point where it relieves pressure on the road network in a way that successfully links the neighbourhood’s villages with each other and Bicester and Oxford. To influence train operators to improve and enhance the provision of rail services.