Prospective Conservative candidate for Littlemore ward, Daniel Stafford, has expressed disappointment after Oxfordshire County Council responded to a petition calling for the Littlemore Low Traffic Neighbourhood (LTN) barriers to be removed. Mr Stafford, a Littlemore resident, presented the petition to the council on Tuesday 14 December, with 3,666 signatures opposing the LTNs. The council's response provided policy background to the implementation of traffic barriers in Cowley, and stated that "A decision on the Cowley LTN will be made at the Cabinet Member Decision on 24th February."
Mr Stafford said "I am profoundly disappointed the County Council have made no concession to the large-scale opposition to these barriers from Littlemore residents. To dismiss reasonable concerns out of hand is disrespectful to those Littlemore residents who trusted the County Council to listen.
If the County Council extend the LTN trial beyond 24th February, Littlemore residents will rightly conclude that the 'Fair Deal' alliance of Liberal Democrats and Labour will never listen, and that only Oxford's Conservatives can deliver the leadership required to end the war on automotive transport."
The written response from Oxfordshire County Council is available below as a download.