Have Your Say on New Parking Measures in Henley

Oxfordshire County Council have opened a public consultation on new and amended parking measures put forward by Henley Town Council and residents which include introduction of double yellow lines at junctions on Harpsden Road and roads off of this and Queen Street, changing of the loading bays in Bell Street to Goods Vehicle Loading bays only, formalising residents’ parking bays in Friday Street and extra short-stay spaces on Market Place near to d:two.

The full list can be found below and residents can comment on the proposed order at https://letstalk.oxfordshire.gov.uk/henley_parkingloading_2023 by 15 December. If you would like to see an improvement to parking in another area for consideration in the next parking order, please email the Henley Town Council at clerk@henleytowncouncil.gov.uk.  Henley Town Council applied for the order to include short stay spaces outside Machins butchers on Market Place but this was turned down due to access needed for emergency services.

‘No Waiting at Any Time’ restrictions (double yellow lines):

Mill Lane:
a. North side – extend the existing restriction adjacent to ‘Henley Manor’, south-westwards by 57 metres.
b. South side – extend the existing restriction opposite ‘Henley Manor’, south-westwards by 85 metres, adjoining the existing restriction to form a continuous length.

Reading Road: both sides – extend the existing restrictions north of Newtown Road by 50 metres to adjoin the pedestrian crossing markings.
The Close: both sides – extend the existing restrictions east of Greys Road by 14 metres.
Greys Road: east side – extend the existing restriction southwest of Church Street by 4.5 metres.
Church Street: west side – extend the existing restriction north of Greys Hill by 4 metres.
Greys Hill: north side – extend the existing restriction southwest of Church Street by 4.5 metres.
St Andrews Road: north side – extend the existing restriction southwest of the A4155 either side of Orchard Close by 16 metres.

New Double Yellow Lines introduced:

Harpsden Road – East side:
a. either side of its junction with Boston Road for approx. 20 metres,
b. either side of its junction with Niagara Road for approx. 20 metres,
c. either side of its junction with Newtown Gardens for approx. 20 metres,
d. either side of its junction with Wilson Avenue for approx. 30 metres.
Harpsden Road – West side:
a. either side of its junction with Western Avenue for approx. 25 metres,
b. from its junction with Vicarage Road, northwards for approx. 12 metres.
Boston Road: both sides – from its junction with Harpsden Road, eastwards for approx. 12 metres.
Western Avenue: both sides – from its junction with Harpsden Road, westwards for approx. 14 metres.
Niagara Road: both sides – from its junction with Harpsden Road, eastwards for approx. 10 metres.
Wilson Avenue: both sides – from its junction with Harpsden Road, eastwards for approx. 12 metres.
Vicarage Road: north side – from its junction with Harpsden Road, north-westwards for approx. 20 metres.
Queen Street – west side:
a. replace the existing ‘No Waiting Mon-Sat 8am to 6pm’ restriction adjacent to Nos. 50-52 Queen Street with double yellow lines,
b. introduce double yellow lines between the two existing ‘Pay & Display’ parking places adjacent to Nos.52a-54a.

Limited waiting restrictions:

Hart Street – two new 30-minute spaces (‘Mon-Sat 9am to 5pm No return for 1 hour’) perpendicular to the pavement outside the Red Lion Hotel, in place of the existing ‘No Waiting at Any Time’ parking restriction.
Friday Street: north side – three new 20-minute spaces (‘Mon-Sat 8am to 6pm No return for 1 hour’) adjacent to Nos.3-9 Friday Street, in place of the existing 1-hour parking places (8am to 6pm No return within 2 hours).
Market Place – approx. five new 20-minute spaces (‘Mon-Sat 8am to 6pm No return for 1 hour’) adjacent to Nos.51-57 Market Place, in place of the existing 20-minute parking places (8am to 6pm No return within 40 mins).

‘Resident Permit Holders Only’ parking:

Friday Street – North side:
a. approx. seven new parking spaces adjacent to Nos. 9-27 Friday Street, in place of the existing 1-hour parking places (8am to 6pm No return within 2 hours),
b. approx. three new spaces adjacent to the ‘Old Foundry’, in place of the existing ‘No Waiting at Any Time’ restriction.

Disabled Persons Parking Places (DPPP):
Market Place – move the existing space adjacent to property Nos.57-59 Market Place, westwards by approx. 5 metres to adjacent to No.61.

Goods Vehicle Loading bays:

Bell Street:
a. West side – the existing general 10 minute loading bay will be converted to a new 34-metre long ‘Goods Vehicles Only’ bay (10 minutes No return 1 hour) adjacent to Nos. 9-23 Bell Street;
b. East side – the existing general 10 minute loading bay will be converted to a new 20-metre ‘Goods Vehicles Only’ bay (10 minutes No return 1 hour) adjacent to Nos. 46-50 Bell Street.

5 comments
  1. Arnie Zarach says:

    The 2 schools off of Vicarage Road need the police to control the parking, cars on double yellow lines, blocking of residents drive way and just bad parking.

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  2. Martin Akehurst says:

    Be careful with this. I’ve been in Henley 44 years and we have constantly whittled away parking whilst the population has steadily increased. We need people to be able to get into Henley – not just walking distance but from outlying villages. The town is around 6,000 people but add in villages and we’re around 25,000 to 26,000. Without that support we start to lose the individual shops that give our town its personality. In my time alone we’ve lost a huge chunk to the Regal, the extension to the shops in Kings Road car park, large areas of car charging points and Handlesbank to name but a few. If this goes through it’s either accompanied by a significant increase in parking or local businesses (and population) withholding a significant chunk of their Council Tax.

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  3. Geoff says:

    Anybody parking in a space allocated for the disabled shouldn’t receive a parking ticket – they should immediately be towed away.

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  4. K. Elliott says:

    A host of additional restrictions, the purpose of which is what?
    Will they improve traffic flow in Henley?
    Will they increase commercial trade by bringing in more shoppers?
    Will they be policed?

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