One step closer to a ban on HGVs

OCC, the highways authority, agrees with Stefan!

HRG County Councillor Stefan Gawrysiak proposed to Oxfordshire County Council full council this week a ban on heavy goods vehicles from passing through Henley.

The motion recognises that the town suffers from “significantly high” lorry traffic and subsequent air pollution, which in places has exceeded safe levels for more than a decade.

Residents have for a long time complained that the vehicles cause vibrations, damaging historic listed houses and shops, and create traffic chaos and heavy pollution when they get stuck attempting to navigate the narrow streets.

Oxfordshire County Council, the highways authority, has agreed to complete the necessary studies to support a 7.5-tonne environmental weight restriction in the town centre.

Well done Stefan!

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