Oxpens temporary car parking to close

Published: Monday, 7th January 2019

Effective from Monday 7 January 2019 the decking in Oxpens car park will permanently close.

From the following Monday, 14 January there will be a further reduction in the number of parking spaces when the matting extension closes.

The changes are the result of the expiry of the temporary planning permission for the decking and the extension, granted during the construction of the Westgate Centre. In line with the planning permission for the Westgate Centre, the total number of city centre car parking spaces will now be lower than before construction began.

The original surface level car park will continue to operate before being permanently closed as part of the Oxpens redevelopment scheme.

The decking will be removed and the City Council will explore reusing it at Redbridge Park and Ride.

Cllr Alex Hollingsworth, Board Member for Planning and Transport, said: "The Oxpens decking and extension were a temporary facility and the planning permission has now expired, and we will be closing it altogether as part of the redevelopment of the Oxpens area. The City Council is looking to reduce the overall number of car parking spaces, and associated levels of traffic, in Oxford city centre. We encourage visitors to use public transport, or the park and ride system, when coming to the centre of the city."

For more details on car parking, including the park and rides, visit our Car parking pages.