Congestion and parking in Moreton-in-Marsh has been an ongoing issue for many years, and the Town Council set up a Parking Committee in 2018 for the first time in its history to address these issues, devise solutions and deliver improvements.

The problem of parking is linked to the issue of traffic congestion, another major concern for the town given the two A roads that cross in the middle of town, and the recent rate of housing development. Added to these problems are access for pedestrians, safety in and around the High Street, the visual appeal of the High Street, and air pollution.

It has become clear that increasing parking provision without also addressing traffic concerns will only make matters worse. To put this another way, there are many residents of the town that cannot access the High Street and other key services easily as either they have no access to a car, or parked cars prevent that access by overhanging pavements or blocking dropped curbs.

It therefore became clear that a more holisitc approach was needed, and so this work is now part of the remit for the Planning and Infrastructure Committee. You can find specific updates on the Traffic, Parking and Movement and project page.

The Town Council has already taken action to improve the situation by jointly acquiring land next to the train station with GWR, to develop into a Transport Hub. This will increase options for non-car travel, reducing traffic and the need for extra parking, while giving residents more – and more sustainable – options to get around town.

Below is an archive of the previous committee’s agendas and minutes. As stated in our Accessibility Statement, we do not intend to update archived records from before 2018. Apologies for any inconvenience.




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