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Disabled campaigners want more parking spaces
12:50pm Monday 30th April 2012 in News
BLUE badge holders say more disabled parking spaces are needed after the county's transport chief rejected small-scale expansion plans this week.
Oxfordshire County Council's cabinet member for transport Rodney Rose decided against extending disabled parking places in certain areas of Bicester and Chipping Norton.
But Gwynneth Pedler, of disability campaign group Oxfordshire Unlimited, said: “There never are enough places for the disabled. We would like to see more of them nearer to the city centre.
Mr Rose, pictured inset, made the decision not to provide more disabled parking bays in Moor Pond Close in Bicester, and Middle Row in Chipping Norton, at his delegated decisions meeting on Wednesday.
But plans for an additional bay in Woodfield in Banbury were approved.
Meanwhile a consultation into disabled parking near Lower Market Place, Chipping Norton, is being carried out.