ROADS in an Oxford estate are set to get parking restrictions to deter commuters from leaving cars there all day.

Oxfordshire County Council is consulting on plans to introduce a controlled parking zone in Wood Farm, affecting 32 roads.

It would ban people from parking in the area between 9am and 5pm on weekdays, unless they are residents who have paid for a £60 annual permit, or are parking for two hours or less.

There will be a two-hour no-return policy for those opting for the latter.

In consultation documents, the council said: "There are currently problems associated with commuter parking, and overflow parking from adjacent controlled parking zones.

"Additionally, Oxford University is developing its Old Road Campus with completion dates to 2020 and beyond.

"Expansion is also planned at the Churchill, Warneford and Nuffield hospitals. This will increase the pressures on available parking.

"The proposed controlled parking zone would enable residents and visitors parking during the day whilst assisting the free flow of traffic, improving safety for road users and pedestrians and the amenity for residents."

Existing prohibition of waiting at any time, as marked by double yellow lines, will remain where they currently are.

Residents' permits will be limited to one per resident but with no restriction on the number of permits per property, although the cost increases for households wanting four or more.

Permits will be available for businesses within the area for £100 per year, and will only be issued if parking is 'essential for business purposes'.

To comment on the plans, visit before the consultation deadline on November 16.