ROADS in an Oxford estate will soon get parking restrictions to deter commuters from leaving cars all day.

Residents in Wood Farm previously hit out at the ‘scandalous’ Controlled Parking Zone plan, but Oxfordshire County Council cabinet member for environment Yvonne Constance approved it yesterday.

Cracking down on commuters, students, shoppers, and companies using residential roads to park their cars and other vehicles, the new CPZs aim to give parking spaces back to the residents in the Wood Farm area.

The plans, which were given the green light despite the backlash, will cover the entire Wood Farm estate from The Slade to the Eastern Bypass - 32 streets in total.

One concerned resident wrote to the Oxford Mail anonymously and said: “A majority of respondents including myself feel that a CPZ is not necessary, finding parking really isn’t an issue for us, and we are unnecessarily being burdened with costs of obtaining permits.”

The CPZ will ban people from parking in the area between 9am and 5pm on weekdays, unless they are a resident who has paid for a £60 annual permit, or are parking for two hours or less.

In a survey, which can be found on yesterday’s meeting agenda, residents were asked whether they found it hard to park.

Only 35 per cent agreed that during the weekdays it is hard to park, while the same amount said the evening was the worst time.

When asked if a conventional CPZ should be put in place, the majority – at 47 per cent – did not support the plans, and 13 per cent expressed no views.