CHANGES to a parking permit zone in Marston have been agreed after an 'unfortunate' administrative error.

Signs placed on Horseman Close, Dents Close, Clays Close and Jessops Close in the Old Marston controlled parking zone said only residents could park along the roads at any time of day.

The actual legal order which was agreed last year meant any motorist would be able to park along the side of these streets after hours.

Tim Bearder, Oxfordshire County Council's cabinet member for highways management, approved a change to the controlled parking zone at a meeting on Thursday, June 3.

During the meeting, a council officer said a 'slightly unfortunate administrative issue' meant objections from residents in the area, asking for the parking zone to be in force at all times, were not taken into account.

Parking along Elms Drive will also be resident-only at all times.

Controlled Parking Zones (CPZs) are areas of Oxford where street side parking is strictly controlled.

Only residents are able to park on the roads in these areas, after paying £65 for a permit and registering their car with the county council.

Oxfordshire County Council has considered plans for CPZs in all residential areas of the city.