Decision details

Notice of Motion: To request the Cabinet set an authority-wide default 20mph limit for urban and village roads

Decision Maker: Lead Member for Transport and Environment

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


6.1       The Lead Member considered a report by the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport.




6.2       The Lead Member RESOLVED to recommend to the County Council to:


1)      reject the notice of motion to set an authority-wide default 20mph speed limit for urban and village roads;


2)     note the County Councils speed limit policy is in line with current central government guidance, including our approach to 20 mph speed limits;


3)     note that those urban and village roads that demonstrate a history of personal injury crashes will continue to be identified and appropriate road safety measures introduced,  which may include 20mph speed limits, if the scheme is of sufficient priority for funding from the County Council’s capital allocation for local transport schemes; and 

4)     note that, where appropriate, the Council will continue to support 20mph speed limit schemes funded externally or, where possible, through our community match programme. 




6.3       The Council’s current speed limit policy is in line with central government guidance and 20mph speed limit schemes can be implemented under the existing policy where there is an assessed need and funding is available. This includes utilising funding from stakeholders and other sources, such as the community match funding and planning contributions.

Report author: Rupert Clubb

Publication date: 21/07/2021

Date of decision: 21/06/2021

Decided at meeting: 21/06/2021 - Lead Member for Transport and Environment

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