Decision details

Ardley with Fewcott: 20mph and 30mph Speed Limit Proposals

Decision Maker: Delegated Decisions by Cabinet Member for Transport Management

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Part of County-wide 20mph Speed Limit Project


The Chair introduced the item to the meeting.


The Chair made a series of general points relating to the County Council’s 20mph speed limit policies, given that there were a number of proposals in the meeting.


The Chair noted that the 20mph speed limits were adopted County Council policies and that there was budget allocated for it.


The Chair noted that a key feature of the 20mph speed limit proposals was that the schemes were brought forward and asked for by local Parish or Town Councils, along with the local County Councillor.


The Chair noted that Oxfordshire’s introduction of 20mph speed limits were different to the policies being put forward by the Welsh Government, as that had been noted in a number of previous responses.


The Chair noted that Thames Valley Police (TVP) provided a standard response to these schemes and that engagement with TVP and the Police and Crime Commissioner was useful and important.


The Chair noted the engagement with the bus companies was useful and engagement continued on the 20mph speed limits.


The Chair noted that the Council’s ‘Vision Zero Strategy’ was passed by a meeting of the Council.


Moving onto the specific case of Ardley with Fewcott, the Chair noted that the scheme extended the 30mph speed limits on Ardley and Bucknell Road on safety grounds.


The Chair thanked officers for their wider support on these schemes, and thanked respondents for their responses to the consultations.


The Chair agreed to the recommendation in the report.




a)    Approve the introduction of 20mph and 30mph speed limits in Ardley with Fewcott, as advertised.



Report author: Geoff Barrell

Publication date: 23/05/2024

Date of decision: 23/05/2024

Decided at meeting: 23/05/2024 - Delegated Decisions by Cabinet Member for Transport Management

Effective from: 31/05/2024

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