Oxfordshire County Council wants to make our built environments safer and more attractive places to walk and cycle. To enable this, 20mph speed restrictions are being used to help promote alternative modes of transport for local travel. Further details on how the council is considering making 20mph the new 30mph for Oxfordshire communities can be found here.
We’re therefore asking for your views on the proposal to introduce a 20mph speed limit throughout Enstone (including the hamlets of Gagingwell, Lidstone, Cleveley, & Radford), replacing the majority of the existing 30mph speed limit in the process. Additionally, new 30mph speed limits will be introduced in place of the current 60mph National speed limits on a) the southern end of Cox’s Lane, and b) extended south-westwards on the B4022 towards Charlbury.
The proposals are being put forward following road safety concerns raised by the parish, and form part of a countywide programme of works that seeks to deliver ‘a safer place with a safer pace’ for the residents of Oxfordshire. In light of this, the consultation documents along with maps can be found below:
- Public Notice,
- Statement of Reasons,
- Consultation Plan(s), and
- Draft Traffic Regulation Order.
The proposed Traffic Regulation Order is scheduled to be advertised in the Oxford Times newspaper today; Thursday 28th September 2023, and details are also available to view on the Council consultation portal at the address below:
As stated on the notice, any objections or other representations on the proposal should be submitted by Friday 20th October 2023.
OXFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL (ENSTONE AREA) (SPEED LIMITS) 20**
NOTICE is given that Oxfordshire County Council proposes to make the above order under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 and all other enabling powers.
The effect of the order – in support of road safety issues – is to introduce a 20mph speed limit within Enstone replacing the majority of the existing 30mph speed limit in the process on the following lengths of road:
- A44 Oxford Road – from a point 45 metres northwest of its junction with the northern junction of Chapel Lane, south-eastwards a point 85 metres northwest of its junction with Cleveley Road,
- B4030 Bicester Road – from its junction with the A44 Oxford Road, north-eastwards to a point 37 metres east of its junction with the unnamed road running north-westwards to Little Tew,
- B4022 Tew Road/Banbury Road – from its junction with the A44 Oxford Road, northwards to a point 28 metres north of its junction with Cleveley Road,
- Cox’s Lane – from its junction with the A44 Oxford Road, southwards to a point 115 metres north of its junction with the B4022 to Charlbury
- Lidstone Road – from its junction with Cox’s Lane, westwards for a distance of 150 metres,
- As well as on the entire lengths of the following roads:
- Bray Brook Close, Chapel Lane, Church Street, Cleveley Road, Litchfield Close, Mill Lane, Quarry Close, The Rise, and The Spinneys.
New 30mph speed limits will be introduced in place of the existing 60mph National speed limits on the southern end of Cox’s Lane, and extended south-westwards on the B4022 to Charlbury.
Additionally, new 20mph speed limits will be introduced in the following residential hamlets:
- replacing the existing 30mph speed limits in Gagingwell & Lidstone, and
- replacing the existing 60mph National speed limits in Cleveley, & Radford.
With Officers having taken the current road environment & traffic usage into account, sections of existing 30mph speed limit will remain on the A44 Oxford Road, and the B4022 to Charlbury. The existing 50mph speed limits on the A44 Oxford Road and the 40mph speed limits on the B4022 Banbury Road & B4030 Bicester Road will also remain unaffected by these proposals.
The Oxfordshire County Council (Enstone Parish) (Speed Limits) Order 2023 will be revoked/replaced as necessary.
Objections to the proposals and other representations specifying the grounds on which they are made may be sent in writing to the address below by the end of 20 October 2023. The Council will consider objections and representations received in
response to this Notice. They may be disseminated widely for these purposes and made available to the public.
Supporting Documents with area maps are listed below – click link to view or download: