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Decision details

HTW-19-21: Speed Limit Changes, Chippenham Patterdown, Showell, and Western Bypass

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Highways, Transport and Waste

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To consider the comments received following the formal advertisement of proposed speed limit changes in the Patterdown and Showell areas of Chippenham and on the A350 Chippenham Western Bypass and to recommend an appropriate way forward. 


I approve that:

(i) The proposals be implemented as advertised.
(ii) The commentors be advised accordingly.

This decision was published on 30 April 2021 and will come into force on 11 May 2021.


Reasons for the decision:

The proposal is intended to improve traffic conditions by reducing the speed limit to 40 mph adjacent to new housing development and is in line with national guidance.  The changes at the junctions on the Chippenham Western bypass will bring consistency to how all the junctions along the route are treated.  


Alternative options considered:



(i)               Implement the proposals as advertised.


(ii)              Implement the proposals as advertised with amendments.


(iii)            Abandon the proposals.


Other reasons / organisations consulted

During the consultation period a total of sevencomments were received.


Contact: David Thomas, 01225 713312, Email: dave.thomas@wiltshire.gov.uk.

Publication date: 20/04/2021

Date of decision: 30/04/2021

Effective from: 11/05/2021

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