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Decision details

HTW-31-21 - Speed Limit on Oxford Road - Calne North

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Transport, Waste, Street Scene and Flooding

Decision status: Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To consider the comments received following the formal advertisement of a proposed 40 mph speed limit on Calne Oxford Road (north of Sand Pit Road) and proposed 20 mph Zones on Weston Close and Dew Way (newly developed residential areas) and to recommend an appropriate way forward.


I approve that:


(i)       The proposals be implemented as advertised.


(ii)       The objectors be advised accordingly.



This decision was published on Wednesday 17 November 2021 and will come into force on Thursday 25 November 2021.           

Reasons for the decision:

The proposal is intended to improve traffic conditions by reducing the speed limit to 40 mph on Oxford Road adjacent to new housing developments and is in line with national guidance.  The proposal also includes for new 20 mph Zones on the new residential roads of Weston Close and Dew Way and, collectively, these changes should provide a positive impact on road safety. The proposals will also be in accordance with both Priority 2 and Priority 4 of the Council’s Business Plan.

Alternative options considered:



(i)             Implement the proposals as advertised.


(ii)            Implement the proposals as advertised with amendments.


(iii)           Abandon the proposals.


Divisions Affected: Calne North;

Other reasons / organisations consulted

The consultation ended on 16 August 2021.


During the consultation period a total of five comments were received.


The proposal has been developed following prioritisation by the Calne Section 106 Working Group and endorsement by Calne Area Board.

Contact: Mark Stansby 01225 713367 email:  mark.stansby@wiltshire.gov.uk  mark.stansby@wiltshire.gov.uk.

Publication date: 08/11/2021

Date of decision: 16/11/2021

Date comes into force if not called in: 25/11/2021

Call-in deadline date: 24/11/2021

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