Decision details

HTW-24-23: The County of Wiltshire (Various Roads, Chippenham) 20-MPH Speed Limit Order 2023

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Transport, 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 20-mph speed limit in Chippenham, to include the following roads and to recommend an appropriate way forward.


Ashe Close

Ashe Crescent

Ashfield Road

Barrow Green

Birch Grove


Cedar Grove



Greenway Avenue

Greenway Court

Greenway Gardens

Greenway Lane

Greenway Park

Hamlet Court


Hill Rise

Lansdown Grove

Maple Way





Pew Hill (northern spur)

Pew Hill (southern spur)

The Hamlet

The Oaks

Twickenham Way

Willow Grove




I approve that:


(i)             The proposals be implemented as advertised.


(ii)            The objectors be advised accordingly.



This decision was published on Friday 24 November 2023 and will come into force on Monday 4 December 2023.           


Reasons for the decision:

The proposal is intended to improve road conditions by reducing the speed limit to 20-mph on these residential roads and is in line with national guidance.  Collectively, these changes should provide a positive impact on road safety.


The proposals will also be in accordance with the following commitments set out by Wiltshire Council’s Business Plan 2022-2032:



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

Consultation has been undertaken with:


  • The elected Wiltshire Council Members through the statutory TRO consultation process 
  • The elected Chippenham Town Council Members for all Wards through the statutory TRO consultation process
  • Emergency services through the statutory TRO consultation process 
  • Members of the public through the statutory TRO consultation process


The proposed changes were subject to formal consultation ending on 22 May 2023. The advertisement plan can be seen in Appendix 1. During the consultation period a total of eight items of correspondence were received in response to the Council’s proposals. Of the items received, six expressed support or partial support for the Council’s proposals, two requested additional measures and two objected or partially objected to the Council’s proposals. A list of respondents can be found in Appendix 2.


Contact: Kirsty Rose; Email:

Publication date: 16/11/2023

Date of decision: 24/11/2023

Date comes into force if not called in: 02/12/2023

Call-in deadline date: 01/12/2023

Accompanying Documents: