Decision details

Christchurch Area Speed Limit Amendments (S101 2023)

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To consider consultation results and approve recommendation to speed limit amendments at the following locations:
- Burley Road, Winkton, 40mph proposal
- Lymington Road and Ringwood Road, Highcliffe, 30mph proposal


RESOLVED that: -

Cabinet approve the Traffic Orders as advertised, to enable the order to be made, sealed and to implement the speed limits which are outlined in this report and appendices.

1.    Burley Road, Winkton – 40mph as advertised.

2.    A337 Lymington Road and Ringwood Road, Highcliffe and Walkford – Revocation of the existing 40mph speed limit as advertised to enable this section to become 30mph by way of existing street lighting.

Voting: Unanimous

Portfolio Holder: Dynamic Places


The proposed speed limit changes have strong community support and were well received in the consultation process. They meet the needs of the Department for Transport ‘Setting Local Speed Limits’ advice for local authorities to consider the needs of communities locally.

All road users will benefit from an increased level of road safety resulting from the reduction in speed limit. Lower traffic speeds are expected to make people feel safer when walking and cycling thereby encouraging people to do so.


Report author: Andy Brown

Publication date: 08/02/2024

Date of decision: 07/02/2024

Decided at meeting: 07/02/2024 - Cabinet

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