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Roads policies review

We are currently reviewing three of our roads-related policies and would welcome the views of individual members of the public and interested organisations on our draft proposals.

The documents prepared for each policy review include a brief policy statement, establishing the principles to be applied, and an accompanying manual which sets out procedures and more technical details. View these draft documents are provided below.

Please provide your views by completing the very short questionnaires using the links provided. Alternatively, fuller responses can be made by email to

The consultation will remain open until Friday, 2nd October 2020.

Speed limits

The main change proposed in the new speed limit policy would involve a move towards making 20mph the normal speed limit on minor roads in our built-up areas and on some more major roads through designated town centres. Evidence from cities where such an approach has been adopted indicates that a reduction in average speeds of 0 to 2mph could expected.


Speed limit survey

Pedestrian Crossings

The pedestrian crossing policy and manual proposes a set of criteria which would be used when assessing sites for new crossing facilities. The survey below invites comments and allows you to rank the factors you feel should be given greatest weight in this assessment.


Pedestrian crossing survey 

Street trading and occupation of the road

The proposed street trading and occupation of the road policy and manual aim to give greater clarity to where and when street trading may be permitted in the public road. They also set out how we propose dealing with other uses of the road, such as for street cafes, community events, filming and storage of caravans and trailers.


Street trading and occupation of the road survey

Thank you for your interest and contribution to the reviews of these policies. All responses will be collated and reported to our Infrastructure Services Committee when it considers the proposals in November.