Issue details

13/00063 - 20mph Speed Limit Policy - Review

To seek approval of an updated Policy for 20mph limits and zones on Kent County Council’s roads.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Division affected: (All Division);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 25/07/2013

Department: Growth, Environment & Transport

Contact: Andy Corcoran, Traffic Schemes & Member Highway Fund Manager 01233 648302 e-mail:


The 20mph policy has been discussed by the Environment, Highways and Waste Cabinet Committee at its meeting of 4th July 2012 where it was resolved that:

(a) the existing policy be noted; and

(b) new 20mph schemes be promoted only as part of a Casualty Reduction Scheme until the current trials had been evaluated, and a new formal policy had been adopted by the County Council.

The new policy referred to in (b) above is currently due to be reported to the same cabinet Committee at its meeting scheduled for the 3 October 2013


In addition key stakeholders such as Kent Police have been and will continue to be consulted as the new policy is developed.


Financial implications: Lead officer: Andy Corcoran, Highways & Transportation Tel: 01233 648302 e-mail: Lead Director: John Burr, Highways & Transportation Tel: 01622 694192 e-mail:

Legal implications: 13/00063

Equalities implications: This is not a key decision


Agenda items


  • Department for Transport Circular 01/2013 SETTING LOCAL SPEED LIMITS