Farnham Town Centre Optimised Infrastructure Plan, 20mph speed limit proposal

Closes 3 Jan 2022

Opened 25 Nov 2021

Overview

Thank you for your interest in our 20mph speed limit proposals in Farnham Town Centre. 

The legislation we must follow before introducing this scheme means that we need to allow objections and comments from the public to be considered before a final decision is reached about whether or not to go ahead with our preferred scheme in its current form.

The proposal:

Following speed assessments carried out as part of the Farnham Infrastructure Programme, it has been proposed that the existing 30 mph speed limit be reduced to a 20mph speed limit in and around Farnham Town Centre and on Weydon Lane and Upper Hale Road. The extents of the proposed changes to the speed limit can be found within Annex A of the Statement of Reasons.

The proposed extent of 20 mph speed limit on these roads has been identified to provide consistency of speed limit and align the proposals with best practice to contribute to an effective positive change of character and improved accessibility throughout the respective areas.

The reduced vehicle speeds within the respective areas will contribute to improved road safety for all users, an improved environment for active travel within the area, encouraging more short trips to be made by modes such as walking and cycling, generating an improvement in the health of residents and visitors, net zero carbon objectives through modal transfer by improving local accessibility via active travel modes, a reduction in noise pollution on sensitive receptors such as residential properties and schools and improved public perception of safety on footways and carriageways.

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If you would like to object, support, or comment on the proposal, please use the Online Survey linked at the bottom of the page, or alternatively, write to:

Surrey County Council, Hazel House, Merrow Lane, Guildford, GU4 7BQ

by 3rd January 2022.

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