Guildford, Mole Valley and Waverley Rural Area Speed Limit 2 proposals

Closed 4 Aug 2023

Opened 17 Jul 2023


Thank you for your interest in our speed limit proposals in Guildford, Mole Valley and Waverley. 

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:

Most rural roads in the south and southwest of Surrey are still subject to the national speed limit of 60mph. The 60mph speed limit is inappropriate for these rural roads. The Drive SMART Road Safety Partnership have agreed to provide £100,000 funding which will be supplemented by additional funding for road safety from Surrey County Council to review and implement lower speed limits on rural roads in the south of Surrey in a proactive, strategic, area wide basis.

It is proposed to reduce the speed limits on these roads to 20mph, 30mph and 40mph.

Reducing the speed limit on these roads will help to manage vehicle speeds to a level more appropriate to the use of road and will reduce the risk and severity of collisions. Lower speeds can also reduce air and noise pollution, and make it safer, easier and more pleasant to walk, cycle and ride horses.

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:

Traffic Regulation Orders Team Surrey County Council – Highways, Hazel House, Merrow Lane, Guildford, Surrey, GU4 7BQ

by 4th August 2023

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What happens next

The comments and objections will be considered.. 



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