Horsell High Street Area 20mph Speed Limit Proposal

Closed 14 Jan 2021

Opened 10 Dec 2020

Results updated 5 Mar 2021

Horsell High Street etc proposed 20mph limit and kerb build-out

As a result of the statutory consultation for the proposed 20mph in several roads in Horsell, it has been decided to proceed with the introduction of the reduced limit as advertised.

Some objections were received on the basis that the reduced limit should be extended further and they were generally not objections to the what was actually proposed.  Whilst there are currently no plans to extend the 20mph, it is possible that this could be considered in the future.

Quite a number of objections were received to the proposal for a priority build-out between the Ormonde Road and Meadway Drive junction.  This would require traffic approaching from Horsell Birch to give way to traffic exiting the village centre.  Rather than abandon this idea, it will be trialled using timber built planters.  This will allow us to judge the effects of a build out without having to carry out any excavations to install it or, if it causes problems, to remove it again.  These planters will be installed during the week commencing 22nd February and the effects will be monitored.


Thank you for your interest in our 20mph Speed Limit proposals in the Horsell High Street Area. 

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:

The imposition of lower speed limits can lead to a reduction in the number of road injury accidents if the speed limit is effective.  Research published by the Department of the Environment, Transport and Regions (DETR) in ‘New Directions in Speed Management’ indicates that broadly each 1mph reduction in average speed can reduce accident frequency by up to 5%. The severity of injuries caused by accidents also increases with higher collision speeds.

Horsell High Street (C140) – From a point 18m north-west of its junction with Meadway Drive, south-east to its junction with Wilson Way.

Church Hill (C140) – From the junction of Wilson Way south to a point 10m south of its junction with Lych Way.

Meadway Drive (D3647) – From its junction with Horsell High Street north-east to a point 20m south-west of its junction with Hammond Road.

South Close (D3648) its entire length

Wilson Way (D3649) its entire length

Pares Close (D3649) its entire length

Lych Way (D3649) its entire length

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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:

Kevin Patching, Hazel House, Merrow Lane, Guildford, Surrey, GU4 7BQ

by 14th January 2021.

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What happens next

The comments and objections will be considered by Andrew Milne. We will write to you again to let you know the outcome.



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