Date Published: 

Fri, 21/04/2017

Bath & North East Somerset Council is reassuring residents living in the Charlton Park area of Midsomer Norton about proposals to change the speed limits on a number of roads.

A previous consultation in 2015 indicated opinion on speed restrictions was split.

Since then, all roads in the Charlton Park area have been signed at 20 miles per hour (mph). Following further feedback, under the new proposals, roads in the Charlton Park estate (including Boundary Close and Grange End) as well as The Timbers and Lyndhurst Road estate could have a speed limit of 20 mph whilst Charlton Road itself could be 30 mph.

A spokesperson for the Council said: “We are currently consulting on the speed limits for these roads. At the moment almost all roads in and around the estate have speed limits of 20 mph and many will continue to be so. However, through-roads, for example Charlton Road, may be more suited to a 30 mph speed limit. We hope residents will look at the proposals for each of the roads and give us their views as part of the consultation process.”

The consultation will close on Thursday 27 April.

More details can be found by visiting

Objections and representations, together with the grounds on which they are made, must be sent to the Transportation Team, Lewis House, Manvers Street, Bath, BA1 1JG, or by email to Please quote the title of the scheme; (Various Roads Midsomer Norton Redfield (Part)/ Westfield & Radstock) (20 M.P.H. speed limit) (30 M.P.H. Speed Limit) Order 201* and the reference PEV12557/ST.

For any queries concerning this proposal please telephone 01225 395160.

Please note that all representations received may be considered in public by the Council and that the substance of any representation together with the name and address of the person making it could become available for public inspection.


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