Decision details

A4137 and B4521 St Owens Cross Speed Limit Review

Decision Maker: Acting Assistant Director for Highways and Transport

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To recommend that the Acting Assistant Director of Highways and Transportation endorses a proposal not to change the speed limit on either the A4137 or B4521 at St Owens Cross, Herefordshire.
The extents of the study area are shown in Appendix A.

The recommendation is proposed for the following reasons:

• The A4137 through St Owens Cross does not meet the minimum density required to be considered for a 30mph village speed limit, as set out in the Department for Transport (DFT) Traffic Advisory Leaflet Circular 1/04 “Village Speed Limits”.

• The surveyed speeds are too high for the enforcement of a 30mph limit according to Association of Chief Police Officers Guidance.

• There is no practical or prominent location for any new speed limit terminal signage at the crossroads.

• It would be more prudent for the undertaking of further safety investigations by Hereford Council’s Accident Investigation and Prevention team.

Contact: Mairead Lane, Acting Assistant Director for Highways and Transport / Head of Infrastructure Delivery Email: Tel: 01432 260944.

Publication date: 11/05/2020

Date of decision: 04/05/2020

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