Various Road (Longcot & Shrivenham) Proposed Speed Limit Amendments

Oxfordshire County Council proposes to introduce lower speed limits on some of the main roads in the vicinity of Longcot & Watchfield. The proposals are being put forward as a result of local concerns regarding road safety and the number of road traffic accidents in the area, as well as the development of land adjacent to the road. Specifically the proposals comprise of the following measures:

  1. introduce a 30mph speed limit:
    • Longcot Road (Shrivenham) – extend the existing limit south-eastwards by approx. 40 metres in place of the existing 60mph national speed limit (NSL) to cover access to a new development.
  2. 40mph speed limits in place of the existing 60mph NSL on the following roads in Longcot:
    • B4508 Majors Road – for 185 metres northwards from Shrivenham Road,
    • Fernham Road & Shrivenham Road – extend the existing limit south-westwards to the junction with Majors Road, and on
    • Longcot Road – south-westwards from its junction with Majors Road for 117 metres.
  3. 50mph speed limits on the following road as follows:
    • B4508 Majors Road (Longcot/Watchfield) – in place of the existing 60mph NSL from its roundabout junction with the A420 Oxford Road, south-eastwards for approx. 1.6km.

* Additionally, for administrative purposes the orders covering speed limits within Longcot, Shrivenham & Watchfield will be combined into the new order.

Objections to the proposals and other representations, specifying the grounds on which they are made, may be sent in by completing the online questionnaire, via email or in writing (quoting ref: CM/12.6.286/345/394) to the address below by 12 March 2021. The Council will consider objections and representations received in response and they may be disseminated widely for these purposes and made available to the public.

Any unresolved objections will be reported to the Council’s Cabinet meeting early in 2021 (the Forward Plan of decisions meetings can be viewed here). The papers for the meeting will be available on the County Council’s website about a week before the meeting.


  • Opened
    10 Feb 2021 at 14:00
  • Closed
    12 Mar 2021 at 15:00


Contact Name Christian Mauz (Technical Officer - Traffic & Road Safety)
Contact Email Address
Contact Phone Number 0345 3101111
Contact Postal Address Oxfordshire County Council
County Hall
New Road

Consultation Topic
  • Planning
  • Roads & transport
Target Audience
  • Oxfordshire residents
  • Councillors
Geographical Area
  • Faringdon