Grove Road Area (Harwell) Proposed Speed Limits & Traffic Calming

Oxfordshire County Council proposes to make the following changes for road safety reasons in response to the residential development of land adjacent to Grove Road west of Harwell:

  • to introduce a 20mph speed limit on existing roads and on the new development roads as follows:
    • Grove Road - from Drewitts Corner to a point 410 metres west,
    • on Barrow Lane, Barrow Road, Manor Green, Talbot Close and The Croft - in place of the existing 30mph speed limit (and in the case of Grove Road, also a short length of existing national speed limit),
    • also on all the new roads under construction accessed via a new junction on the north side of Grove Road (approx. 75 metres west of Manor Green).
  • to introduce a 40mph speed limit on the remainder of Grove Road westwards to its junction with the A4130, in place of the existing national speed limit.

It is also being proposed to construct the following traffic features on Grove Road, as detailed below:

  • Two 'kerbed build-out priority' traffic calming features: 
    • the existing priority gateway feature will be removed and replaced - on the southern side of the carriageway - approx. 75m west of the junction with The Croft, with priority given to Eastbound traffic (i.e. towards the village),
    • on the northern side of the carriageway - approx. 175m west of the junction with The Croft, with priority given to Westbound traffic (i.e. leaving the village).

Objections to the proposals and other representations, specifying the grounds on which they are made, may be sent in by completing the online questionnaire or by writing (quoting ref: AK/12.6.243) to the address below by 18 August 2017. 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 later in 2017. The papers for the meeting will be available on the County Council’s website about a week before the meeting.

This consultation has now closed.


  • Opened
    20 Jul 2017 at 00:00
  • Closed
    18 Aug 2017 at 23:59
  • Response Published


Contact Name Christian Mauz
Contact Email Address
Contact Phone Number 07392 318873
Contact Postal Address Oxfordshire County Council
County Hall
New Road
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Consultation Topic Planning, Roads & transport
Target Audience Oxfordshire residents, Councillors
Geographical Area Didcot