Milton Hill, Milton Road & Sutton Road (Milton, Abingdon) Proposed Speed Limit Changes & Traffic Calming Measures

Oxfordshire County Council proposes to introduce the following proposals along Milton Hill in Milton, with the aim of improving road safety as a result of the ongoing building development adjacent to the roads:

  • to introduce a 30mph speed limit in place of the national 60mph limit to a point 620 metres southwest of its junction with Trenchard Avenue,
  • Speed Cushions – 4 pairs approx. 3.7m long, 1.6m wide and 75mm high,
  • Raised Table – start of table located approx. 350m south of the junction with Trenchard Avenue, and will be 40m long (13m into the new access road), with ramps being 2m long and 75mm high (gradient of 1:30).
  • Raised Pinch Point Road Narrowing - 2 pinch point narrowing features 6m long, with 2m long ramps raising to 75mm high giving a gradient of 1:30
  • Entrance Feature Narrowing – located approx. 620 metres southwest of its junction with Trenchard Avenue at the start of the 30mph speed limit, reducing the carriageway to a width of 5.5m over a length of 7m.

* All dimensions are approximate, taken from the centre of the junction to the centre of the feature

Also, following an earlier consultation carried out in April 2016 (for details click here) regarding the reduction of speed limits within Milton Village, Oxfordshire County Council is proposing** to extend the 30mph speed limits leading out of Milton, and also introduce a 40mph speed limit between Milton & Sutton Courtenay in response to adjacent residential development:

  • Milton Road/High Street - extend the 30mph limit by 80 metres leading from High Street, Milton northwards into Milton Road to a point 135 metres north of the Sutton Road junction. This replaces the existing 40 mph limit.
  • Sutton Road - to extend the 30mph limit by a further 80 metres eastwards past Heather Road and continue with a 40mph limit to the Sutton Courtenay Parish boundary, a distance of approx. 365 metres 

**  this proposal originally received no objections - but as the works were unable to be completed within the statutory 2 year period the County Council is required to carry out a new consultation.

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.12.6.299/192) to the address below by 03 August 2018. 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 2018. 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
    4 Jul 2018 at 00:00
  • Closed
    3 Aug 2018 at 23:59
  • Response to be published


Contact Name Christian Mauz (Technical Officer - Traffic & Road Safety)
Contact Email Address
Contact Phone Number 07392 318873
Contact Postal Address Oxfordshire County Council
County Hall
New Road
Contact Details

Consultation Topic
Target Audience Oxfordshire residents, Councillors
Geographical Area Didcot, Abingdon