West Witney Area (Witney & Minster Lovell) Proposed 40mph & 50mph Speed Limits & 7.5 tonne Weight Limit

Oxfordshire County Council proposes to introduce the following proposals in response to the local development in the West Witney area; with the aim to reduce HGV through-traffic and help improve road safety in the vicinity:

  1. To introduce 40mph speed limits on:
    • A4095 Curbridge Road from Deer Park roundabout to a point south of the A40 overbridge; and,
    • Downs Road, from the existing 30mph limit near Witney Lakes Resort through to Main Road T-junction, Curbridge; and also the access link roads to/from the new (under construction) A40 roundabout;
  2. To introduce a 50mph speed limit on:
    • the A40 dual-carriageway encompassing the areas of Downs Road overbridge and the new roundabout, a distance of approximately half a mile.
  3. To introduce a 7.5 tonne maximum weight restriction (except for access) on:
    • the B4047 Burford Road from Downs Road, Witney to the A40 Asthall roundabout; and
    • the B4477 Brize Norton Road, Minster Lovell from the B4047 Burford Road, southwards the A40 slip road.

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.12.6.185/302/410) to the address below by 04 May 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
    3 Apr 2018 at 00:00
  • Closed
    4 May 2018 at 23:59
  • Response to be published


Contact Name Christian Mauz
Contact Email Address christian.mauz@oxfordshire.gov.uk
Contact Phone Number 07392 318873
Contact Postal Address Oxfordshire County Council
County Hall
New Road
Contact Details

Consultation Topic Economy & business , Environment & waste, Planning, Roads & transport
Target Audience Oxfordshire residents, Councillors, Businesses
Geographical Area Witney