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Sheffield 20mph Speed Limit Strategy: Responses to Proposals to Extend the Stannington and Greysones / Whirlow 20mph Speed Limit Areas

Decision Maker: Highway Cabinet Member Decision Session

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


This report describes the response from residents to the proposed extension of the Stannington and Greysones/Whirlow 20mph speed limit areas, reports the receipt of objections and sets out the Council’s response.



The Executive Director, Place submitted a report describing the response from residents to the proposed extension of the Stannington and Greystones/Whirlow 20mph speed limit areas, reporting the receipt of objections and setting out the Council’s response.









a 20mph Speed Limit Order be made in accordance with the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 on:


·         Roscoe Bank between Tofts Lane and Long Lane;

·         Broad Elms Lane from Alms Hill Road to Whirlow Hall Farm  and the adjoining Broad Elms Close and Whirlow Elms Chase; and

·         Highcliffe Road and Hangingwater Road (between Greystones Road and Oakbrook Road), Armthorpe Road, Bramwith Road, Carr Bank Close, Carr Bank Lane, Frickley Road, Fulney Road and Westwood Road;






the objectors be informed accordingly; and






the proposed 20mph speed limit be introduced in accordance with the Council’s Capital Gateway Process subject to sufficient funding being available.





Reasons for Decision




Reducing the speed of traffic in residential areas will, in the long term, reduce the number and severity of accidents, reduce the fear of accidents, encourage sustainable modes of travel and contribute towards the creation of a more pleasant, cohesive environment.




The introduction of a 20mph speed limit in these areas would be in keeping with the City’s approved 20mph Speed Limit Strategy. Having considered the objections to introducing a 20mph speed limit in the Hangingwater Road area, the officer view is that the reasons set out in this report for making the Speed Limit Order outweigh the objections.




Alternatives Considered and Rejected




The objections relate to the principle of introducing sign-only 20mph speed limits in residential areas, and therefore the approved Sheffield 20mph Speed Limit Strategy.  As such, no alternative options have been considered.




Any Interest Declared or Dispensation Granted








Reason for Exemption if Public/Press Excluded During Consideration








Respective Director Responsible for Implementation




Simon Green, Executive Director, Place




Relevant Scrutiny and Policy Development Committee If Decision Called In




Economic and Environmental Wellbeing


Report author: Simon Nelson

Publication date: 10/11/2016

Date of decision: 10/11/2016

Decided at meeting: 10/11/2016 - Highway Cabinet Member Decision Session

Effective from: 17/11/2016

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