Oxford County Council are, at the PC’s invitation, seeking to introduce in South Leigh a 20mph limit where currently there is a 30mph limit and one of the potential side benefits of that is, we think, that having a 20mph limit will allow us potentially to have traffic calming measures installed without having to have street lighting.
The details are set out in the notices and details attached but in essence it is to introduce a 20mph speed limit throughout South Leigh, replacing the existing 30mph speed limit in its entirety, leading out of the village to the following points:
1. Chapel Road – a point 938 metres northwest of its junction with Church End,
2. Stanton Harcourt Road – a point 810 metres southeast of its junction with the unnamed road running north-eastwards to Barnard Gate,
3. The unnamed road running north-eastwards to Barnard Gate – a point 10 metres northeast of its junction with Station Road/Stanton Harcourt Road. The Oxfordshire County Council (South Leigh Parish)
They give their reasons in a statement of reasons dated 15thDecember 2022 also attached but in essence it is to improve safety and promote alternative modes of transport.
There is a consultation period until 20thJanuary 2023 and objections, proposals and representations can be made in writing to the address below by the 20 January 2023. The Council will consider objections and representations received.. They may be disseminated widely for these purposes and made available to the public. Traffic Regulation Team (Ref: CM/12.6.353) for the Director for Environment & Place, Oxfordshire County Council, County Hall, New Road, Oxford, OX1 1ND. (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: 0345 310 1111).
Attached are various documents showing the details of the plans both in overall terms but also broken up into smaller areas – A-D together with draft orders and statements of reasons