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Theale Village: Proposed 20mph Speed Limit

Statutory consultation on the lowering of speed limits on many of the roads in Theale Village.

Consultation status Closed
Start date: 2024-04-25
End date: 2024-06-06
Results 2024-09-06
Category: Roads, Transport and Parking
Ward: Theale

Activity closed.


This proposal originated from three separate requests for speed limit changes in Theale (Meadow Way, Crown Lane & The Green) which were approved at the Speed Limit Review in July 2021. Since then, Theale village has been identified as an ideal candidate to assess the speed limit through a whole village/area rather than individual roads piecemeal. The process undertaken in Theale will be treated as a pilot scheme to potentially be implemented in other suitable villages/areas across West Berkshire over the coming years.

To find out more information on how speed limits are set on local roads, please visit our webpage.

What we are proposing

To reduce the speed limit on many of the roads within Theale village. The Green would be reduced from 40mph to 30mph by way of restoring it back to restricted road status (through the presence of street lighting) by revoking the relevant 40mph speed limit order. We would also look to consolidate and rectify errors identified in three existing historic speed limit orders which would be revoked as part of this proposed order. 

This holistic assessment of Theale village has identified that a new order is required if we are to enhance the movement of vulnerable highway users around the village of Theale by reducing the risk of conflict from motorised vehicles. 

You can view a plan of the Icon for pdf current speed limits [694KB] in Theale village and a plan of the Icon for pdf proposed speed limits [733KB]  in Theale village online. You can also view the Icon for doc notice of proposals [29KB] Icon for doc statement of reasons [19KB]  and Icon for doc draft order [25KB]  here. 

How to take part

This consultation is now closed.

What happens next

We will take all the comments we receive into consideration, and a recommendation report will be submitted to the Executive Member for Environment and Highways, who will decide how to proceed. Any change to the speed limit will be approved by Individual Executive Member Decision.

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