From 1 April 2013 Kent County Council became responsible for a number of Public Health functions. One of those was the health improvement for the population of Kent. In recent years the demand for the implementation of 20mph schemes had been increasing in response to both local and national campaigns, therefore Kent County Council are intending to implement 20mph Public Health Schemes in the following location, in The City of Canterbury.

In addition, the various restrictions are to:

  • Avoid the danger to persons or other traffic using the road or any other road or for preventing the likelihood of any such danger arising

The effect of the Made Order will be extend or reduce the existing speed limit to 20mph for their entire length on the following lengths of roads:

Beverley Road, Bishops Way, Church Street, Clifton Gardens, Cross Street, Davidson Road, Fisher Road, Hanover Place, Harcourt Drive, Hardy Close, London Road, Mandeville Road, Mead Way, New Street, Orchard Street, Orient Place, Queens Avenue, Ramsey Close, Rheims Court, Roper Road, Roseacre Close, Station Road West, St Dunstans Close, St Dunstans Terrace, Temple Road, The Spires and Westgate Court Avenue.

Also, St. Dunstans Street , St Peters Place and North Lane - to extend them to their entire length. St Stephens Road – from its junction with North Lane for a distance of 10 metres in a northerly direction. Whitstable Road – from its junction with Harkness Drive to its junction with St Dunstans Street.

The Order was made on 25 February 2021 and its provisions will come into effect on 4 March 2021.

Full details, including the scheme plan, can be found in the Public Notice and Statement for Reason.

Schemes Plan - see Statement of Reason for full size plan

Map of various roads in The City of Canterbury - extend or reduce the existing speed limit to 20mph.

Amendment 9 Site Plan Canterbury

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  • Opened
    26 Feb 2021 at 00:00
  • Closed
    12 Apr 2021 at 12:00


Consulting Organisation Type
  • Kent County Council
Consulting Organisation Name Kent County Council
District / Borough areas affected by the consultation
  • Canterbury
Consultation Topic
  • Traffic, transport and roads
Consultation Methods
  • Other
Contact Details

Anyone may, by application to the High Court within 6 weeks of the date of publication of this Notice, challenge the validity of the Orders or of any provision contained in them on the grounds that it is not within the powers conferred by the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, or any instrument made thereunder, or that there has been a failure to comply with any statutory requirement to the Orders.