An Experimental Traffic Regulation Order has been made to introduce a Tonbridge town-wide 20mph speed limit.

The Order comes into effect on the 31 July, with the works to implement the speed limit completed by 18 September.

The consultation on the Order runs until Wednesday 3 March 2021 after which time responses will be reviewed alongside other monitoring and evaluation data. A decision will then be made on whether to make the Order permanent.

The Order is being made to encourage walking and cycling and for the following legal reasons:

  • 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.
  • For preserving or improving the amenities of the area through which the road runs.

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

Visit the Tonbridge 20mph project page for more information on this scheme.

Scheme Plan - see Statement of Reason for full size plan

Tonbridge Town Wide 20mph zone (v.5)

Alternative formats: If you require any of the consultation material in an alternative format or language please email or call 03000 42 15 53 (text relay service number: 18001 03000 421553). This number goes to an answering machine, which is monitored during office hours.

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  • Opened
    31 Jul 2020 at 00:00
  • Closes
    3 Mar 2021 at 12:00



Consulting Organisation Type
  • Kent County Council
Consulting Organisation Name Kent County Council
District / Borough areas affected by the consultation
  • Tonbridge & Malling
Consultation Methods
  • Online survey / questionnaire / forms
  • Open responses (e.g. letters and email)
Contact Details

Any person wishing to object or support the Order before it is made permanent must do so either by using the above link or by email quoting the reference TRO/Experimental/Tonbridge20MPHZone.

Please make sure you specify the grounds on which the objection or support are made by 12:00 on Wednesday 3 March 2021.

If the Order is subsequently varied or modified responses will be required within 6 months of the variation or modification coming into force.


Telephone: 03000 41 81 81