Broadstone 20mph zones consultation

We asked

We asked for your views on proposals to extend the 20mph zone in Broadstone, to create a safer, quieter neighbourhood for those living in and accessing the area. We also asked for opinions on two alternative options for changes to Tudor Road and Ridgeway to make these roads less inviting to through traffic and provide local people with an improved environment and better options for sustainable travel.

This forms part of the wider improvement scheme along Dunyeats Road delivered in 2019 and was proposed to address safety concerns raised by residents, ward councillors and schools regarding excessive vehicle speeds, poor parking and rat running.

You said

686 respondents took part in the consultation. In addition, 28 letters/emails were received, and a discussion took place with the Executive Head of Broadstone First and Middle Schools.

  • Overall, 46% of respondents agree with proposal to extend the 20mph zone in Broadstone and 46% disagree, with 26% strongly agreeing and 35% strongly disagreeing. This varies by respondent type, with just under two thirds (62%) of residents living in one of the roads proposed to be included in the 20mph zone agreeing with extending the 20mph zone, with just over one third (35%) disagreeing.
  • One quarter (25%) of respondents agree with Option A and two thirds (67%) disagree, with 11% strongly agreeing and 53% strongly disagreeing. 15% felt Option A would have a positive impact, and 54% felt it would have a negative impact.
  • 18% agree with Option B, three quarters 75% disagree, with 13% strongly agreeing and 65% strongly disagreeing. 16% would have a positive impact from Option A, and 63% a negative one.
  • The results vary by respondent type, mode of travel, age and sexual orientation, as is shown in detail in the report.

We did

Following consideration of the results of the consultation, Councillor Mike Greene, Portfolio Holder for Transport and Sustainability, said:

“Following an informal public engagement process, we are now ready to begin advertising the proposed 20mph zone in Broadstone for formal consultation, without either of the options presented for Tudor Road or Ridgeway. This takes into account the mixed views gathered throughout the informal consultation process and the views of the local ward councillors, who are strongly in favour of this proposal.

“I believe this is a balanced approach, which has been developed in collaboration with the ward councillors who should know the area best. The formal Traffic Regulation Order will now provide people with a further opportunity to have their say and comment before a final decision is made or any changes are implemented.’’

The proposal is as shown in the map below, with some further measures to address concerns raised through the informal consultation:

  • Minor relocation of the zone on Moor Rd to be closer to the junction with Lower Golf Links Road as it delivers a clearer zone for users.
  • Installation of a zebra crossing near to the scout hut between Lower & Upper Golf Links Roads to alleviate concerns raised through the consultation from schools and parents.
  • A build out on the Ridgeway at the entrance to the park to address safety concerns and to act as a physical intervention to restrict vehicle speeds.
  • Consideration is also being given to upgrading the current zebra crossing by Tudor Road to a signalised crossing so that cars would have to stop at the crossing to address safety concerns of traffic queuing through the Zebra crossing.


Next steps

A notice of intent will be published in the Echo for 21 days, allowing for formal comments/objections, for the build out and zebra crossing. If a decision is taken to proceed, construction for the build out and zebra crossing is planned for completion for Winter 2021.

The Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs) process will be followed for the 20mph zone and extension of double yellow line around the build out. If approved, the 20pmh zone and double yellow lines would be implemented in early 2022.

We asked

We asked for your views on proposals to extend the 20mph zone in Broadstone, to create a safer, quieter neighbourhood for those living in and accessing the area. We also asked for opinions on two alternative options for changes to Tudor Road and Ridgeway to make these roads less inviting to through traffic and provide local people with an improved environment and better options for sustainable travel.

This forms part of the wider improvement scheme along Dunyeats Road delivered in 2019 and was proposed to address safety concerns raised by residents, ward councillors and schools regarding excessive vehicle speeds, poor parking and rat running.

You said

686 respondents took part in the consultation. In addition, 28 letters/emails were received, and a discussion took place with the Executive Head of Broadstone First and Middle Schools.

  • Overall, 46% of respondents agree with proposal to extend the 20mph zone in Broadstone and 46% disagree, with 26% strongly agreeing and 35% strongly disagreeing. This varies by respondent type, with just under two thirds (62%) of residents living in one of the roads proposed to be included in the 20mph zone agreeing with extending the 20mph zone, with just over one third (35%) disagreeing.
  • One quarter (25%) of respondents agree with Option A and two thirds (67%) disagree, with 11% strongly agreeing and 53% strongly disagreeing. 15% felt Option A would have a positive impact, and 54% felt it would have a negative impact.
  • 18% agree with Option B, three quarters 75% disagree, with 13% strongly agreeing and 65% strongly disagreeing. 16% would have a positive impact from Option A, and 63% a negative one.
  • The results vary by respondent type, mode of travel, age and sexual orientation, as is shown in detail in the report.

We did

Following consideration of the results of the consultation, Councillor Mike Greene, Portfolio Holder for Transport and Sustainability, said:

“Following an informal public engagement process, we are now ready to begin advertising the proposed 20mph zone in Broadstone for formal consultation, without either of the options presented for Tudor Road or Ridgeway. This takes into account the mixed views gathered throughout the informal consultation process and the views of the local ward councillors, who are strongly in favour of this proposal.

“I believe this is a balanced approach, which has been developed in collaboration with the ward councillors who should know the area best. The formal Traffic Regulation Order will now provide people with a further opportunity to have their say and comment before a final decision is made or any changes are implemented.’’

The proposal is as shown in the map below, with some further measures to address concerns raised through the informal consultation:

  • Minor relocation of the zone on Moor Rd to be closer to the junction with Lower Golf Links Road as it delivers a clearer zone for users.
  • Installation of a zebra crossing near to the scout hut between Lower & Upper Golf Links Roads to alleviate concerns raised through the consultation from schools and parents.
  • A build out on the Ridgeway at the entrance to the park to address safety concerns and to act as a physical intervention to restrict vehicle speeds.
  • Consideration is also being given to upgrading the current zebra crossing by Tudor Road to a signalised crossing so that cars would have to stop at the crossing to address safety concerns of traffic queuing through the Zebra crossing.


Next steps

A notice of intent will be published in the Echo for 21 days, allowing for formal comments/objections, for the build out and zebra crossing. If a decision is taken to proceed, construction for the build out and zebra crossing is planned for completion for Winter 2021.

The Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs) process will be followed for the 20mph zone and extension of double yellow line around the build out. If approved, the 20pmh zone and double yellow lines would be implemented in early 2022.

Page published: 18 August 2021, 16:15