Changes to speed limit due for Midsomer Norton, Westfield and Radstock?

By in Transport

Notices have gone up in Midsomer Norton, Radstock and Westfield with a view to changing the speed limits through the towns.

The proposals are to change the speed limit on several roads in the area, including the controversial Charlton Road in Midsomer Norton, Wells Road in Westfield and Somervale Road in Radstock.

A full list of the roads included in the speed limit change can be viewed at: or at the Hollies One Stop Shop in Midsomer Norton. Representations should be sent to B&NES Council by 27th April, in writing at Traffic Management Team, Lewis House, Manvers Street,

Bath BA1 1JG, email: or call: 01225 395160. Please quote the reference PEV12557/ST.

B&NES Council have released a statement clarifying the changes on Charlton Road in Midsomer Norton.

Bath and North East Somerset Council are reassuring residents living in the Charlton Park area of Midsomer Norton about proposals to change the speed limits on a number of roads.

A previous consultation in 2015 indicated opinion on speed restrictions was split.

Since then, all roads in the Charlton Park area have been signed at 20 miles per hour (mph). Following further feedback, under the new proposals, roads in the Charlton Park estate (including Boundary Close and Grange End) as well as The Timbers and Lyndhurst Road estate could have a speed limit of 20 mph whilst Charton Road itself could be 30 mph."

A spokesperson for the Council said: “We are currently consulting on the speed limits for these roads. At the moment almost all roads in and around the estate have speed limits of 20 mph and many will continue to be so. However, through-roads, for example Charlton Road, may be more suited to a 30 mph speed limit. We hope residents will look at the proposals for each of the roads and give us their views as part of the consultation process.”

The consultation will close on Thursday, 27th April.

For any queries concerning this proposal please telephone 01225 395160.

Please note that all representations received may be considered in public by the Council and that the substance of any representation together with the name and address of the person making it could become available for public inspection.