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Important message from SMBC: S11 - Buryfield Road - Consultation to change the existing 30mph speed limit to a 20mph speed limit

Dear Greswold Primary School

In accordance with Department for Transport guidance, it is expected that the Council as the Local Highway Authority keeps speed limits under review with changing circumstances and gives consideration to the introduction of more 20 mph limits and zones, over time, in urban areas and built-up village streets that are primarily residential.


A speed limit review of the Borough was undertaken during 2021/22. The study identified roads adjacent to schools where the existing speed limits may be inappropriate and where lower speed limit of 20mph would be more suitable.


Every school location within the Borough was assessed and it is expected that the programme to address lowering the speeds near to schools will run over consecutive years.


This has resulted in the above-named proposed Traffic Regulation Orders, which have the aim of achieving safe and appropriate driving speeds, preserving or improving the amenities of the area through which the roads run and to avoid the danger to persons or other traffic using the roads or any other roads, or for preventing the likelihood of any such danger arising.


I have attached for your information/records details of the changes that are relevant to your ward/parish. However full details of all the changes across the borough will be available from the 5th October on council’s website at the link below, towards the bottom of the page under the heading of Speed:


We are advertising these Orders in the press and with on-street notices and signs, it’s not practical to write to all the addresses across the borough located on roads where the lower speed limits are proposed.


The Traffic Regulation Orders will be formally advertised on 5th October 2023, the 3-week consultation period ends on 26th October 2023.

Thank you

Jane Williams

Engineer | Highway Management |  Economy & Infrastructure

Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

T: 0121 704 8000