The Council proposes to make an order that will introduce a 20 mph speed limit in lengths of  High Street, The Close, Chapel Street, St Mary Street, Castle Court, The Plain and Quaker Lane (part), Thornbury.

Full details of the proposals are contained in the draft order. If you would like to see a copy of the draft order, a map, any orders to be varied/revoked and a statement of the Council's reasons for making the order, you may do so by viewing the documents section of this consultation.


With continuing risks from Covid-19, the safe and preferred way to access documents and submit a written response is by electronic means. The response form may be downloaded below and once completed may either be uploaded through this page, or sent by email to

Alternatively you may comment in writing to Department for Environment and Community Services, placefeedback, P O Box 1954, Bristol BS37 0DD. A similar form is available to download and print below which may assist with a postal response.

If you would like to send us your comments and are able to, then please upload or email a completed response form and however you choose to respond please check that you:

1. Include reasons for any comments you make, for or against, the proposals;

2. Quote reference L3/DFA/STOP/PT.7038 on your letter or email; and

3. Send your letter or email by 25 September 2021.

On 19 November 2021 the Director of Environment and Community Services acting under Delegated Authority considered the objections and comments received in response to the advertisement of the above proposed traffic order. After carefully considering these objections together with the comments the following decision was taken:

  1. Both the local members and officers see value in making the traffic regulation orders outlined below permanent. It is therefore recommended that;                                                                                                                                                                       a. Thornbury - Castle Court, High Street, The Close and The Plain - Prohibition and Restriction of Waiting - Statutory Notice,   b. Thornbury - High Street - Designated Disabled Persons' Parking Place - Statutory Notice,                                                   c. Thornbury - High Street - Proposed Designated Loading Place - Statutory Notice,                                                                 d. Thornbury - High Street - Proposed Prohibition of Driving (Except For Access) - Statutory Notice,                                         e. Thornbury - Various Roads - High Street Area - Proposed 20 Mph Speed Limit - Statutory Notice be made permanent.
  2. That the Head of Legal Governance and Democratic Services be authorised to seal the Traffic Regulation Orders.
  3. That the objectors are informed accordingly

The Director of Environment and Community Services Decision relating to this matter may be viewed on the documents pages of this consultation.

The order is to be made on 8 December 2021 and will become operative on 17 January 2022.   Accordingly, a public notice will appear in the local newspaper shortly after the order is made.


  • Opened
    1 Sep 2021 at 00:00
  • Closed
    25 Sep 2021 at 23:59
  • Response Published
    19 Nov 2021

Summary of Results

Consultation Documents


Consultation Topic
  • Local highways and transportation projects
Geographical area
  • Thornbury
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Contact Details

Please quote the Reference L3/STOP/PT.7038

The reasons for these proposals are contained in the Council’s Statement of Reasons.

If you have any questions relating to technical aspects of this proposal, please contact Marc Cashmore, Senior Engineer, South Gloucestershire Council, Department for Environment & Community Services,  Place Feedback, P O Box 1954, Bristol, BS37 0DD on 01454 863398.

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For information regarding the legal advertising of this scheme please contact Debbie Finch, Senior Legal Officer, South Gloucestershire Council, Chief Executive & Corporate Resources Department, Legal Governance and Democratic Services, P O Box 1953, Bristol BS37 0DB on 01454 863503

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