Change a speed limit
A countywide review of speed limits for all public roads in Buckinghamshire was completed in 2012.
As a result, we are not currently funding any further speed limit changes across the county.
Changing a speed limit requires a legal process to be followed.
The current policy on requests for changes to speed limits is set out in Key Decision Report PT01.13.
Request a change to speed limits
Any changes to speed limits will require external funding, such as by:
- your parish or town council
- a Community Board
- independent sources, such as local businesses
- a Section 106 developer funded agreement
The only exceptions to this will be speed limits introduced as part of a casualty reduction scheme.
To request a change to a speed limit, contact your parish or town council.
If parish councils support a request for a change of speed limit, they can ask Buckinghamshire Highways for a speed survey.
Requests for speed limit changes will need to comply with the national guidance on setting local speed limits.
A request is made to Buckinghamshire Highways for a:
- Speed Survey(s), costing £550 for each location (inc VAT)
- Speed Limit Assessment, costing £1,005 (inc VAT)
The full cost of changing a speed limit is in excess of £10,000.