Southend Council introduce 20mph speed limits in various roads within Leigh-on-Sea

January 11, 2024

Southend-on-Sea City Council, on the 18th December 2023, acting as the local highway authority, made an Experimental Traffic Regulation Order under Section 9 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (“the Act”), and of all other enabling powers, and after consultation with the Chief Officer of Police in accordance with Part III of Schedule 9 of the Act for Salisbury Road, Southsea Avenue, Lymington Avenue, Leighville Grove, Grange Road and Glendale Gardens. There will also be speed tables installed on the following roads which are already subject to a 20 mph speed limit: Percy Road, Westleigh Avenue and Fairleigh Drive.

The Experimental Order shall come into operation on 18th December 2023, and shall remain in force for a maximum period of 18 months during which time the Council will monitor the scheme and consider representations made to it before deciding whether or not to introduce a permanent scheme.

Within a period of six months from the Experimental Order coming into force, or if that order is subsequently varied by another order under that Section or modified pursuant to sub-section 2 of Section 10 of the Act, from the coming into operation of that variation or modification (whichever is the latest), any person may object to the making of the order permanent. Objections to the provisions of this Experimental Order being made permanent, together with the grounds on which they are made, must be sent in writing to the Traffic Regulation Order Team at the address below by no later than 18th June 2024 or via email to

All written representations received concerning Traffic Regulation Orders are public documents that may be inspected by any person on demand.


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