20mph Default Speed Limit – Restricted Roads Wales
The Welsh Government passed ' The Restricted Roads (20 mph Speed Limit) (Wales) Order 2022 ' on the 13thFebruary 2022, which will come into force on the 17th of September 2023. All Councils in Wales will be required to implement this Welsh Government initiative. The introduction of this legislation has a major impact on the Authority’s highway network with the majority of our default 30 MPH roads being reduced to 20 MPH (by virtue of the presence of street lighting on such roads).
What stage are we at?
The Public Notice period for objections has now ended. The Council is in the process of considering the objections and representations received during the Public Notice period. The Council will write to all objectors in due course in regards to the decision made by the Mr Clive Rogers Head of Community Services, on how the Council intends to proceed with the 20mph scheme.
Have your say
Whilst Blaenau Gwent CBC is responsible for facilitating the change to the highway network brought about by the introduction of this new legislation. The overall scheme is being directed and funded by the Welsh Government and therefore any concerns would need to be raised directly with them via:
However, should you have any localised concerns regarding the principle of the initiative then please contact us
Telephone: 01495 311556
8:00 am - 5.00 pm Monday - Wednesday & Friday
Thursday 9.30am – 5pm
The Council will NOT consult the public on the implementation of the default 20 m.p.h. speed limit as it is a legislative change by the Welsh Government.
However, Blaenau Gwent CBC has undertaken public consultation on the 30mph exceptions for the roads that will remain 30mph post 17th September 2023 and the revocation of existing 20mph zones due to these roads defaulting to the 20mph speed limit on 17th September 2023.