Plans for 20mph speed limit on 44 roads in Margate

20mph proposal

A consultation has opened on a 20mph traffic order which will cover 44 roads in the Salmestone Ward area, surrounding the QEQM Hospital area.

The consultation opened today (July 22) and runs until noon on August 15.

Kent County Council says the reason for the speed limit zone is: “In recent years the demand for the implementation of 20mph schemes had been increasing in response to both local and national campaigns, therefore Kent County Council is intending to implement 20mph Public Health Schemes in the following location, in Margate, Thanet.

“In addition, the various restrictions are to:

  • Avoid the danger to persons or other traffic using the road or any other road or for preventing the likelihood of any such danger arising
  • For preserving or improving the amenities of the area through which the road runs.”

The reduction to the current speed limit from 30mph to 20mph will be on:

For their entire length 

Alexandra Road Beatrice Road Buckingham Road Channel Road
Chapel Hill Close Clive Road Connaught Gardens Connaught Road
Continental Approach Crossways Avenue Dene Walk Drapers Avenue
Drapers Close Elmley Way Enterprise Road Enterprise Way
Farley Road Giles Gardens Gladstone Road Gordon Road
Helena Avenue Holly Close Lister Road Marlborough Road
Nash Court Gardens Nash Court Road Nash Lane Oast Court
Payton Close Perkins Avenue Rowe Close Salmestone Road
St Andrews Close St Annes Gardens St Augustines Avenue St Peters Footpath
Strasbourg Street The Greenfinches Tivoli Brooks Tivoli Road
Ulster Road Yoakley Square

College Road: From its junction with Ramsgate Road to its junction with Hartsdown Road.

St Peters Road: Side road fronting properties 59 to 135 from its junction with Lister Road to its junction with St Peters Road.

The order area covers more than 1,000 homes.

Cllr Barry Lewis

Labour county councillor for Margate, Barry Lewis, said: “Following the success of the 20mph speed limit at Margate sea front I am delighted the county council is proposing to now have a 20mph limit around the hospital area which will protect families and their pets.”

To comment on the proposal go to: