FIFTEEN areas across Somerset will have 20mph speed limits introduced in 2024, with some roads of higher limits being reduced to 30mph.

All roads in Ruishton, Taunton, are among those set for a reduced speed limit, along with Main Road, Carters Lane, and Hagleys Green in Crowcombe.

The Public Notice Portal states that Somerset Council is proposing the changes on roads in several parishes across the county.

A copy of the draft order, the maps showing the lengths of the road affected, and the Statement of Reasons for proposing to make the order can be found online at

Roads set to have 20mph speed limits introduced

  • Bishopswood: Roytson Road.
  • Cannington: Main Road, Brook Street, East Street, Fore Street, Brownings Road, Oak Tree Way, Clifford Park, Mill Lane, High Street, Chad's Hill.
  • Castle Cary: North Street, Cumnock Road, Florida Street, Woodcock Street, Victoria Road, Priory Close, B3152, The Park, Castle Rise, Millbrook Gardens, Greenway Road, Victoria Park, Florida Fields, West Park - plus entirety of Ansfield area.
  • Chard: Henson Park, Fairway Rise, Middle Touches, Lower Touches, Touches Meadow.
  • Crowcombe: Main Road, Carters Lane, Hagleys Green.
  • Alhampton: West Lane.
  • Ilchester: B3151, Lyster Close, Limington Road, Alshouse Lane, West Street, Pill Bridge Lane, Abbots Road, Priory Lane, Bishops Walk, Canons Gate, Priory Road, Manor Gardens, Kingshams, Ivel Gardens.
  • Monksilver: B3188, Birchanger Lane, Combecross Hill, Back Way, Pond Orchard, Sunny Bank, Front Street.
  • North Petherton: All roads other than Dancing Hill, Oak Lodge, Tanner Road, Sixpence Drive, Florin Road, Shilling Close, Sterling Way, Guinea Close, Pound Road, Penny Lane.
  • Othery: A361, New Road, A372, Load Pool, Elm Tree Close, North Lane, Fore Street, A361 (High Street), Paynes Lane, Westlake Close, Rye Lane, Keens Lane, Summerhedge Road, Summerhedge Crescent, Mill Lane, Little England.
  • Ruishton: All roads.
  • Trudoxhill: Foghamshire Lane, Ashfield Close, Knoll Hill View.
  • Wincanton: North Street, Waterside Road, Mill Street, Silver Street, The Batch, B3801, Pines Lane, Cavalier Way, Cemetery Lane, Church Fields, North Street, Waterside Road, Ireson Lane.

Roads set to have 30mph speed limits introduced

  • Monksilver: Two stretches of the B3188 towards Inglewood and Woodford.
  • Trudoxhill: Marl Pits Lane (reduced from national speed limit).