Sevenoaks Town: Proposed 20mph Speed Limits for the Town

In late 2022, Kent County Council consulted on a proposed Town-wide 20mph speed limit scheme for Sevenoaks Town. This came following five separate petitions presented to Kent County Council and Sevenoaks District Council over the past six years, demonstrating the desire for speed reductions.

An amended scheme was created by a Working Group of Kent County Council and the Sevenoaks Joint Transportation Board to respond to the comments received in the initial consultation. 

Although not involved in this process, Sevenoaks Town Council - as a key supporter and agreed financer of the final scheme - conducted a town-wide public survey on the revised designs. This ran between 1st November 2023 - 14th December 2023.

The results were considered by the Sevenoaks Joint Transportation Board, who recommended that the scheme be delivered, with the following roads removed:

  • St Botolph's Road
  • Hitchen Hatch Lane
  • Mount Harry Road
  • Northern section of the A225 from the Vine to Bat & Ball Junction


Following the completion of data analysis from the Town Council's 2023 Public Consultation, and prior to the meeting of the Sevenoaks Joint Transportation Board on 20th March 2024, Sevenoaks Town Council published the following report:
Report of Planning Committee 18th March 2024 - Sevenoaks Town Wide 20mph Speed Limit 2023 Consultation


This report includes background to the scheme, details on the consultation process, key data from responses, and a recommendation approved by the Town Council's Planning Committee on 18th March 2024, to Kent County Council and the Sevenoaks Joint Transportation Board.

Final decision is awaited from Kent County Council's Portfolio Holder on the extents of the scheme, hoped to be delivered by September 2024.