PRESS RELEASE: Sevenoaks Town Council endorses new 30MPH speed limits at Ashplatt Road, Highlands Park and Seal Road

Published: 26 January 2024

Sevenoaks Town Council is delighted to hear that Kent County Council has now officially reduced the speed limit from 40mph to 30mph on the following lengths of road in Sevenoaks and entering into Seal:

  • Ash Platt Road: For its entire length
  • Highlands Park: From its junction with Ash Platt Road to a point 7 metres west of the boundary of 7/8 Highlands Park (excluding the cu-de-sacs)
  • Seal Road: From its junction with High Street to a point 95 metres west of its junction with Pinewood Avenue

The red line above shows the new 30mph speed limits, with the blue line showing the boundary between Sevenoaks (left) and Seal (right).

This is a much-welcomed change, with the lowered speed equalling safer streets for Sevenoaks and Seal residents, and safer roads for all users. To reinforce the new speed limits, two 30mph banners have been erected by the Town Council in collaboration with Kent County Council, with one having been hung at the entrance to the Greatness Park cemetery, and another on a verge on Seal Road (the former as shown in the below image).

Pictured, left to right: Cllr Libby Ancrum, Cllr Sue Camp, Cllr Sally Layne, Cllr Dr Merilyn Canet, and Cllr Tony Clayton, at the entrance of Greatness Park Cemetery.

Sevenoaks Town Council will continue to campaign for lower speed limits and safer streets.

If you have any queries, please contact:

Georgie Elliston