Review of Speed Restrictions on Cleeve Hill Road



The speed restrictions were reviewed at the PC meeting on the 9.11.21

The current position regarding the implementation of the 30mph limit has been pursued by District Councillor Steve Hogg who has provided an update as follows:- 

“The Parish council fought hard to define, design, fund and seek agreement for the existing 30mph plans, and through no fault of its own, now face a delay on its implementation. 
I believe a lot of this work was also informed by local opinion, and so it’s right that it should be followed through. 


I’ve been chasing Mike Solomon and Highways on this regularly, and Gemma Dando has confirmed that.. 
a) All PCs are to be given a published report showing all programmed works on it with timescales. This will really help as the report will confirm that the Cleeve scheme is still on it  
b) That the scheme will be implemented in the 2022/2023 financial year.” 


During the meeting, there was the consideration of the “Cleeve Hill Road, Road Safety Survey” produced by residents. 
It was resolved as follows:- 


That, at this stage, the scheme as already approved should proceed as the alternative would mean that there would be nothing in place and would lead to even more delays. 


That at the Annual Meeting in early 2022 a forum be created to discuss road safety throughout the parish. 


That might include 20mph in various locations, or other options such as signage. 


The forum would include District Councillor Steve Hogg, representatives of the Police, North Somerset Council and the village community.


The aim will be to create a long-term strategy that best meets the needs of all residents across all areas of the village. 

Cleeve Hill Road

It is with great pleasure and thanks to the Bristol Airport Community Fund that we can now go ahead and schedule the speed reduction works. However, we are in negotiation with North Somerset Council for an exact date following delays caused by Covid 19.

This will see a reduction from the current National speed limit to 30mph.

Please see the plans here:

part 1

part 2

part 3

part 4


gateway detail

Updated speed readings for Cleeve Hill Road can be seen HERE

Speed Restrictions

As most of you are aware we are trying to find ways to reduce the speed limit from national to 30mph along Cleeve Hill Road.  North Somerset have carried out tests which have lots of interesting information, the results can be seen here:




Below is the information NSC gave us: 

Each set of data contains a considerable amount of information, the opening tab ‘Dashboard’ is a summary of the data collected giving us speeds, volumes, and classification of vehicles, it also shows a plan of where the reading was taken.

The subsequent tabs go into the detail of the information collected, the first two show the 15 minute and 1 hour volumes, the next is the class of a vehicle and then the summary of these classes, then you have the actual speed data and then the speed data summary.

For the purposes of Highway Engineering in relation to speed we are concerned with the 7 day average and the 7 day 85%ile speeds these are the benchmark that is used in determining how drivers are behaving.

Both the readings indicate that we have got compliance with the speed limit. both readings show us that drivers would be complying with a 30mph speed limit should one be introduced.

Now that we can establish that we have compliance with a 30mph speed limit along the road, combine that with the volume of frontage development from a Highway Officer point of view a 30mph speed limit is justifiable.

However, North Somerset Council does not, at this time, have a budget for the implementation of speed limits across the district.

Active Travel / Quiet Lanes

North Somerset issued a Quiet Lanes Proposal recently for a number of lanes around Cleeve, Yatton, Backwell, and the surrounding area and also published a TRO notice on this subject. This has subsequently been withdrawn but will be the subject of formal consultation in due course.