A40 London Road, Beaconsfield Proposed 40mph Speed Limit

Closed 21 Jun 2024

Opened 31 May 2024


Buckinghamshire Highways are proposing to reduce the existing 50mph on A40 London Road between Holtspur Top Roundabout and Wycombe End (approximately 2 km) to a 40mph limit.

We are seeking your views on the proposal.


A40 London Road is a heavily used route by local and commuter traffic. There is a footpath and series of junctions along the northern edge of the road leading into residential areas. In order to avoid danger to persons or other traffic using the road or any other road, and to prevent the likelihood of any such danger arising, speed assessment surveys undertaken by Buckinghamshire Council had deemed that the proposed 40mph would be suitable for the class of road and traffic survey information.

What We Are Proposing

We are proposing a reduction of the existing 50mph speed limit on A40 London Road to a 40mph speed limit between Holtspur Top Lane and Wycombe End. This will also include removing the terminal speed signs located at exit of Holtspur Top Lane to roundabout (as shown below in Figure 1) and Wycombe End (as shown below in Figure 2):

Figure 1: Existing terminal signs near exit from Holtspur Top Lane

Figure 2: Existing terminal signs near Wycombe End

Furthermore, we would also be replacing all 50mph signs in all side roads/access (e.g., North Drive, Burgess Wood Road South, Burkes Road, Walkwood Rise, Butlers Court Road and Broad Lane) and repeater signs with 40mph signs.

Related Documents

Please see additional consultation documents and a copy of the site plan at the bottom of this page. 

Consultation documents are also available to view in our office at Buckinghamshire Council, Council Access Plus, Walton Street Offices, Aylesbury, HP20 1UA, during normal office hours.

How to have your say

You can comment on the proposal in one of the following ways:

  • Complete the online survey using the link at the end of this page.
  • Email us at: parkingTRO@buckinghamshire.gov.uk
  • Write to us at Design Services, Buckinghamshire Highways, Floor 10, Buckinghamshire Council Walton Street Offices, Aylesbury, HP20 1UA.

If you have any questions about this consultation, please email us at parkingTRO@buckinghamshire.gov.uk.

Please tell us about your views by 11:59pm on Friday 21st June 2024.

What happens next

We will consider all the responses and prepare a report. The Council Leader will review the report and make a decision about the proposed scheme.

The results of the consultation and the Council’s decision will be published on this webpage. Consultees will be informed of the decision once it has been made, via the website.


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If you have questions about data and privacy, please email us on dataprotection@buckinghamshire.gov.uk. Or you can write to our Data Protection Officer at Buckinghamshire Council, The Gateway Gatehouse Road, Aylesbury, HP19 8FF.


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