21 November 2023: Dorney Parish Council Meeting PC/130/23
It was agreed that we should request a speed limit change on Dorney Common from 60 to 40mph following documentation provided by Cllr. Dax suggesting there should be no need for the £10k speed surveys as per other Common Land speed change projects in the UK.
Summary: Proposal from Dorney Parish Council: Based on the carefully considered precedents throughout the country, which appear to have
assisted in reducing animal related deaths on unfenced roads, see below, we propose that Buckinghamshire Council take the necessary special
legislative actions in order to change the speed limit on roads crossing Dorney Common (Common Road – B3026, Boveney Road and Lock
Path) from 60mph to 40mph, as was done by Hampshire Council in 1990, Devon County Council and in 2015 by the London Borough of Richmond.
This to be done at no cost to Dorney Parish Council.
In addition, as was confirmed by the Department for Transport on 24 November 2015 (see Appendix A) for the New Forest, to request the
Department of Transport to approve the necessary “Dorney Common 40mph” signs and yellow or white 40mph roundels for the roads. These to be installed at a shared cost with Dorney Parish Council.