Proposed Traffic Regulation Order: Retention of existing 30mph speed limit (various roads)

Why are we doing this?

This consultation closed on 3rd August 2023

Hello, we’re consulting on a Traffic Regulation Order for the following locations:

  1. A548 Coast Road, Prestatyn – east of Nant Drive to Marine Road East
  2. B5381 Glascoed Road, St Asaph – Cwittir Lane to west of Ffordd William Morgan
  3. A525 Denbigh Road, Ruthin – Glasdir Link Road to east of Ruthin North Link Road
  4. B5105 Llanfwrog – South towards Clawddnewydd from junction with road to Galltegfa
  5. A525 Rhuddlan Road, Rhyl – North of Bryn Cwybr Roundabout to north of Retail Roundabout


The effect of which will be the retention of an existing 30mph speed limit, when the new default speed limit for restricted roads in Wales changes to 20mph on 17th September 2023.

Full details of the affected roads can be viewed on the attached downloadable documents at the bottom of this page.

What is a Traffic Regulation Order?

Traffic Regulation Orders are legal documents that restrict or prohibit the use of the highway network, in line with The Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984.

Traffic Regulation Orders help us to manage the highway network for all road users including pedestrians, and they aim to improve road safety and access to facilities in the areas for which they are proposed.

A Traffic Regulation Order can only be proposed for the reasons set out in the legislation, and a scheme can only be proposed if the regulations allow the scheme site to be enforced with appropriate highway signage or lines on the road or pavement.

Examples of schemes that require a Traffic Regulation Order include:

  • Prohibition of Waiting
  • Changes to speed limits
  • On-street parking restrictions
  • Weight limits / width limits or other vehicle restrictions
  • One-way streets

Why do we require a Traffic Regulation Order for an existing 30mph speed limit?

In 2022, the Senedd passed a law that will lower the default national speed limit on restricted roads in Wales from 30mph to 20mph, effective from September 17, 2023.

Restricted roads are typically those that have a system of street lighting and currently carry a 30mph limit.

Councils have limited discretion to maintain certain urban roads at the 30mph speed limit if they meet specific criteria set out by the Government. Councils can apply for exceptions to the new default speed limit but are unable to change the criteria themselves. You can find out more about the reasons behind the Welsh Government 20mph law at their website here:

A full description of the proposed Traffic Regulation Order and a statement of the reasons for proposing it are available to download below. Paper copies of the proposed Order, and accompanying documents are also available for inspection at:

  • Prestatyn library, 21 King's Avenue, Prestatyn, LL19 9AA
  • St Asaph library, The Roe, St Asaph, LL17 0LU
  • Ruthin library, Record Street Ruthin, LL15 1DS
  • Corwen library, Neuadd Edeyrnion London Road, Corwen, LL21 0DG
  • Rhyl library, Church Street, Rhyl, LL18 3AA


What do we want to know?


If the Traffic Regulation Order comes into force, any road user who breaks the proposed 30 mph speed limit is at risk of receiving points on their driving licence and a fine.

All speed enforcement issues are managed by Go Safe Wales who will be responsible for enforcing the rules.

Any money generated from the proceeds of fines or prosecutions goes to the Welsh Government. None of the proceeds of speeding fines goes to Denbighshire County Council or any other local authority.

You can find out more about Go Safe's work on


Tell us what you think:

Before implementing a Traffic Regulation Order, we are legally required to consult the public for a period of 21 days. We place public notices in the local press,and we place notices in the immediate area where the Traffic Regulation Order is proposed. We have also created this web page.

If you would like to make observations or objections with regards to the proposed Traffic Regulation Order, we would be grateful if you could send your feedback in one of the following ways:

  • Complete the online feedback form
  • In writing via letter to:
    • Head of Legal, HR and Democratic Services, Denbighshire County Council, PO Box 62, Ruthin, LL15 9AZ


The closing date for all feedback is

3rd August 2023.

Please include your name and address and note that all representations received may be considered in public by the Council and that the substance of any representation together with the name and address of the person making it could become available for public inspection.


  • Start date 12 July 2023
  • End date 03 August 2023
  • Methods
  • Supplier Denbighshire County Council

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Department/ service area:

Planning, Public Protection and Countryside Services

Full address:

County Hall
Wynnstay Road
LL15 1YN


Diogelwch y Ffordd Road Safety

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Phone:01824 706922