FLINTSHIRE Council has confirmed which roads will be made exempt from the new 20mph limit.

In preparation for the implementation of Welsh Government’s new 20mph legislation on September 17, Flintshire County Council undertook an assessment of local roads against current national guidance.  

As a result of this assessment, the council identified sections of a small number of roads that had the potential for existing speed limits to be increased above 30mph, and sections of roads that could be considered ‘exceptions’ to Welsh Government’s new 20mph legislation.

Earlier this summer Flintshire County Council said it formally consulted the public on the Traffic Regulation Orders related to these roads.

Responses received during the consultation process have now been impartially considered and the outcome of the statutory formal process has determined that the following stretches of road will now progress as outlined below. 

Sections of road to increase to 40mph:

  • Drury Lane, Buckley
  • Bannel Lane, Buckley – the extents of the proposal have been shortened
  • Padeswood Road South, Buckley
  • Station Road, Talacre – the extents of the proposal have been shortened


Sections of road which meet Welsh Government’s 20mph ‘Exceptions’ criteria and which will revert to 30mph:

  • A549 Mold Road, Mynydd Isa (125 metres from Wylfa roundabout towards Buckley)
  • A549 Chester Road / Dirty Mile - Little Mountain, Buckley
  • B5127 Liverpool Road, Buckley (from Rhuddlan Road to Mold Road, Ewloe)
  • B5128 Church Road, Buckley (from A549 to Maxwell Close)
  • Drury Lane, Buckley (from Knowl Hill to Drury Industrial Estate)
  • St Davids Park, Ewloe – the extents of the proposal have been shortened.
  • A541 Denbigh Road, Mold
  • A5104 Warren Bank Interchange, Broughton 
  • A5026 Holway Road, Holywell (from Carmel Road to Whitford Road)
  • B5121 Greenfield Road, Holywell (from Bryn Celyn to Greenfield)
  • B5129 Kelsterton Road, Kelsterton (from A548 roundabout to Kelsterton Lane)
  • B5129 Queensferry Roundabout

White Farm Road in Alltami and the A541 in Hendre had also been ear-marked to be 30mph, but haven't made the final list of confirmed roads. 

Full details of the sections of road listed above, where speed limits are to change, can be found on the council’s website.

The revised speed limits at the locations listed above will not come into force until all appropriate signage has been erected on site. This work will be undertaken over the coming weeks.

Local communities will be able to put forward further roads for consideration for an exception via the council’s website. The council said more information about how residents can do this will be made available in the autumn.