LYME Regis residents are being asked their views on introducing a 20mph zone in the town.

Lyme Regis Town Council is applying to Dorset Council to introduce a 20mph zone covering most of the town plus a 20mph speed limit on Timber Hill.

The council needs to demonstrate community support for the scheme and is inviting residents, businesses and visitors to complete a survey.

The proposed 20mph zone will cover most of the town, beginning on Charmouth Road before the junction with Anning Road, stretching to Sidmouth Road at the Shire Lane turn off, in the north it will include B3165 Lyme Road up until the turn off to Tappers Knapp.

The map below shows the proposed 20mph zone in Lyme Regis.

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: A map shows where the proposed 20mph zone would be in the townA map shows where the proposed 20mph zone would be in the town (Image: Lyme Regis Town Council)

Uplyme Parish Council is also applying for a 20mph zone covering Uplyme

Lyme Regis Town Council and Uplyme Parish Council are working in partnership to improve road safety in the area; Uplyme is in support of the town council’s application and Lyme Regis Town Council has given its full backing for a 20mph limit through Uplyme village.

Lyme Regis Town Council operations manager Matt Adamson-Drage said: “The idea for a 20mph speed limit across Lyme Regis came from a combination of interests.

"Many residents have contacted the town council about speeding around the town, parked cars blocking pavements forcing pedestrians into the street and pets that have been killed on the roads in residential areas.

“In addition to these issues, a lower speed limit brings the benefits of less pollution, reduced collisions and generally safer streets, in particular near St Michael’s Primary School.

“In collaboration with Uplyme Parish Council’s work on their 20mph limit on Lyme Road, the Lyme Regis 20mph limit will link up and represents a great example of a cross town/parish and cross-county initiative.”

The survey is available online at or hard copies are available at the council offices.

Responses need to be completed by Friday, May 31.