King Street, Ludlow – Experimental part-time prohibition of motor vehicles

Start Date:
1st September 2020

End Date:
30th September 2020

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The experimental road closure traffic order is to address concerns regarding pedestrian safety on King Street in Ludlow, and to support active travel to help the country emerge from the coronavirus crisis following the transport secretary’s statement on coronavirus (Covid-19) on 9 May 2020.

The road closure will enable the allocation of existing carriageway space for pedestrians assisting with safe distancing measures.

The above provides improved road safety for all road users, and enhanced quality of life for the local community. It will be applied on an experimental basis for up to 18 months.


On 19 June 2020 Shropshire Council made an experimental order to prohibit all motor vehicles from using King Street in Ludlow between 10 am and 3 pm every Friday and Saturday.

Exemptions to this restriction include:

  • Any vehicle being used for police, fire and rescue authority, or ambulance purposes;
  • Any vehicle being driven in accordance with a direction given by a police constable;
  • Vehicles being used for building or repair work to this length of road, adjacent buildings, or utilities;

This order comes into effect on 26 June 2020 and will operate for a period of up to eighteen months. The council will consider in due course whether its provisions should continue in force indefinitely. Your views on this order, including whether or not it should be made permanent, are welcome.

How to get involved: Note this consultation closes on Saturday 19th December 2020

If you wish to raise an objection, express support, or make any other comments, please either send an email to:, or send a letter to: The Traffic Engineering Team, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury SY2 6ND by 19 December 2020. You may also ring 0345 678 9006 for more information.

Please note that, for legal reasons, objections must be made in writing or by email, and should state the grounds on which the objection is made. Objections cannot be accepted over the phone.

If you wish to question the validity of the order, or of any of its provisions, on the grounds that they are not within the powers conferred by the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, or that any requirement of the act or of any instrument made under it has not been complied with in relation to the order you may, within six weeks from 19 June 2020, apply for the purpose to the High Court.

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