Formal 20mph consultation - William Street area, Hebburn


  1. Overview of the proposal
  2. Map of plans
  3. Legal notice
  4. What happens next

Overview of the proposal

The proposal includes:

  • reduction in speed limit to 20mph on:-
    • Albert Street
    • Cosserat Place
    • Cuthbert Street  - north and south back
    • Ellison Street
    • Prince Consort Lane
    • William Street
    • William Street West
    • unnamed roads within the vicinity of the streets listed above

Consultation closes:   16 May 2024

Map of plans

Map of William Street area, Hebburn

Legal notice

South Tyneside Council (William Street Area, Hebburn 20 mph) Order 2024

South Tyneside Council proposes to make an Order under Section 84 of and Schedule 9 to, the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 and all other enabling powers.

The effect of the Order will be to reduce the speed limit to 20mph on the entire length of :-

  • William Street
  • William Street West
  • North Back Cuthbert Street
  • South Back Cuthbert Street
  • Cosserat Place
  • Prince Consort Lane
  • unnamed road south back of William Street
  • unnamed road west back of 2a-10 Caledonian Street
  • unnamed road rear of Lyon Street and William Street


  • Albert Street from its junction with Argyle Street for 31 metres
  • Albert Street from its junction with Lyon Street for 23 metres 
  • Ellison Street from its junction with Argyle Street for 95 metres 
  • Unnamed road from a point 50 metres from the junction with Argyle Street to its junction with Albert Street
  • Unnamed road from its junction Prince Consort Road for 20 metres to its junction with Prince Consort Lane
  • Unnamed road south back Lyon Street from its junction with William Street West and Albert Street
  • Unnamed road from its junction with Cosserat Place and Caledonian Street

Full details of these proposals are contained in the draft order which, together with a plan showing the lengths of road affected and a statement of the Council's reasons for proposing to make the Order, may be inspected from Monday to Friday during normal office hours at the Town Hall at the address below.

Alternatively, you can request a copy of the documentation by emailing

If you wish to raise an objection, express support or make any other observations about these proposals, you must make them in writing to the Council's Legal Services Department at the address below or by using the same email address above by the 16 May 2024. Any objections must specify the grounds on which they are made.

Dated: 25 April 2024

Corporate Lead, Legal and Governance South Tyneside Council, Town Hall, Westoe Road, South Shields, NE33 2RL



What happens next 

We will review all feedback.

Depending on the feedback we get, the proposals may change, or may not go ahead. 

Read more about how traffic and parking consultations work.