More Neston Roads to Slow Down to 20mph
|Published: 11th September 2017 11:18|
The next phase of Cheshire West and Chester Council's plan to introduce 20mph zones on a large number of Neston roads is getting underway. (Update - formal notice now added below, 11.9.17)
As announced on AboutMyArea Neston in January 2016, the council's cabinet voted to roll out the new speed limit across residential areas throughout the borough over the course of 4 years, with a particular focus around schools. The aim is to reduce collisions and pollution as well as encourage more children to walk to school.
Residents in what is referred to as 'Neston East' and 'Little Neston West' have now received letters advising them that a formal Traffic Regulation Order will be issued on 11 September 2017, giving residents until 6 October 2017 to object or make other representations. The letter states that any objections must specify the grounds on which they are made.
The order for Neston East covers the currently somewhat contentious area of Gladstone Road and Olive Road. Some residents there have been in communication with the Council over what they perceive as dangers introduced by making Gladstone Road one way in the direction of Chester Road. Traffic has been regularly spotted using Olive Road as an alternative, then speeding towards the blind bend to the alley leading to Brook Street. They say it is an 'accident waiting to happen.' It is not known if the reduction to a 20mph limit in that area might make a difference to the perceived potential danger.
The order for Little Neston West does not cover Marshlands Road, which some residents say is a mistake, as speeding traffic is apparently an issue in that area.
20mph zones have already been introduced in Willaston, Parkgate and Little Neston (East), with mixed responses from residents and motorists. Some claim that the new limit has made no difference to the average traffic speeds, whilst others have praised their introduction.
These are maps of the roads included in the new Neston TROs.
1. Neston East
2. Little Neston West
If residents wish to object to the imposition of the 20mph limit they should write to:
Cheshire West and Chester Borough Council
Highways Office Guilden Sutton
Guilden Sutton Lane
Chester CH3 7EX
Any other enquiries about the assessment procedure, the 4 year programme or 20mph policy should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org.