Speed limit reduction planned for Portishead town centre

PUBLISHED: 06:11 07 February 2018 | UPDATED: 07:20 07 February 2018

Portishead Marina.

Portishead Marina.


Motorists face having to adhere to reduced speed limits around Portishead in future.

Proposals to restrict drivers to 20mph in large parts of the town have been revealed this week.

North Somerset Council, which is leading the scheme, is keen for limits to be cut in several areas.

Portishead High Street is the most commonly used route which faces a speed limit reduction.

But the plan mainly focuses on areas around the marina, such as Station Road and part of Harbour Road, as well as the Village Quarter.

The idea will be debated by Portishead Town Council’s planning committee when it meets later this evening (Wednesday).

A proposal to add parking spaces to the eastern side of Station Road will also be discussed.

About a dozen spaces are proposed for Brunel Court.

The planning meeting will begin at 7.30pm at The Folk Hall.

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