North Somerset turns down village's 20 mph plans

PUBLISHED: 12:00 14 April 2019 | UPDATED: 13:02 18 April 2019

North Somerset Council has turned down plans to create a 20mph zone in Backwell.

The proposal backed by the parish council would see the speed limits of roads in the village reduced to 20mph except for the A370 which would remain at 30.

Parish council chairman Peter Soothill said: ”We made contact with David Bailey and sat down with North Somerset to discuss the plans.

“The first response we have had was slightly disappointing - he said no.

“But we then had what I thought was a very successful discussion, and suggested we lay out our plans for a 20 mph zone, which means either signs with speed humps which the majority of villagers do not want, or without humps.

“However, he did stress North Somerset would need to carry out speed surveys at key points in the village at a cost of about £200-£250 for each survey, however he did not say how many we need.”

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