Residents welcome speed limit reduction

Busy road: Town Lane in Whittle-le-Woods
Busy road: Town Lane in Whittle-le-Woods
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A busy village road is set to have its speed limit reduced after years of campaigning.

Residents and councillors of Whittle-le-Woods have welcomed Lancashire County Council’s decision to reduce the speed limit on Town Lane - subject to consultation.

County Coun Kim Snape

County Coun Kim Snape

Parts of the narrow road are 60mph and calls have been made to reduce the speed limit to 40mph.

Previously, residents have compared the road to a motorway and wing mirrors on cars have been knocked off.

Bosses at LCC have said that a 40mph speed limit would be appropriate for the area.

County Coun Kim Snape, who has campaigned alongside residents, said: “All the residents are delighted about it, we’ve campaigned for a long time.

All the residents are delighted about it, we’ve campaigned for a long time

“It’s a narrow road and it has been wanted for a while now.

“Wing mirrors have also been knocked off, petitions have been launched in the past and they’ve got nowhere.

“So I’m glad something is happening and I’ll encourage all residents to have their say.

Whittle-le-Woods parish councillor William Yates, added: “It’s something I’ll be supporting, people take off on that road and go far too quick.

“Due to the parking, it’s sometimes one way, people can be travelling at 60mph and then have to slam on.”

Ridwan Musa, Lancashire County Council’s highway’s manager for Chorley, said: “County Councillor Snape asked us to consider reducing the speed limit to 40mph on Town Lane, Whittle le Woods.

“We’ve measured the volume and speed of traffic on the road and discussed this with the police. We agreed that a 40mph speed limit would be appropriate for Town Lane.

“We will be running a consultation to give people the opportunity to have their say on the proposed new limit.”