Proposals to lower speed limits on a number of the borough’s roads have been approved by North East Lincolnshire Council’s portfolio holder for Regeneration and Environment.
Recommendations were made following an extensive review of speed limits and road safety, including wide public consultation and two days of hearings, by a select committee set up by the council’s Regeneration and Environment Scrutiny Panel in September 2012.
The select committee was established after the original proposals to reduce some speed limits met with a number of written objections and a petition during an extended public consultation period last summer.
All local council’s with responsibility for highways are required by government to review the speed limits on all A and B class roads. Government guidance also states that villages should have a 30mph speed limit.
The changes aim to match speed limits with the average speed of traffic and introduce more 30mph limits in villages and more 20mph zones in built up areas.