10 February 2015

Nearly there on safer roads plan…

A final round of consultation on extending 20mph limits in Brighton & Hove starts on Friday February 13.

Brighton & Hove City Council will advertise the formal speed limit orders needed to extend 20mph into residential roads in additional neighbourhoods.

Phase three of the council programme includes roads in Portslade, Mile Oak, Hangleton, Rottingdean, Ovingdean and Saltdean. Certain streets near Hove seafront and around Hove Park would also get 20mph limits.

Speed limit orders will be advertised in the free Brighton & Hove Independent newspaper, available in dispensers across the city, from Friday February 13.  Responses opposing or supporting the changes must be made in writing within 21 days.

Where changes are proposed to speed limits, the council is responding to public demand.

Figures for residents’ supporting 20mph on the street where they live were: Mile Oak 60 per cent, Hangleton 53, Rottingdean and Ovingdean 69 and Saltdean 51.      

In Saltdean lower limits are, in response to the consultation feedback, proposed only around the school and park roads and in Hangleton, roads to the west of Hangelton Way will retain their existing limits, again in response to consultation feedback from that area.

On Hove seafront 20mph limits are proposed for Medina Terrace, King’s Esplanade, Sussex Street and St Aubyns, after 63 per cent of residents expressed support.

Lead councillor for transport Ian Davey said:  “These adverts aren’t about the principle of introducing the limits – that’s already been agreed by councillors on the environment and transport committee, responding to public demand.  This is just about the detail – the individual streets where limits would be lowered.  If all runs smoothly thousands more families will soon be enjoying the safer, calmer, more pleasant streets they asked for.”