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Consultation over speed reduction

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One final public consultation is currently being carried out surrounding a proposed speed reduction along a highway in the Moorlands. In February, we reported that Staffordshire County Council had been reviewing the safety of it’s highway network and one of the forthcoming proposals was to reduce the speed limit to 30 miles-per-hour along another 250-metre section of Ashbourne Road in Cheadle.

One final public consultation is currently being carried out surrounding a proposed speed reduction along a highway in the Moorlands.

In February, we reported that Staffordshire County Council had been reviewing the safety of it’s highway network and one of the forthcoming proposals was to reduce the speed limit to 30 miles-per-hour along another 250-metre section of Ashbourne Road in Cheadle.

This came as a number of large housing developments are being erected in the area.

In a statement from Staffordshire County Council, a spokesman for the authority said in February: “As part of its ongoing review of safety of the highway network, Staffordshire County Council are proposing to introduce an extended 30 miles-per-hour speed limit along B5032 Ashbourne Road at Cheadle.

“The proposal is being put forward by the Highway Authority following the granting of planning permission by the district council for a residential development on land south of Thorley Drive serviced by a new priority junction to B5032 Ashbourne Road.

“The reduction in the signed speed limit is to promote the safety of highway users.”

Councillor David Williams, Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport at Staffordshire County Council added: “Keeping our roads safe is our priority and our roads continue to be amongst the safest in the country.

“We are looking at the possibility of extending the 30 miles-per-hour speed limit on the road. These are proposals at this stage and we are currently inviting views from residents, businesses and partner organisations.”

Now the council has officially started one final public consultation process about the proposed speed reduction along Ashbourne Road.

In a public notice, a spokesperson said: “Staffordshire County Council on 19th July 2022 made a Traffic Regulation Order under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 that imposed a 30 mph speed limit on B5032 Ashbourne Road, Cheadle.

“Documents my be examined at www.staffordshire.gov.uk/trafficregulationorders.

“Persons questioning the validity or provisions of the order on the grounds that such powers are not conferred by the act, or that any requirement or instrument made under the act has not been complied with, ay within six weeks from this date the order was made, apply to the High Court.

“The order will commence on 26th July 2022.”

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