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Proposed speed reduction through Manthorpe to go to consultation

By Grantham Reporter

A proposed reduction in the speed limit from 40mph to 30mph through Manthorpe will go to consultation next year.

Lincolnshire County Council's planning and regulation committee has agreed to consult on reducing the 40mph limits on the High Road and Low Road.

The authority is currently working on the introduction of a new 50mph limit on the A607 between Manthorpe and Barkston, which is expected to come into force in mid-January.

High Road, Manthorpe. Photo: Google Maps (5763119)
High Road, Manthorpe. Photo: Google Maps (5763119)

During this process, the council was asked to review the speed limit on Low Road. As a result, there will be a consultation on whether the 40mph limits on both Low Road and nearby High Road should be reduced to 30mph.

The move is supported by Coun Richard Davies, executive member for highways, and Coun Ray Wootten, the local member, as well as Belton and Manthorpe Parish Council and the local district councillor.

Coun Davies said: "We know the speed of vehicles along both High Road and Low Road is causing concern within the local community, so we felt it was important that we looked at this.

"We want to be sure that there's an appropriate limit in place on both roads, ensuring the safety of both pedestrians and motorists travelling through the village."

Coun Wootten added: "Over 14,000 vehicles use this section of the A607 and, given the planned development in the area, that number is likely to increase.

"The parish council has monitored speeds and their data clearly shows vehicles travelling in excess of 50mph.

"This is unacceptable in a residential area with narrow pavements being used by parents and young children.

"So a reduction to a 30mph limit would be appreciated by all."

The consultation on the speed limit changes is expected to take place next year.


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