New 20mph speed limit for Slindon on agenda

A NEW speed limit for Slindon is set to be discussed.

Members of the joint downland area committee which includes county, district, town and parish councillors ,will debate the introduction of the 20mph cap at their meeting on September 9.

A report prepared for the session says a wide-ranging scheme of highway improvements for the village has been designed by consultants engaged by Slindon Parish Council.

The parish council, supported by the National Trust and The South Downs National Park, has commissioned the consultants to design a scheme of road improvements to make routes through the village feel safer and more accessible for pedestrians, cyclists and equestrians. This involves the introduction of 20mph limits on the roads within the village.

The plans have been formally advertised by West Sussex County Council through a traffic regulation order, and objections received. These have come from Sussex Police, who raised concerns about applying the lower speed limit to the whole of Reynolds Lane, and a local resident, who does not believe a 20mph speed limit is necessary for the whole village.

Councillors will be asked to consider the objections and decide if it should be allowed at the meeting at 7pm in the new community hall.