EARBY: Anger at delays in new 20mph zones

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A SCHEME to introduce a 20 m.p.h. speed limit in roads around Aspen Grove in Earby, up to Stoney Bank Road and along to Long Royd Road may soon get the go-ahead after frustration was expressed at its delay.

Funding for the project was first put up more than five years ago as part of development plans for Aspen Grove and from Lancashire County Council.

But residents objected to initial plans to put in physical measures like speed bumps and under national guidelines the county council had altered its stance on how best to introduce traffic calming measures.

Councillors on Pendle Council’s West Craven Committee said they were disappointed the scheme had taken so long to begin.

Senior engineer for Pendle Council Scott Whalley said: “As it stands we are planning a 20 m.p.h. zone for the area with no physical measures like speed humps or cushions. But the county council are looking at putting speed limits on individual streets which could mean repeated signs along the road and interactive signs like the smiling or frowning faces for how fast you are going.

“This would come in line with the Government’s aim to put 20 m.p.h. limits on all residential streets.”