Changes to speed limits proposed

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AN extension to the 30mph speed limit on Moreton Road and an increase in the speed limit along the A422 between Buckingham and Brackley are being proposed.

Road users are being urged to have their say on proposed changes to speed limits on roads north of the A421 between Milton Keynes and the county boundary with Oxfordshire, including the A421 itself.

The consultation is being carried out by Bucks County Council and ends on May 3.

Other proposed changes in north Bucks include a raising of the speed limit from 50mph to the national speed limit (NSL) on the A421 east of Tingewick and Tingewick Road, on the western side of Buckingham.

The speed limit could also be lowered to 40mph on parts of the ring road, the A413 London Road and Osier Way.

There are plans to extend the 30mph limits on Stratford Road and London Road, introduce new 30mph speed limits for Dadford (currently 40mph), Leckhampstead (currently NSL) and Lillingstone Lovell (currently NSL) and extend existing 30mph limits in Maids Moreton, Nash, Turweston and Whaddon.

Information has been posted on parish notice boards and roadside posters throughout the area, giving the web address and telephone number for further information.

Valerie Letheren, Buckinghamshire County councillor for transport, said: “I urge people who use the roads in this area to find out what is proposed and take part in the consultation. By doing so, they could influence what speed limit changes eventually take place in this area.

“It’s not a ‘done deal’- public feedback in other areas has made a difference with some proposed changes not going ahead after consultation.”