Call for extension of 30mph speed limit in Northumberland village

Belford parish councillors have made a renewed appeal for an extension of the 30mph speed limit in the village.

Friday, 6th December 2019, 4:45 pm
Updated Friday, 6th December 2019, 6:43 pm
South Road in Belford.
South Road in Belford.

Previous attempts to get an extension to speed restrictions on the southern end of the village along South Road have been rejected by Northumberland County Council.

However, parish councillors believe the increase in development in the South Meadows area, with the extra traffic it creates, is justification for the move.

Coun Guy Renner-Thompson, parish council chairman and local county councillor, said: “The highways (department) comment that it is open countryside is a bit bizarre.

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“At the very least it should start at the 30mph past the concrete plant. You’ve got the concrete plant, then the caravan park and then the farm shop so it should certainly be 30mph there.

“They might not want the whole lot 30mph but there should be some compromise.”

It was agreed to make a new request to the county council.