Call for extension of 30mph speed limit in Northumberland town is refused

A call for a 30mph speed limit to be extended in a Northumberland town has been rejected by council officers.

Thursday, 19th December 2019, 3:29 pm
Updated Friday, 20th December 2019, 12:43 pm

A request had been made by a local resident for the 30mph limit on the B6525 to be extended from Wooler’s industrial estate towards the ‘S’ bend at Turvelaws Farm.

However, Wooler Parish Council has been informed that the request was rejected because there are not enough houses and the road is too straight.

Parish council chairman Mark Mather said: “We had written to Northumberland County Council in support of that to see what we could do but they have said they won’t allow it.

The B6525 at Wooler. Picture: Google

“I personally feel it’s quite disappointing that it needs a fatality before they would do anything about it.”