20mph: Opportunity for Flintshire residents to propose exceptions
Residents will continue to be updated and have opportunities to identify roads which may be considered as exceptions to 20mph, in a phased way, Flintshire Council has confirmed.
The Council has taken a phased approach to assessing restricted roads in the county, which initially involved local county councillors nominating roads for assessment. As a result 12 roads are now in the process of reverting back to 30mph, following consultation during the summer, and details can be found on the Council's website.
Phase 2 will give residents the opportunity to propose roads for an exception.
As outlined in the Welsh Government guidance, not all roads will meet the criteria for applying an exemption, and when considering the application of exceptions, local authorities are required to demonstrate that 'strong evidence' exists that higher speeds are safe and need to demonstrate a clear and reasoned case.
The Council continues to work with Welsh Government to assess the impact of the new default 20mph speed limit and ensure that a consistent approach to exceptions across Wales is taken. They welcome the Welsh Government’s recent announcement to work collaboratively with local highway authorities to reflect on the application of the guidance in different parts of Wales.
The Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Streetscene and Regional Transport Strategy, Councillor Dave Hughes, said: “We have received feedback from a number of residents on the 20mph speed limits, both positive and negative, and we will, as always, consider feedback in our wider and ongoing work to review exception requests and the impacts of the new default 20mph speed limits.”
To suggest a road for assessment, please fill out an online formhere