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Council to launch 4 week consultation on proposed speed limit changes in Copeland

Cumbria County Council is launching a consultation from Monday 10 December for a period of five weeks, to gather feedback and views on proposals to change a number of speed limits in Copeland.

A number of speed limits in Copeland have been assessed – as a result of local residents concerns being reported to the council and Police, ongoing and new building developments and other changes in the use of the road informed by traffic data.

The proposals include:

  • Extension of the 40mph restriction on the A5086 at Lamplugh
  • Reduction of the length of 30mph at Harras Moor, Whitehaven
  • Introduction of a 30mph in Wilton
  • Introduction of a 40mph on the B5344 near Drigg
  • Extension of the 30mph on the A5093 Millom

Members of the public can find details of the proposals and respond to the consultation online via the county council website from Monday 10 December for five weeks. Feedback forms are also available in Copeland’s libraries for anyone unable to access the online consultation.

Cllr Keith Little, Cabinet Member for Highways, said: “Road safety is one of the top priorities for the county council and I am pleased that we are holding a consultation to understand the views of local people. Reviewing speed limits and analysing traffic data is an important aspect of the work of our highways teams, and the ultimate goal is to enhance road safety and reduce accidents on our roads. I’d urge everyone to respond online or to call in to their local library to collect a feedback form, so that we have as much information as possible when making final decisions on proposals to change speed limits.”

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