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Gedney Drove End could have 40mph speed limit along Marsh Road extended




People in Gedney Drove End are being asked for their views on plans to slow down traffic through the village.

The existing 40mph zone along Marsh Road could be extended by another 375 metres (1,230ft) from its junction with Onslow Lane.

A Lincolnshire County Council spokesman confirmed that the plan to extend the speed limit came about "following a request from a member of the public".

Gedney Drove End news.
Gedney Drove End news.

Gedney Parish Council is backing the plan, although complaints about speeding in Marsh Road have not been raised at any of its recent meetings.

Former parish councillor Ian Field, of Gedney Drove End, said: "When I was on the council, I did raise the issue of the number of vehicles parked on Marsh Road without having their lights on.

"But when we contacted the police, they said it was nothing to do with them, so it's about time something was done."

Plans that could see the 40mph zone on Marsh Road, Gedney Drove End, extended by 375 metres have been backed by parish councillors.Photo: SG-221119-001TW.
Plans that could see the 40mph zone on Marsh Road, Gedney Drove End, extended by 375 metres have been backed by parish councillors.Photo: SG-221119-001TW.

Jeanne Gibson, the county council's programme leader for minor works and traffic, said: "We are proposing to extend the southern end of the 40mph zone on Marsh Road following a request from a member of the public.

"The change meets the criteria set out in our speed limit policy, so the proposals have been advertised publicly and people have until December 17 to comment on the plans.

"If any objections are received, the proposals would then have to be considered by our planning and regulation committee."

Coun Mark Shaw, chairman of Gedney Parish Council, said: "If you look at it and think of safety, an extended 40mph zone would harmonize the area.

The 40mph zone on Marsh Road, Gedney Drove End, could be extended.Photo: SG-221119-003TW.
The 40mph zone on Marsh Road, Gedney Drove End, could be extended.Photo: SG-221119-003TW.

"There are other places, such as along Lutton Bank, where I would thoroughly understand an extended speed limit because there are drivers going through the village at 60mph."

The plan is also backed by Gedney Drove End county councillor Peter Coupland who said: "I've pushed for this over the last six to nine months because we've always had reports of speeding along Marsh Road.

"Although it's not a busy road, I'm sure the residents will see the benefits of it and so it's got to be good for the community.

Coun Peter Coupland, whose county council ward covers Gedney Drove End, is supporting plans for an extension to the 40mph limit on Marsh Road.
Coun Peter Coupland, whose county council ward covers Gedney Drove End, is supporting plans for an extension to the 40mph limit on Marsh Road.

"We seem to have speeding issued everywhere, although it's only the five or ten per cent of drivers who creep over the limit.

"It'll also be a step forward for lots of other villages if they see one that has a little bit of traffic calming in and around its residents."


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