After sustained calls for a lower speed limit on Tingewick Road in Buckingham, site of the new St Rumbold’s Field housing development, a consultation has been launched by Buckinghamshire Council.
Buckingham residents are invited to reply with their comments on the proposal to reduce the speed limit on the road from 50 miles per hour to 30 miles per hour, including around the new Tingewick Road roundabout.
Buckingham Town Council’s Planning Committee agreed a formal response at its meeting on November 1st, to continue to press for a 30mph limit, despite Buckinghamshire Highways stating that the road did not meet Department for Transport guidelines for a lower limit, “as there are no properties which open out onto the road.”
Planning chairman Cllr. Mark Cole JP said that the committee had previously raised the issue of the 50 mile per hour speed limit on the road as “being too high for a road which has a day nursery, and new housing developments either side, with mothers and children crossing it to get to schools or play areas.
“Guidelines are just that, not tramlines. We wonder whether Highways has actually visited Buckingham, as other major routes into town – including London Road, Bourton Road and Stratford Road – have 30mph limits even where there are no adjacent properties. We call on Buckinghamshire Council to implement this 30mph speed limit before there is a tragic accident.”
To voice their approval or disapproval with the proposal residents are invited to leave comments by the 8th November online or by post to the Parking Manager, Transport for Buckinghamshire.
How to complete the consultation:
By Post to this address:
Parking Manager, Transport for Buckinghamshire, New County Offices, Walton Street, Aylesbury, HP20 1UY.
- Visit the consultation website.
- Click ‘Public Consultations’
- Click on ‘Formal Consultation 003 – Speed’
- Scroll down to find Tingewick Road and click on the road name.
- The map will move to show you the street with the area proposed for speed reduction surrounded in green.
- Click on the Tingewick Road or the roundabout area to leave your comments on the speed reduction in each area.