A ROAD in north Herefordshire is set to have its speed limit slashed from 60mph to just 30mph.

Herefordshire Council revealed its intention to extend the 30mph limit in Rosemary Lane, Leintwardine, further in a consultation.


That consultation, which saw the move backed by local councillors, has now ended and the speed limit set to be cut.

Traffic engineer Will Cox, on behalf of Herefordshire Council, said the measures were proposed primarily in association with the ongoing housebuilding to the east of the village.

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The proposed access for the new homes was directly onto Rosemary Lane, he said.

This meant there was a need to move the end of the 30mph zone eastward to include the access to the new development within the village limit.


At its meeting in October, Leintwardine Group Parish Council agreed to support the extension of the 30mph speed limit.

The traffic regulation order is now expected to be introduced.