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Speed limit campaign fails

June 23, 2015 2:11 PM

Tory cabinet member for Transport Philip Whitehead has rejected pleas from Trowbridge and Hilperton residents for lower speed limits on the new roads through Hilperton Gap and Leap Gate. The Gap road will have a 50 limit, the existing part of Leap Gate will keep its 40mph limit, and the new bit will be 50mph. A total of 221 objections to the proposals were received.

The reason for asking for the lower limits were in the interests of road safety, and to reduce noise and disturbance for nearby residents.

A 40mph limit on the Hilperton Gap road was imposed as a planning condition by the old West Wilts Council, but Wiltshire Council decided this didn't need to be taken any notice of.

The new roads are expected to open in late August.