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20mph limit plan agreed for village
PLANS to impose 20mph speed limits on residential roads in Burton have been agreed by Christchurch Borough Council's community services committee.
Now, following two recent incidents in which vehicles damaged a wall and a house front, Cllr Ray Nottage has called for a similar speed limits in two busy narrow roads in his ward.
"I would be delighted if we could extend this to other village areas such as Purewell and Stanpit," he said.
The council's transportation and highways manager Bob Baker had earlier told the committee that there had been only six objectors to the Burton plan.
He said the police and the county council are very supportive of the restriction although the police say it will have a very low level of enforcement.
Cllr Colin Jamieson, who is also a Burton parish councillor, said the 20mph scheme came about because of a village conservation area report "which reflected the overwhelming support of the community".
And he pointed out that the police were good at catching speeding motorists.
"If this scheme saves just one person from having an accident, or a fatality, then I feel whatever money is needed will be well spent," he said.
Roads subject to the 20mph limit will be: Avon View Road, Barlands Close, Birch Avenue, Bodowen Road, Bodowen Close, Brinsons Close, Burton Green, Burnham Road, Campbell Road, Chestnut Way, Cowleys Road, Crabtree Close; Farwell Close, Fern Close, Footners Lane, Harrison Close, Heathland Close, Katherine Chance Close, Kirkham Avenue, Martins Hill Close, Moorcroft Avenue, Park Close, Pittmore Road, Priory View Road; Redcliffe Close, Shorts Close, Summerfields Close, Treebys Close, Vinneys Close, Whitehayes Road, Winkton Close and Woodstock Road.