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East Lancashire villages set for 20mph zones
1:00pm Monday 28th January 2013 in News
SEVERAL smaller villages across East Lancashire are set to benefit from a 20mph speed reduction programme.
County highway engineers have been deliberating over which areas to include in the fifth phase of the Lancashire-wide 20mph zones roll-out.
And the lobbying of parish councillors and residents in the likes of Worston, Mellor Brow, Goodshawfold, Spen Brook, Roughlee and Cowpe has won out.
County councillor Tim Ashton, Lancashire’s highways cabinet member, has approved zones for no fewer than 28 locations across the area.
Rossendale had the greatest success, with 11 initiatives rubberstamped, closely followed by Pendle on eight.
There are four scheduled for the Ribble Valley, also including Wilpshire and Church Lane in Mellor.
Hyndburn only secured one, with Great Harwood’s Clinkham Road being selected.
Padiham and Burnley West division saw three picked, including Mill Hill Lane in Hapton, Andelene Close and Hameldon Close.
Highways officials say that the 20mph zones will be rolled out across the chosen sites over the next year from this summer onwards.