COUNCILLORS have slammed County Hall bosses for not cutting speed limits on 'nightmare' roads.

At last week's cabinet meeting, Lancashire County Council's committee discussed proposals to bring in a Speed Limit Order (SLO) and introduce a number of speed restrictions on various roads within Lancashire.

Prior to the meeting, council chiefs were recommended to cut down speed limits on roads in Rossendale, Pendle, Chorley and a number of West Lancashire districts.

However, speed restrictions were not imposed on A56 Wood Lane, Edenfield in Rossendale or the A682 Gisburn Road, Blacko, in Pendle.

Councillors decided the speed limit on the A56 Wood Lane, Edenfield, which is currently 40mph, will remain 40mph.

The traffic order has been updated to bring it into line with the new order in place along the same road where it runs through the Bury Council area, a County Hall spokesman said.

Proposals relating to the A682 Gisburn Road, Blacko, Pendle will be subject to further consideration, a spokesman added.

Local councillors said they were 'appalled' and 'frustrated' by the decision.

Cllr Ken Turner, who represents the Barrowford on Pendle Council, where the A682 Gisburn Road resides, said: "I'm appalled this has been shelved.

"The Gisburn Road in Blacko requires an adaptation to the speed limit and the road itself requires attention.

"The vehicles are encouraged, by the way the road is designed, to speed.

"The road itself can only lend itself to danger for pedestrians."

Cllr Janet Johnson, who represents the area on Rossendale Council where the A56 Wood Lane resides, said: "I'm really disappointed by this decision because residents have been in contact with me and the county council about this and it feels like our voices are not being heard.

"It's very frustrating.

"We need to bring speed limits down in this area because we have lots of new houses being built and the roads are already busy.

"Residents are not happy with the state of the roads.

"It's a nightmare.

"They need a proper look at in Edenfield."

A council spokesman said: "The new speed restriction orders are much clearer and will help us work with the police to make Lancashire's roads safer."