Have your say on plans to introduce a 20mph speed limit in parts of Petworth

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Members of the public have been invited to have their say on plans to introduce a 20mph speed limit on roads in Petworth.

Opening on June 6, and closing on June 27, the consultation is a chance for members of the public to shape policy, raise concerns or announce their support for the measures, which could change the way traffic is managed across several key areas.

If plans go ahead, a 20mph speed limit will be introduced on lengths of the following roads:

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  • A272 Pound Street
  • A283 Angel Street,
  • A283 Church Street,
  • A283 East Street,
  • A283 Market Square,
  • A283 New Street,
  • A283 North Street,
  • A283 Park Road,
  • A283 Saddlers Row,
  • Barton Lane,
  • Damers Bridge,
  • Grove Street,
  • High Street,
  • Lombard Street,
  • Middle Street,
  • Orchard Close,
  • Rosemary Lane,
  • Sheepdown Close
  • Sheepdown Drive
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There are also plans to introduce a 30mph speed limit on A283 Angel Street and A283 London Road, both of which members of the public have also been invited to view and comment on. Plans submitted as part of the consultation claim that “the schemes aims to improve road safety in Petworth and reduce both air and noise pollution on the busy ‘A’ road routes through the town and in the town centre.”

The document adds: “To avoid the speed limit changing from national to 20mph the scheme has been designed with a 30mph buffer zone on the A283 Angel Street westbound approach to the village. This buffer zone will allow drivers more deceleration time and slow vehicular traffic before they reach the 20mph village speed limit. This together with repeater signs and roundels aims to improve compliance with the new speed limits and the effectiveness of the scheme.”

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