20mph plans to be discussed

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A DEBATE will be held tomorrow on Sheffield Council’s plans for 20mph speed limits in residential areas.

Opposition councillors have called in the proposals to allocate £40,000 for schemes in each of the city’s seven community assembly areas and they will be discussed at a scrutiny committee meeting in the Town Hall from 2pm.

Green Party member Coun Rob Murphy, said: “A citywide limit of 20mph, excluding main roads, would be more cost effective and have a much bigger impact than small pilot schemes.”

Ruling Labour councillors say there is no funding for a city-wide scheme.

Meanwhile, 63 of 100 residents on Clough Grove, Oughtibridge, have signed a petition calling for the 20mph although the street has an average speed of 14mph and no history of accidents.

The council’s north community assembly will consider whether to fund the signs at its meeting tonight at Lomas Hall, Church Street, Stannington, from 6.30pm.