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Buckley 20mph scheme

Published: 15/03/2022

Following an approach to Welsh Government about the recent implementation of a 20mph speed limit in Buckley, the Leader of Flintshire County Council, Councillor Ian Roberts, has welcomed a positive response from the Deputy Minister for Climate Change, Lee Waters.

The Leader of the Council, Councillor Ian Roberts, said:

“Whilst we support Welsh Government’s rollout of a 20mph speed limited in residential areas and busy pedestrian streets, we have listened to concerns from local residents since the implementation of a 20mph speed limit in Buckley on 28 February and have asked Welsh Government to consider reviewing the exceptions criteria that led to the introduction of a 20mph speed limit on the main arterial roads.

“Given the extent of the feedback received from the local community, we are pleased that the Deputy Minister has acknowledged this feedback and said that whilst 20mph is currently the default, Welsh Government will look at the speed limit on main arterial roads by reviewing the exceptions criteria prior to the scheme being rolled out further across Wales in 2023.  We appreciate that the matter is attracting increasing attention within the local community and have requested that the matter be dealt with as a high priority.

“The Council will work with Welsh Government to lead any future community engagement to ensure that local residents are given the opportunity to provide their input in to any proposed changes to the exceptions criteria.”

Flintshire’s Chief Executive, Neal Cockerton, said:

“I am aware that local elected members have been receiving a high volume of enquiries. I therefore welcome Welsh Government’s decision to consider the exceptions criteria as a matter of urgency so that matters in relation to this can be further clarified and progress made.”