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HADRA have received a letter from our local conservative councillors about the proposed 20mph speed restrictions on our roads:

 

 

 

Kenley Conservatives

36 Brighton Road

Purley CR8 2LG

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Dear Kenley resident,


The Council have a policy to introduce 20mph on all roads across the Borough with the only exception being
arterial roads such as Brighton Road and Godstone Road.

There will be a Council Consultation starting on January 18th to February 15th

with a leaflet delivererd to each house. This is a different method of consultation from that carried out in the
north of the borough. You will be responding as Zone 5 (Coulsdon, Kenley, Purley, Sanderstead and Waddon).

Do you want this blanket approach?

As local Councillors we are fully supportive of residents who have requested a lower speed limit in roads where
speeding has caused accidents and also of 20mph limits outside schools or near elderly care homes.


But we do not believe a blanket approach is in the interest of residents.

* At low speeds pollution is greater

* 20mph increases journey times and generally causes congestion

* The Police have said at Scrutiny on 20mph zones that they would not enforce it

* Pedestrians have a false sense of security

* A majority of accidents occur on major roads which are not to be covered

* This scheme will not prevent inconsiderate and bad drivers who are the cause of many accidents.


And the cost....... £300,000 to implement just our Zone and £1,500,000 for the whole scheme at a time when
services are being cut.

To have your say you will need to respond to the consultation as non reply will be taken as acceptance of the
scheme.

Please let us know if you do not receive the information from the Council by January 25th or if you have any
questions.



Yours sincerely


Cllr. Jan Buttinger - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cllr. Steve Hollands - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cllr. Steve O'Connell - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kenley Councillors

 

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