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Support for lower Porthleven speed limits
4:20pm Wednesday 19th December 2012 in Helston
A proposal to reduce speed limits in parts of Porthleven has been supported by town councillors.
Cornwall Council is suggesting a reduction to 40mph along the B3304 at Methleigh Bottoms and the Porthleven to Helston road, with a reduction to 30mph on Beacon Road.
Town councillor Andy Wallis, who is also the port’s Cornwall councillor, said: “It is something we have been working for a little while. Hopefully the town council will support me and I can get it implemented – especially the Stopgate one, which is an important one.”
He described this section of road into Porthleven – at Methleigh Bottoms – as being fast, with drivers tending to stick towards the higher end of the national speed limit.
With regards to the other road in Porthleven, from Helston, he said if a person was driving safely it was hard to reach speeds above 40mph anyway. Finally, the 30mph limit at Beacon Road would be just an extension of the speed limit already on part of that road, to include a number of houses.
Mr Wallis said: “The feedback has been very positive so far.”
Mayor Mark Berryman proposed that the council support the plans “in the strongest possible terms”, which members agreed.
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