New plea to cut speed limit on key route to West Norfolk treatment works
Council officials could be asked to look again at whether to reduce the speed limit on a West Norfolk lane which leads to a waste water treatment plant.
Concerns relating to Clockcase Lane in Clenchwarton were raised by councillor Alexandra Kemp at a meeting of Norfolk County Council’s ruling cabinet yesterday.
Martin Wilby, the authority’s cabinet member for transport, said he would raise the issue with officers after Miss Kemp urged him to visit the site for himself.
But, following the meeting, Miss Kemp said the response was “totally unsatisfactory.”
She added: “The County Council is not following its own Speed Management Policy and not putting people’s safety first.”
Clockcase Lane is the main route used to access the treatment works run by Anglian Water, which has introduced a 30 miles per hour limit for all its vehicles using the road.
But, last month, council officials rejected calls for an existing limit near the junction of Clockcase Lane and Ferry Road to be extended.
They said that would go outside the guidelines for speed limits which had been approved by councillors themselves.
Miss Kemp says the move is needed to reinforce Anglian Water’s efforts, though officers said the company's action would go a long way to resolving residents' concerns.