New 20MPH speed limit to be introduced in St Brides
A new 20 mph limit will be introduced to St Brides Major after the Vale of Glamorgan Council was successful in securing more than £100,000 of Welsh Government funding.
The main road running through the village has been accepted as a pilot scheme for the speed restriction, which will apply from entry to exit.
Signs indicating the new limit will be on display as drivers approach St Brides, with further smaller signs placed at intervals along the road.
The move comes after residents raised concerns about the level of traffic travelling through the village, particularly the frequency with which Heavy Goods Vehicles used the route.
Representations made to the Council and feedback from a consultation exercise suggested they wanted the current 30 mph limit to be lowered.
As one of a number of pilot schemes throughout Wales, data from the scheme will be gathered ahead of 20mph limits potentially being introduced more widely Wales in 2023.
Cllr Peter King, Vale of Glamorgan Council Cabinet member for Neighbourhood Services and Transport, said: “I’m delighted St Brides has been accepted as one of Welsh Government’s 20mph pilot schemes.
“I know this is something villagers wanted. We have listened to their concerns and been able to take decisive action.
“With shops, a post office and pub on the main road, as well as a primary school and other amenities elsewhere in the village, we believe 20mph is an appropriate speed limit and one that should make St Brides safer.”
Cllr Stewart Edwards, Vale of Glamorgan Council Ward Member for St Brides, said: “I’m thrilled that, working in partnership with St Brides Community Council and the Keep St Brides Safe group, we have been successful in securing this 20mph pilot. This scheme will make the village a safer place and I look forward to its implementation.”