Pocklington Town Council backs 20mph speed limit extensions proposal

Pocklington Town Councillors have backed proposed changes to a number of speed limits in the town centre.

Thursday, 18th March 2021, 11:35 am
The Pavement is one of the Pocklington streets mentioned in the 20mph speed limit plans.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council (ERYC) put forward new proposals to keep motorists and pedestrians safe in the town.

The 20mph extension proposal includes parts of George Street (B1246) from Chapmangate to the Police Station, the whole of Grape Lane and The Pavement, increasing the zone along Railway Street to the mini roundabout, and extending the zone to include the whole of Regent Street.

The town council decided to support the plans at a recent remote meeting.

The 20mph extension proposals for Pocklington.

According to the minutes Councillor James Pink proposed the town council should support the extension to the 20mph zone.

This was seconded by Cllr Richard Bryon and agreed unanimously. This type of speed limit has been campaigned for by Pocklington residents for some time.

The town council is also supporting changes to the speed limits on Burnby Lane/Yapham Road which have been proposed by the ERYC.

The changes will see an extension of the 30mph zone from the current limit on Burnby Lane to beyond the double bends.

The change to Yapham Road is to lower the speed limit to 40mph from Yapham Mill to the Pocklington 30mph zone.

Cllr Stephen McCann proposed supporting these changes. The motion was seconded by Cllr Pink and agreed unanimously.

A spokesman said: “Pocklington Town Council has been requesting these changes for a number of years, including supporting the new residents on Burnby Lane who had requested a change to the speed limits.”