The Executive Member for Climate Change presented the report regarding the Devon County Council Trial 20 mph Speed Limit for Newton Abbot and Kingskerwell. The trial was supported by Newton Abbot Town Council and Ward Members - Cllrs Hayes and Parker. Devon County Council had set up an Implementation Group which included representatives from the Police and Public Health.
The Leader read out a letter of support from a Ward Member - Cllr Parker.
Members discussed the benefits of speed limits to prevent accidents and encourage safe cycling and walking in the towns and villages across the district and the support of ‘Community Speed Watch’ to monitor compliance with the speed limits.
RESOLVED that the Executive express its preliminary support to Devon County Council regarding its proposed trial of a 20 mph speed limit in Newton Abbot.
The vote was unanimous.