20mph speed limits could be on the cards

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PLANS for 20mph speed limits in Chichester are a step closer.

Community leaders sitting on the south county local committee backed the idea of a £30,000 public consultation on a possible 20mph limit across the city.

It came as the MEP for Sussex and the south east, Keith Taylor, threw his weight behind the campaign while at the meeting in Chichester.

He said: ‘A reduction in the speed limit would significantly reduce the number of road accidents in Chichester as well as making it a quieter, less congested and polluted place to live.’

The committee agreed that should the consultation demonstrate significant local support, it would support in principle the allocation of further cash to progress a new citywide speed limit.

The money to get the scheme up and running would come from developers’ contributions.