NCC have been in discussions with Gateshead MBC and suggested that the 40 mph zone be extended east beyond the NCC boundary to meet up with the speed limit near the new roundabout, GMBC are in favour of this in principle.
But due to legal complications this would now delay the speed reductions planned in Northumberland.
To avoid a delay I have agreed that the speed reduction proposals within Northumberland should progress and it is hoped GMBC will start the legal process ASAP to continue as we suggested.
The Northumberland statutory notices will now be issued.
Some people may assume to reduce the speed on a road is a simple process but it involves a great amount of planning, legal work and they are always very expensive.
In addition a lot of hair pulling frustration for the County Cllr.