Hundreds of residents have responded to Robert Largan MP’s survey on Derbyshire County Council’s proposals for a 20mph zone in Buxton.
The Council have been consulting on the proposals, which are intended to improve road safety and air quality. The suggested zone would encompass the town centre, parts of Fairfield, Lightwood Road, Dale Road, Burlington Road and other residential areas.
Mr Largan welcomed such a large response to his survey, which saw a comprehensive sampling of the views of Buxton’s residents on the plans.
Just 17% of those polled agreed with the Council’s plans in full, with 49% disagreeing and 34% affirming that a zone should be in place in residential areas in and around schools, not on main roads.
St John’s Road, Fairfield Road and Macclesfield Road were amongst those identified by respondents as being the main concerns for speeding traffic.
Importantly, 65% of those who responded rated Buxton’s air quality as 8 out of 10 or higher, with 83% saying that reducing the speed limit would fail to improve air quality.
Robert Largan MP commented:
“It is really great that so many took the time to respond to my survey on the proposals, which also let residents tell me their priorities on top of the plans.
“Buxton’s residents have spoken loudly and clearly. My survey shows that respondents see improving bus and train services as a much bigger priority.
“I’m really pleased on this note that the Government have pledged and spent hundreds of millions of pounds on residents’ priorities, such as the Hope Valley line upgrade, the Mottram Bypass and the Derbyshire Bus Improvement Plan.
“I’ll continue to fight for more funding and more focus on the High Peak to improve our public services!”