Because of the new houses being built off Station Road, the Town Council wanted a speed limit of 30mph to be extended along the full length of Station Road. From where it currently starts, just past the junction with Hugh Squier Avenue, to the junction with the Link Road.
Devon County Council (DCC) were happy to extend the 30mph limit to just before the turn-off for Gunsdown Villas, but objected to extending it all the way to the Link Road junction. This was not what our elected representatives wanted but was the advice given to them by the council officers i.e. the council employees.
In order for the full 30mph limit to be approved it will have to go a full meeting of the DCC cabinet!
I’ve gone into the whole issue in more detail here.