THE COUNCIL is set to lower the speed limit in a Cumbrian village near Kendal.

Members of South Lakeland locality board for Westmorland and Furness Council are recommended to approve lowering the speed limit from 30mph to 20mph on a stretch of road in Old Hutton.

The proposed 20mph speed limit will go from a point 20m northwest of the B6254 junction with The Park, to 141m east from its junction with St Johns View.

According to council documents the proposed 20mph scheme in Old Hutton will cost £10,440.

In consultation documents, Old Hutton C. of E. Primary School say they are ‘delighted’ the speed limit change is at this stage and state they ‘fully’ support the proposal.

A representation was made in support of the proposed speed limit at Old Hutton, which also requested the implementation of parking restrictions at the blind bend at St Johns View.

In a report prepared for the meeting, the council say It is not possible to implement parking restrictions within this order as this is for speed limit changes.

This request has been noted for consideration of a future order for parking restrictions, the report adds.

The report states: “Introduction of 20mph have shown to make streets safer by reducing speeds and enabling an equitable use of the road space for all users, encourage residents to walk and cycle by reducing vehicle speeds, bring health benefits both physical and mental and reduce noise pollution by amending the way vehicles accelerate/decelerate.”

Members of South Lakeland locality board are set to approve the implementation of the scheme when they meet on April 25 at the County Hall in Kendal.