TWO short roads near Ascot are set to see their speed limits slashed to 20 mph as transport bosses aim to avoid accidents in the area. 

Church Road and North Road in Winkfield Row currently have 30mph limits but council chiefs are reducing the top speed cars can travel to stop ‘rat-running’ traffic. 

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This comes after complaints from local residents and councillors about motorists using these roads to take shortcuts.

Now Bracknell Forest Council’s highways boss, councillor Chris Turrell has moved to introduce a 20mph speed limit on the parallel roads. 

During a consultation on these plans, twelve residents commented in support of the proposal with just one objecting to the scheme. 

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Ward councillors Nigel Atkinson and Dorothy Hayes also lodged their support for the speed reduction. 

In comments submitted to the council, Cllr Atkinson said: “Having read through the objection and comments summary, one of the objector’s key concerns seems to be a view that introducing the 20mph speed limit is a precursor to further traffic calming measures such as speed humps. 

“As there are no plans to introduce these for the reasons that you have outlined, this should not be an issue. 

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“All of the other comments seem to be generally supportive of the scheme, which is good news.”