Uppingham Town Council votes for speed limit to be cut on Leicester Road

The speed limit on a road in Uppingham is set to be reduced from 50mph to 40mph.

Rutland County Council asked Uppingham Town Council to consider a request to alter the legal limit on Leicester Road, from Shepherd’s Way to the 30mph zone near Lime Tree Avenue.

Councillors voted for the change at a full Uppingham Town Council meeting on Wednesday evening and proposed that the limit could be lowered further pending future developments along the route.

However, a number of councillors were not in favour of the change.

Speaking at the meeting Coun Ron Simpson said: “For me the reduction meets the concerns of people in the town.

“There are houses down there and I will support the limit going from a 40mph to 30mph.”

Coun Richard Reeve believed there was no need for the reduction.

He said: “All you are going to do is protect fields along a straight road.

“There are no bends and it does not have a history of accidents. There hasn’t been a crash in my memory.”