SPEEDING drivers in Hoole are being put on notice that breaking the speed limit is unacceptable.
Cheshire West and Chester Council is starting a formal consultation into introducing a blanket 20mph zone south of Canadian Avenue and between Hoole Road and Hoole Lane.
Cllr Adrian Walmsley said: “We have already asked residents if they want a 20mph zone and the overwhelming opinion was that they did. Speeding cars in Hoole's narrow streets are simply unacceptable.”
Local resident Christian Dunn has welcomed the news. He said: “I live in Westminster Road and the whole house shakes when cars speed up and down the road.”
A formal consultation with traders, emergency services and residents will now begin.
Cllr John Ebo who is driving the initiative with his ward colleague Adrian Walmsley added: “Our inspiration is Portsmouth where speed has fallen by an average of 7mph by using 20mph zones. We want this scheme to prevent accidents and while there is much work to do I am confident we can find a solution for Hoole's unique streets.”