AFTER pressure from local residents, Thurrock Council has given the green light for speed mitigation measures on Southend Road, Stanford le Hope. Planning and consultation on the exact measures to be implemented will be started within a fortnight.
Stanford East and Corringham Town councillor Phil Anderson said: “I’m delighted that we are now going to see action to tackle excessive speeds on Southend Road. I think the final piece of evidence that convinced the council of the need to act was the speed survey. When nearly 50% of drivers are breaking the speed limit and some are doing up to 70mph in a 30 zone, it was obvious that doing nothing is not an option.
I now look forward to seeing detailed proposals on exactly what measures will work best in this location. I will ensure that local residents are kept informed of progress and ward councillors will consult as soon as detailed proposals are forthcoming.
I would like to thank the portfolio holder, Andy Smith, for his support on this matter, and that he has acknowledged the strength of feeling that exists locally over these issues ”.