Midlothian set for 20mph speed restrictions?

A Jaguar and a saab estate crash through the stone wall of the old bridge in Lasswade, Midlothian which crosses over the river Esk days after the bridge was repaired after the previous crash. There is an ongoing problem of speeding and wreckless driving through the narrow Midlothian conservation village.
A Jaguar and a saab estate crash through the stone wall of the old bridge in Lasswade, Midlothian which crosses over the river Esk days after the bridge was repaired after the previous crash. There is an ongoing problem of speeding and wreckless driving through the narrow Midlothian conservation village.

Councillors are considering a 20mph speed limit for residential streets across Midlothian – but have deferred a decision specifically for Lasswade.

Cabinet members have agreed that the Lasswade speed limit should not be reduced before a county-wide ‘strategic implementation process’.

Pressure has been mounting on the council to address safety concerns in the village since June, when 254 locals signed a petition calling for a ‘20’s Plenty’ limit on the High Street and its feeder roads.

Council Leader Bob Constable (SNP) told the recent Cabinet meeting: “This is a very contentious issue.”

Read full story in the September 5 edition of the Midlothian Advertiser.