Submissions in on speed limits

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Nearly 100 people have made submissions on the Ashburton District Council’s proposal to change some speed limits around the district.

Over 40 people attended an open day at council on Monday and eight made submissions on the spot.

Many of the changes and reduced speed limits are in residential areas on the outskirts of Ashburton town and other urban areas, reflecting growth.

"People are largely supportive of the proposals but were wanting clarification on the background behind why council has proposed what they did,’’ service delivery group manager Neil McCann said. ‘‘Speed limits around schools is relatively topical too."

Mr McCann said the number of people who had provided feedback to date was pleasing.

Submissions close March 8.

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