20 mph for Worthing consultation is a ‘No’

20 mph for Worthing consultation is a ‘No’

 

Over two thirds who voted in the consultation held by West Sussex County Council on whether to introduce 20 mph limits on residential roads in Worthing have voted ‘No’.

The results were revealed yesterday (Friday November 7th) in a report to the forthcoming Worthing County Local Committee (CLC). The CLC is recommended to agree to not progress the proposed introduction of a town-wide 20 mph speed limit in Worthing.

18,911 individual respondents voted with 5,796 (30.6%) voting ‘Yes’ and 13,115 (69.4%) voting ‘No’.  Every County division in Worthing voted ‘No’.  Northbrook had the highest proportion of addresses voting against the scheme with 82.4% of the addresses voting ‘No’.  The greatest level of support for 20 mph was shown in Worthing Pier (in the town centre) where 46.3% of the addresses returned a ‘Yes’ vote.

The final decision will be made at the Worthing County Local Committee to be held on Wednesday November 19th at St Paul’s Centre, 55B Chapel Road, Worthing starting at 7.00 pm.