SHROPSHIRE Council has released a consultation for reducing the speed limit through Dudleston Heath to 40 miles per hour (mph).

The consultation, which ends on Friday, February 19, is live on the Council's website and is asking for resident's views on whether the speed limit should be cut.

In setting up the consultation, Shropshire Council said: "The aim of the proposed extension of the 40mph buffer zone on the western side of Dudleston Heath is to reduce vehicle speeds along this section of road, and so improve road safety for all road users."

The speed limit cut is scheduled for the length of the B5068 from a point 93 metres west of its junction with Chestnut Avenue westwards to a point 30 metres west of the westernmost property boundary of The Oaks.

That length of the unclassified road leading from Dudleston Grange to Cross Lanes from its junction with the B5068 for a distance of 24 metres in a northerly direction (measured from the give way line).

A Shropshire Council spokesman added: "If you wish to raise an objection, express support, or make any other comments about these proposals, please send an e-mail to or write a letter to Traffic Engineering Team, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury SY2 6ND.

"You may also ring 0345 678 9006 for more information.

"Please note that, for legal reasons, objections must be made in writing or by e-mail, and should state the grounds on which the objection is made.

"Objections cannot be accepted over the phone."