FLINTSHIRE Council is in the next stage of finalising plans for a 20mph limit on roads in the Buckley area.

The authority has issued an update on the proposal - which will be piloted on roads in Buckley, New Brighton, Mynydd Isa, Drury, Burntwood, Bryn Y Baal and Alltami.

Following a consultation process, it is proposed that all unclassified roads (30mph) within the scheme will be reduced to 20mph with the exception of the A549 between Wylfa Roundabout and Dirty Mile, Dobshill. However, if the national rollout begins in 2023 as proposed, the legislation and associated process will mean that this will also become 20mph.

The next steps will be to install the monitoring equipment at various locations around the area which will enable the council to collect baseline data as well as progressing the required Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs) and statutory consultation.

Over the coming weeks, the council says it will be working closely with North Wales Police to finalise plans for enforcement activity which will be undertaken in line with the project enforcement strategy. As a matter of course, discussions will also be held with all emergency services to share the mapping and proposals.

A Flintshire Council spokesperson said: "We’d like to thank everyone for their continued support over the course of this year as the co-operation and commitment of the local residents is crucial to the success of the 20mph project.

"We would also like to take this opportunity to ask for your further support to help promote the scheme and to raise awareness within your local communities.

"Thank you again for your support and we look forward to going live with the 20mph project in the coming months."

Buckley Town Council has previously welcomed the scheme, that will "benefit" the town.