WREXHAM Council is set to review the 20mph speed limit in the area.

The local authority has confirmed a review is underway, following the introduction of the blanket scheme last month.

As of September 17, the majority of residential roads in Wales have changed from 30mph to 20mph.

The Welsh Government says the move will help save lives and also hope that it can encourage people to walk or cycle to work.

But, the change has been met with strong opposition throughout Wales. 

Recently, it was announced Flintshire Council was set to meet with Welsh Government with hopes of reversing the speed limit on certain roads in the area. 


Now, Wrexham Council has confirmed that following a 'significant' volume of feedback, a review will take place.

A Wrexham Council spokesperson said: "We have received a significant amount of feedback since the implementation of 20mph. We are collating all of that and will undertake a review of any roads where the case has been made for them to be reinstated at 30mph. 

"This review will take time, and we will consider all factors in undertaking this work (including road safety, active travel, as well as the original WG exemption criteria). 

"Wrexham Council are part of a number of Welsh Gov working groups on the topic of the 20mph roll-out, and we continue to engage in these meetings (along with colleagues from around Wales).  We have no plans other than this at present."

The review has been welcomed by Plaid Cymru councillor Carrie Harper, who said: "Before it was introduced we raised our concerns locally about the fact that every road in Wrexham town, for example, was going down to 20mph when it can be argued that arterial roads such as Cefn Road, Chester Road, Holt Road and Mold Road could be exempted. 

"The experience of the past [few weeks] bears out that analysis and it's good to hear that the council is now reviewing the situation. 

"I think we need to continually review this in the light of actual experience of driving and living along these routes. There's a general consensus about 20mph being fine on residential streets, estates, and outside schools or medical facilities. So that leaves those arterial roads between villages and into town."