Wilmslow Town Council has received confirmation that the temporary 30mph speed limit on Altrincham Road could become permanent.
The speed limit on a stretch of the A538 was reduced temporarily from 40mph to 30mph in October 2012, for safety reasons whilst a new site access was constructed for the Waters Corporation's headquarters and the road realigned in the area.
However, following requests from local residents, Wilmslow Town Council wrote to Cheshire East Council earlier this year requesting that the temporary 30 zone be made permanent.
Cllr David Topping, Portfolio Holder for Environment responded "Recently a road safety audit was carried out of the alterations to the highway in this location. This indicated that a speed reduction to 30mph would be beneficial in this area. Work to implement this permanent speed limit will commence in the near future and will be subject to statutory procedures regarding consultation and also the Council's formal decision making procedures."