PLANS to impose a blanket 20mph speed limit in Burton have been branded a waste of money' by a objectors.
In a bid to put the brakes on speeding drivers in the village, Christchurch council wants to install the speed restriction on
roads such as Stony Lane, Salisbury Road and Martins Hill Lane.
Objectors were concerned the cost of imposing the order could be better spent on policing existing speed limits in Stony Lane, Salisbury Road and outside the primary school.
And Burton resident Elaine Boot says the measures aren't enough to stop the dangerous drivers.
She said: "All the speed limit signs in Burton are too small. When I saw the new village gateways I thought it was a joke. The sign will have no effect on traffic calming through Burton. Drivers
use Stony Lane like a racetrack, doing at least 70mph. It won't be long before someone is killed.
"The new proposals for the 20 mph limit around the village will be ignored by a lot of drivers. Are we just throwing our money away?"
Cllr Sally Derham Wilkes, chairman of Christchurch Council's Community Services Committee, said: "The decision to impose a 20mph
limit on roads in Burton was taken only after full consultation with residents and with the parish council. The measures we're taking were requested by residents in the area and it is hoped they will
alleviate some of the traffic-related problems there."