PLANS to introduce a 20mph zone throughout Alderley Edge village centre to combat speeding traffic have been unveiled.

Cheshire East Council is giving residents a chance to have their say about the traffic calming measures aimed at helping to make the roads safer.

The scheme will be funded via section 106 monies, which have been levied on past planning applications in order to improve highway and pedestrian safety within Alderley Edge.


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Proposed traffic calming measures in Alderley Edge


Evidence shows that reduced traffic speeds greatly improve the chance of a pedestrian surviving being knocked down.

At 20 mph, a pedestrian has a 97 per cent chance of survival compared with a 10 per cent chance of survival at 40mph.

Residents are being invited to take part in an online survey, which aims to understand public opinion before detailed plans are drawn up.

Subject to the outcome from this engagement, a formal consultation is planned to take place on the detailed proposals.

Andrew Ross, director of highways and infrastructure at Cheshire East Council, said: “The aim of the scheme will be to encourage motorists to reduce their speed to help protect the safety of other road users, as Alderley Edge is unfortunately an area that experiences speeding traffic.

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speeding car

Speeding traffic is a problem in Alderley Edge, says Cheshire East Council

“We’re committed to reducing inappropriate speeds, which will help make our streets safer and create a more attractive village for people to walk, cycle and spend time, supporting a healthier and more active lifestyle.

“The proposals would see the introduction of raised crossing points outside each of the village’s three schools, with the intention to improve the journey to and from school for our younger road users.

“I’d like to encourage people to respond to our online survey so that they can share their views and help us to move forward with the best possible scheme.”

The proposed improvements include:

● A 20mph zone which will be supported by new signage

● Surface treatments and road markings

● Raised pedestrian crossings in key locations throughout the village

To comment on the proposals visit

The survey runs until midnight on Monday, September 20 2021. The council will then assess the feedback and consider modifying the proposals.