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  • in reply to: Fancy Writing A Column? #56621


    That would make an interesting column…. :D

    in reply to: Planning Application for Houses in Rhostyllen #56309


    It does indeed appear to be a bribe, but it’s very common practice.
    They’re called section 106 agreements where the developers pay the council to provide or improve infrastructure (schools, roads, cycle routes) in the area in return for being granted planning permission.

    in reply to: Cefn Road 40mph to 30mph #56128


    Regarding the lack of signage, the Traffic Signs Manual published by the DfT says that 30mph ‘repeater’ signs are not allowed if there are street lights along the road. This makes sense because if there are street lights the speed limit is 30 unless signs say otherwise, and if you put them on one road you’d have to put them on all roads to be consistent.

    However, it goes on to say the following about reducing a speed limit to 30 mph (paragraph 14.33):
    “Regular drivers might not at first realise that the
    speed limit has changed; they might not notice that
    the speed limit signs have been removed. A sign to
    diagram 7032 should therefore be erected to advise
    drivers that a new 30mph speed limit is in force”

    The key word is ‘should’ (paragraph 1.5):
    should indicates a course of
    action that is strongly recommended and represents
    good practice”

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