Coopers Green Road

Speed limit set to come down on Uckfield area danger road

A 40mph speed limit is set to be introduced on a stretch of road where three people have died in accidents in the last two years.

The news comes as Uckfield town councillors wait for the results of speed surveys at three locations across the town.

The 60mph limit in Coopers Green Road, which runs from Ringles Cross to Five Ash Down, looks like being brought down to 40mph.

Buxted Parish Council said in a statement: “Local resident, Graham Midmer, supported by the parish council and ESCC councillor [Roy] Galley have fought for a number of years to get this road reduced from a 60 to 40mph zone, which has now been approved.

“It is hoped that once final consultations have taken place, the necessary changes to the signs and road markings will be imminent.”

The council’s statement said it was saddened to learn of the deaths of the two chefs from the Pig and Butcher, adding: “We may never know if this was a factor, but it is hoped that these changes may help to avoid any further tragic accidents.”

Uckfield Town Council has organised for speed surveys to be carried out in Eastbourne Road, Church Street and Ringles Cross.

Town clerk, Holly Goring, told members in a report that the information was being analysed and that a report would be “shared with town councillors shortly”.

Background stories

Town council to organise speed surveys

Plea for traffic calming in Ringles Cross area

Safety works investigation in Ringles Cross area

Tribute to chefs who died in Coopers Green Road crash

Two die in crash

Fatal crash in Coopers Green Road in 2015

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