New 20mph speed limits to combat "dangerous" driving are set to be introduced to roads on the outskirts of the city.

Plans to lower the existing 30mph limit in and around Postwick are understood to be at the final stages of the legal process. 

Norwich Evening News: Church Road in PostwickChurch Road in Postwick (Image: Google Maps)

This would see the new speed restrictions implemented across the village, including the main routes of Oaks Lane and Church Road. 

"I am very much in support of this," said Andrew Proctor, the Tory county councillor for the area. 

"I have supported it since the community first raised it. Everybody wants it. 

"The roads are very narrow and once you get over 20 to 25mph it can become dangerous.

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"The plans have gone through all the correct processes and are now at the final legal stages."

Norwich Evening News: Cllr Andrew ProctorCllr Andrew Proctor (Image: Broadland District Council)

The news comes as councillors across the Norwich area call for speed limits to be slashed to 20mph

While some areas of the city are already capped at 20mph, Norwich City Council members have spoken of their desire to see the measure rolled out across much larger areas, as part of an effort to improve safety for road users and pedestrians while also tackling air pollution. 

Such blanket schemes have proven to be controversial in recent months - with a similar scheme in Wales prompting protests.  

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Speaking on the plans for Postwick, Green district councillor for the area Eleanor Laming said: "I think it would be very positive for the village. 

Norwich Evening News: Cllr Eleanor LamingCllr Eleanor Laming (Image: Archant)

"It is a very small rural village with narrow country lanes.

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"Villages across the Brundall ward are aware of the issue of speeding and are taking steps to tackle this. 

"The majority stay within the limit but unfortunately it is always a small minority that break it. 

"So I am fully supportive of this."