A ‘SIGNIFICANT’ speed limit change on Cumnor Hill is set to be approved today following overwhelming support for the plans.

Proposals to extend the 30mph section to cover the length of the busy road are set to receive the green light from Oxfordshire County Council’s cabinet member for environment, Yvonne Constance, at this morning’s delegated decisions meeting.

A consultation that finished earlier this month saw 332 of 358 respondents back the plans, while just 16 objected.

The wave of support is welcome news for Nichola Dingle, who campaigned for change after her daughter Madison suffered serious injuries when she was hit by a car near the junction of Chawley Lane last June.

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She said: "Madi's excited and can't wait to hear the result.

"It might save someone's life.

"Hopefully when the kids go back to school it'll all be done."

Ms Constance is recommended to approve the changes, which could come into force as early as September.

The new 30mph limit would stretch from just beyond the junction of Oxford Road to the junction of Cumnor Rise Road.

It would also be extended about 50m into Oxford Road.

County councillor for Jericho and Osney, Susanna Pressel, favoured a 20mph speed limit, but this is not considered to ‘comply with national guidance on setting local speed limits’.