A MAJOR speed limit change on Cumnor Hill could be extended to improve road safety in the area.

Oxfordshire County Council is consulting on plans to reduce the 40mph zone down to 30mph in Oxford Road, at the top end of the hill.

It comes after cabinet member for environment, Yvonne Constance, approved proposals to drop the speed limit to 30mph on Cumnor Hill in July.

That included 50 metres of Oxford Road, but the reduction would be extended to cover the whole road under the new plans.

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The council's statement of reasons said: "The county council continues its responsibility to consider the provision of convenient and safe movement of vehicles and other traffic, and the proposed measure is aimed at ensuring that danger is minimised whilst facilitating the effective passage of traffic."

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A previous consultation saw 332 of 358 respondents support the speed limit reduction on Cumnor Hill, which starts near the junction of Cumnor Rise Road.

It followed Cumnor resident Nichola Dingle's campaign for change after her daughter Madison suffered serious injuries when she was hit by a car near the junction of Chawley Lane last June.

The consultation is open until midnight on November 20 and responses can be submitted by completing an online questionnaire, via email or in writing.

Visit consultations.oxfordshire.gov.uk.