A PROPOSED 40mph speed limit on the A40 was a flawed idea from the start.

And we suspect the vision of an “urban boulevard” was simply a dressed up cheap option to negate the need for costly infrastructure.

If the city council wants to build 1,000 homes at Barton West it needs to provide footbridges over the ring road and full raised junction to access the development. It would demand that of any private developer.