Richard Lochhead

Moray SNP News



Moray MSP Richard Lochhead has written to the Moray Council regarding local concerns about the current speed limit at Nether Dallachy. 

Residents of the village have been in touch with Mr Lochhead to express their concerns that the current 30mph speed limit is too high given that the road is narrow and there is no pavement for pedestrians. Some members of the local community have called for the speed limit to be reduced to 20mph in order to ensure the safety of pedestrians.

Richard Lochhead has raised the community’s concerns with the Council’s Chief Executive, Roddy Burns, and have asked that the local authority review its decision not to reduce the speed limit in the village. The MSP has urged Moray Council to work with residents to address concerns over road safety.

Commenting Mr Lochhead said:

“I’ve been contacted by residents in Nether Dallachy who have concerns that the 30mph speed limit in the village is too high, particularly given that the road is narrow and there’s no pavement for pedestrians.

“I’m aware that the local community has previously made a request to the Moray Council to reduce the speed limit to 20mph, which they feel would be more appropriate, and I understand they were disappointed when this proposal was knocked back by the local authority.

“I’ve now written to the Council’s Chief Executive on the issue and have asked whether they could review its position given the concerns within the local community, particularly around the safety of pedestrians. I have urged the Council to work with the local community to address their concerns and to consider any appropriate road safety measures.”