ROAD safety fears could see the speed limit reduced across a network of residential streets in Didcot.

Oxfordshire County Council is proposing to lower the 30mph zone to 20mph in the Brasenose Road and Slade Road area in the south west of the town.

The scheme also includes a series of speed cushions and raised tables along the route, as well as on the connecting Churchill Road.

The area is densely populated, with Didcot Girls' School, Stephen Freeman Community Primary School and Loyd Recreation Park all nearby.

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Under the plans, ten roads would see their speed limit drop, while 12 adjacent pairs of speed cushions would be implemented along the length of Slade Road and Brasenose Road.

Four more staggered pairs would be built along the length of Churchill Road.

Raised tables to reduce the speed of traffic would be implemented at the Churchill Road junctions with Slade Road and Brasenose Road.

As part of the plans, the county council is planning to extend the 20mph speed limit in nearby Great Western Park to where Larch Drive meets Park Road.

The Brasenose Road and Slade Road route is often used as a rat run by drivers travelling from the direction of Great Western Park towards Didcot Parkway station.

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Meanwhile, the nearby Didcot Road, towards Harwell village, received several votes when we asked readers which routes needed speed cameras last month.

The consultation can be found at and closes at midnight on October 30.