Row over South Yorkshire M1 60mph plan

Traffic on the M1 in South Yorkshire

Traffic on the M1 in South Yorkshire

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A political row has broken out over Sheffield Council’s stance on reducing speed limits on the M1.

The Green Party has claimed controlling group Labour is ‘split’ on the issue.

It comes after a Freedom of Information request revealed the council had written to the Government to say it was concerned about the ‘economic impact’ of a potential 60mph limit – despite previous indications it would support lower limits to help reduce air pollution.

 

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