SPEED restrictions are set to be introduced on a busy Colchester estate after pressure from residents.

Essex County Council has released details of a Traffic Regulation Order for the Birch Glen Estate which would mean all roads on the estate would have their speed limit reduced from 30 to 20 miles an hour.

Speed tables could also be constructed on Adelaide Drive and Queensland Drive while new signs would be installed advertising the reduced speed limit.

An Essex Highways report states: “Colchester Local Highways Panel has approved funding for a 20mph Zone on the Birch Glen Estate.

“This was following a petition from residents concerning speeding on the estate roads.

“The Birch Glen estate is entirely residential with no through routes so we are proposing to include all the roads leading off Queensland Drive and beyond it.”

A survey conducted in 2014 found the average speed of vehicles driving through the estate was 24.1 miles an hour.

Anyone who wishes to object to the changes or make representations in relation to the installation of the speed tables should write to TRO Comments, Network Assurance, Seax House, 2nd Floor, Victoria Road South, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1QH’ or e-mail to TrafficRegulation.Order@essexhighways.org quoting reference TRAF/7084.

The closing date for objections is Friday, October 25.