The speed limit on the A91 in Blairlogie will be reduced from 40mph to 30mph from early next year.

Stirling Council’s Planning and Regulation Panel approved the move last week (8 Dec).

The new speed limit will apply once a statutory Traffic Regulation Order process is completed, which should be early in 2021.

The local community had requested a lower speed limit in the area through a petition that was received by the Council.

Following a consultation exercise, the Council’s Environment and Housing Committee agreed to introduce the 30mph limit and associated traffic management features in February this year.

The Traffic Regulation Order to reduce the speed limit was then advertised, with three comments received that objected to the proposals.

Although two residents later withdrew their objections to the order, one remained opposed, requiring a further decision from the Planning and Regulation Panel.

The scheme will be implemented in two phases: first, the introduction of a new 30mph speed limit by installing village entry signs, along with lighting, footway and bus stop improvements.

Officers will monitor the effectiveness of these measures in reducing traffic speed in the village before introducing phase two – the addition of traffic islands – if required.

A recording of the meeting along with a link to download the agenda papers is available to view on the Stirling Council YouTube channel