ROADS around Milland could be set to change in light of planning applications and in order to better cope with the changing seasons.
Strong representations from residents have been made about the implementation of the 30mph and 20mph limits because of the concerns over the Rake Road and Fernhurst Road being used for shale gas exploration traffic should the application be permitted.
Councillors have noted villagers’ desire to erect ‘gateways’ at the four entry points to conserve the centre of the village.
The roads in and around Milland are not suited to heavy traffic.
People have also raised concerns about the proposed shale gas exploration, mainly because of the site and the impact on traffic through Milland.
In readiness for spring, a new signpost will be erected to help visitors and drivers to locate local businesses and facilities more easily.
And to better cope with winter, the council has ordered a towable rock salt spreader and lighting kite for spreading salt on minor roads and in the hall car park in the event of snowfall, with the vehicle paid for by a West Sussex County Council grant.