MORE 20mph zones could be rolled out across Brighton and Hove – and the city council wants the public’s views on the plans.

23,675 homes in Hangleton, Woodingdean, Ovingdean, Saltdean and Rottingdean will receive letters from Brighton and Hove City Council by next week.

The third phase roll-out could see the majority of roads in the neighbourhoods and villages reduced to 20mph.

Depending on the outcome of the consultation, the third phase could be introduced as early as next year.

It follows the first phase which saw most roads in the city centre reduced to 20mph back in April 2013.

In the second phase in June this year the speed limit of roads between Portslade in the west, Moulsecoomb and Whitehawk in the east and Coldean in the north, was also reduced.

The council has said early monitoring from phase one of the scheme shows a decrease in traffic speed on 74% of roads.

The number of collisions and the severity of casualties are also down where the new limit is in place.

Ian Davey, the council’s lead member for transport, urged residents to get behind the 20mph roll-out.

He said: “We’re seeing growing levels of support for 20mph as people understand the national research proving it to be safer.

“We’ve already seen the benefits of lower limits in central Brighton and Hove with fewer people being hurt on our roads.

“That means people can gradually feel safer on the streets where they live, making neighbourhoods more accessible and pleasant for everyone.

“I’d urge people to look at the evidence from the many towns and cities with 20mph and the positive evidence we already have here in Brighton and Hove - and support the proposals.”