Speed limit restrictions in a Moray town are poised to be reviewed as part of a new housing development.
Springfield Properties has submitted documents indicating its intention to build about 50 homes on the southern edge of Elgin, next to the A941 Rothes road.
Speeding concerns already exist in the area with some vehicles spotted travelling at up to 65mph in the 40mph zone.
Now Moray Council has confirmed it will be reviewing the speed limits on the road as part of the planning process for the development.
Elgin City South councillor John Divers regularly walks in the area and believes signs next to the carriageway are also obscuring pedestrians from the view of some traffic.
He said: “There are safety issues there at the moment and with this housing application coming forward I think there is a greater need to review the situation.
“At the moment people can be standing on the pathway next to the ‘welcome to Elgin’ sign and they will be obscured from the view of lorries and other high vehicles travelling towards Rothes.
“The police have also been in there and the feedback I have had is some traffic is going at 65mph – something needs to be done there, either as part of this development or without it.”
Moray Council transport officer Diane Anderson has explained that officials have already been made aware of the issues in the area.
However, she warned that changing speed limits would likely be a “lengthy process”.
Mrs Anderson added: “We are aware of the speeding issues there, as part of this development proposal we will be seeking to review what speed limits are in place.
“We will also be seeking to address another issue we are aware of there around the pedestrian island, which would consist with slowing traffic down as well.”
Documents submitted to Moray Council planners indicate about 50 homes could be built on the eastern side of the road next to the Linkwood Burn.
However, planning officer Lisa MacDonald stressed the final number of properties was yet to be decided while detailed plans continued to be drawn up.