The approval of a controversial speed limit on Llangollen's Horseshoe Pass has left councillors 'delighted'.

Llangollen county councillor Graham Timms said he and colleagues are "delighted" that the 40mph speed limit on the Horseshoe Pass has been given the green light.

The campaign to secure the speed limit on the road started in 2017 and five years later, it has finally been approved.

Mr Timms said: "County councillor Melvyn Mile and I were delighted to receive notification that the proposal for a 40mph speed limit on the Horseshoe Pass has now been approved.

"We discussed the speed limit with road safety officers, along with Cllr Martyn Holland of Llandegla Ward, back in 2017. Our support for the speed limit has been unanimous. The process for introducing a new speed limit is rigorous and has to be supported by evidence.

"The time taken to approve the limit was delayed by a report in Motorcycle News which resulted in many objections from all over England and Wales being received by the council."

He added: "I spoke to the mother of one of the two young men from Ruabon who tragically died on the Horseshoe Pass in 2012.

"She told me that the speed limit order was signed the day after the 10th anniversary of the accident and that the speed limit had been promised at the inquest into his death in October 2012.

"Whilst she has had to wait a very long time for the limit to be approved, she is delighted with the recent decision.

"Whilst the vast majority of drivers 'follow the rules', we now need to ensure that the North Wales Police support the county in enforcing the speed limit when it starts, hopefully, later this year."