SOME roads in Wales will revert back to 30ph following the fallout of the Welsh Governments 20mph policy.

New Transport Minister Ken Skates says that the government have "put our hands up" and admitted the guidance needs changing. 

The comments from Mr Skates come following Carolyn Thomas revealed that the new minister had agreed changes needed to be made. 

The controversial scheme was introduced in September and saw huge backlash across Wales, with over 500,000 people, including Mr Skates' friends and family, signing a petition to overturn it. 

While it appears that the 20mph limit will still apply in some residential areas and outside schools, the guidelines look set to change elsewhere. 

Ken Skates told North Wales Live: "There will be change that addresses the concerns that a lot of people, including half a million people who signed the petition, raised on a consistent basis.

"We've put our hands up to say 'the guidance has to be corrected'. This will enable councils to revert back those routes that are not appropriate. Whether the change will be radical will largely depend on what people want.

"I want communities to own speed limit decisions rather than having them imposed upon them. That is why this national programme of listening is going to be so important. We want to ease out what it is that people in their communities actually want to see happen, then implement the change according to the citizens' voice."

Mr Skates is set to outline further plans for the changes in policy in the Senedd next week. 

He added: "We are working to do this as swiftly as we possibly can, I will be outlining the timeframe on Tuesday. We don't want this to go on and on. In terms of this programme focused on the 20mph policy specifically, we want to deal with this as soon as we can.

"There will be costs involved given that routes will have to revert back to 30mph with 30mph signs and the labour that goes with that. I don't feel it would be fair to place that costs on local authorities given that councils are making really tough decisions. I'm not going to say to councils that they need to find the money to make the changes."