A plan to introduce speed humps in a quiet residential street is a “waste of money”, MP Iain Duncan Smith has said.

Waltham Forest council has issued a traffic order to implement the two bumps in Tudor Road, Highams Park, using Transport for London (TfL) funding.

The Conservatives Chingford MP, Mr Duncan Smith, met with residents and councillors in the 175m street to discuss the issue.

Larkswood ward Conservatives councillor John Moss said the humps are not needed because in a recent survey, the average speed of drivers was found to only be 13.5mph.

He also said only 30 out of 6,439 drivers had exceeded the 20mph limit in the survey.

Rob Colley, an IT consultant who has lived in the street for ten years, said he was worried about increased levels of air and noise pollution in the road.

He said: “There is no issue with speeding in the road and speed humps are unnecessary.

“It will just lead to cars slowing down and speeding up, creating pollution for no reason at all.

“The council needs to listen to our concerns.”

Mr Duncan Smith said the cash, which he said is around £200 per hump, could be put to better use elsewhere.

He said: “I think this is a waste of taxpayers’ money because this road is not an access point or rat run.

“What is this going to achieve?

“Common sense should prevail and this plan should be scrapped.”

Councillor Clyde Loakes, deputy leader of Waltham Forest council, said all feedback about the plan will be taken into account.

He said: “All objections will be formally considered as part of the council’s statutory processes after the objection deadline has passed.”

People have until January 18 to submit their comments on the traffic order.