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OUR CITY OUR RIVER PROJECT UPDATE

Temporary Road Closure & Footpath Diversion

 

As part of the Our City Our River flood defence project, we are carrying out construction work in various locations including the Duke Street area.

 

For approximately 3 weeks starting from Tuesday the 23rd of August 2017, the construction works at Duke Street require the road to be closed to vehicles, affecting travel to and from  the Handyside Street area. The route will still be open to pedestrians. Road Closure and Diversion signs will be in place during this time. Please see the OCOR website, twitter,  Facebook pages and site posters for information about the diversions.

 

We are working in partnership with our contractor, GBV Ltd who are carrying out the construction works. They have a construction management plan in place and this covers issues such as noise mitigation, hours of work and traffic management requirements for construction vehicles.

 

If you would like to speak to someone about the work, please contact Peter Richardson, Site Agent at the City Road project compound on 07484 036691.

 

For more information about the  Our City Our River project:

Email ocor@derby.gov.uk

 

                                    Location of Road Closure (Red Box)

 ‌Map of Duke Street road closure

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                                           Diversion Routes

Duke Street residents leaflet regarding road closure

 

 

 

Darley Playing Fields


New sports facilities are to be constructed to replace those lost due to the OCOR flood defence works. A planning application has been submitted and we are awaiting approval.
The site area is within the Derwent Valley World Heritage site, Chester Green Conservation area and mainly within the Little Chester Roman Scheduled monument. The proposals and detailed levels of excavation have been developed in conjunction with Heritage England and Derby City Council Conservation officers. Depths of excavation have been provisionally agreed and the nature of archaeological monitoring established. This is subject to Scheduled Monument Consent approval.

  • Football pitches – the layout of the 12 pitches has been re-organised to facilitate the new flood defences.
  • Tennis courts – 4 new courts are to be constructed adjacent to the football pitches. These will be surfaced in macadam, have 3m high perimeter fencing and access from the main path.
  • 3G artificial surfaced court – Consultation with local sports clubs has shown demand for this type of facility for football practice. The court will be adjacent to the new car park on the ‘dry’ side of the new flood defences. It will have an artificial grass surface with sand and rubber crumb infill, a 4.5m and 3m high perimeter fence and floodlighting.
  • Informal sports area - To compliment the formal sports courts an informal sports area is to be sited adjacent to the 3G court. This will be permanently open to the public and provide a sports wall with goal and basketball hoop, a selection of outdoor gym equipment and seating.


Parkers Piece

  • Cricket Practice Nets – New nets are to be erected at Parker Piece.
  • Artificial cricket wicket – to be installed.
  • Drainage – to be installed across the field.

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Contact me: Philip Margett, email: philip.margett@derby.gov.uk

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