Outcome of Eastwood Drive traffic management consultation issued
Published: 29 September 2022
The findings of a 12-week consultation on plans to deal with parking, speed and traffic volume concerns near Eastwood Drive/North Street have now been issued.
Derby City Council asked local residents and businesses owners within the area to have their say on plans for traffic management improvements, following several years of complaints.
Whilst various measures, including no entry signs, speed limits and permit parking, had previously been introduced to try and address the issues, concerns remained among local residents.
The Council proposed three options as potential solutions to better manage the traffic in the area:
- Option one - closure of North Street at its junction near Eastwood Drive and Snelston Crescent, blocking off the through route from Manor Road to Burton Road and vice versa
- Option two - closure of the Manor Road harbourage which will prevent traffic turning right into Eastwood Drive from Manor Road and vice versa. This will also prevent traffic performing U-turns at this location
- Option three - no change, to retain access as currently provided.
Over 500 people took part in the 12-week consultation, which ran from 31 January until 25 April 2022, set up to give local people a chance to have their voices heard.
The results showed that over 52% of those taking part agreed to option three as their preferred option.
A Derby City Council spokesperson said:
It’s important that residents had an opportunity to have their say and it’s great the consultation had a healthy return with lots of residents and local business owners taking the time to respond, and we would like to thank all those who contributed.
We will be working with option theme, as per the majority view and continue with the existing traffic measures.
Residents are encouraged to contact their local neighbourhood team or representative if they have any questions to raise.
The full report is available on the Let’s Talk Derby website.