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The City Council’s plan to deal with the single point of air quality exceedance on Stafford Street was approved by the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) in March 2019.
A Ministerial Directive was issued in May 2019, stating the local plan was approved and for the Council to implement its plan to ensure compliance with the legal limit value for NO2 is achieved in the shortest possible time. The Minister approved the council scheme for achieving Nitrogen Dioxide compliance; however the Clean Air Fund bid was not supported in the Ministerial Direction.
Since approval of the local plan there have been ongoing discussions with government to further refine and confirm project scope. This has taken some time due to the complex technical nature of the project. During this period the Council have undertaken detailed design works to facilitate delivery in the shortest possible time. This has included working to refine the delivery of a programme of works that includes:
Government awarded interim funding of £4.5m in March 2019 for the key scheme elements required to deliver the Roadside NO2 project. This includes:
It has also been indicated that further funding will be made available, including for monitoring and evaluation of the scheme and for stakeholder management and communications.
The plans in the links below show the indicative proposals to be delivered as part of this project:
Traffic Regulation Orders (TRO’s) are required as part of the scheme and the statutory consultation process is being undertaken.
We are committed to meeting the requirements of the ministerial direction to implement the scheme and achieve NO2 compliance in the shortest possible time. The package of measures proposed under the Local Air Quality Plan is part of wider air quality improvement work being undertaken. The Council has developed a range of measures that are essential in supporting air quality improvements in Derby. Please see the Supporting projects section of the website for further information.
We are planning to make changes at the Uttoxeter Old Roa/Ashbourne Road/Brick Street junction first followed by the Bridge Street/Friar Gate junction and Stafford Street/Uttoxeter New Road/Curzon Street junction amendments.
We are planning to implement all the junction amendments and traffic management technology by the end of 2020.