Derby City Council submitted the full business case to government on Tuesday 26th March, which details how it will tackle and reduce roadside NO2 emissions in the city.
The full business case put forward a traffic and network management solution to tackle the one area of exceedance identified on Stafford Street, in response to prescribed limits determined by EU legislation. It included several junction design changes, and a significant modernisation of the Council’s urban traffic management system:
We welcome the outcome of the Ministerial Decision and approval of the traffic management scheme, and remain fully committed to meeting our legal duty to reduce roadside NO2 emissions at the site of exceedance.
Work is currently underway on procuring work and equipment to implement the plans laid out in the business case, and minor physical road changes will take place this summer, with the majority of the work taking place during 2019.
Monitoring of Stafford Street will be carried out continuously from implementation to 2025.