Derby City Council submitted the outline business case to government on Monday 25th February, which sets out the preferred option to combat exceedances of the legal NO2 level in the city.
The Council has been liaising with DEFRA since December 2015, after being informed that Derby was one of five local authority areas selected to take forward action to reduce Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) emissions from vehicles, in the shortest time possible.
The outline business case puts forward a traffic management solution to tackle the one area of exceedance identified on Stafford Street and includes several junction design changes and a significant modernisation of the Council’s urban traffic management system.
We are confident that the essential traffic and network management scheme elements to address the roadside NO2 exceedance limit will begin in 2019. This will be subject to the necessary approvals from the Secretary of State.
The information provided as part of the outline business case is subject to change and further refinement until the full business case is submitted to government on 26th March 2019.