Residents consulted on new Chesterfield roundabout

15 November 2017

Residents are to be consulted on plans for a new roundabout in North East Derbyshire being built as part of a major new housing and business development.

We're inviting local people to have their say on the proposed roundabout and a new road just off the A61 which will serve the development known as 'The Avenue' − the former Avenue Coking Works, in Wingerworth.

The new roundabout will be built at the junction with Nottingham Drive while the Mill Lane junction with the A61 will be closed off.

Residents are now being encouraged to attend three drop in sessions to view the plans and give their feedback before a detailed planning application for the scheme is submitted.

Our Cabinet Member for Highways, Transport and Infrastructure, Councillor Simon Spencer said:

"This is a long-term project to develop a former industrial site to provide commercial premises, housing and employment opportunities for the economic and environmental benefit of local people and wildlife."

Councillor Spencer added:

"A new roundabout has already been agreed in principal and will improve the existing transport routes onto the A61 for local residents. However, the details have yet to be worked up and I would urge people to have their say, so responses and comments can be included as part of the final planning application."

The drop-in sessions are at:

  • Hunloke Park Primary School, Lodge Drive, Wingerworth, Saturday 18 November 2017, between 10am and 4pm
  • Wingerworth Church Centre, Longedge Lane, Wingerworth, Friday 24 November 2017, between 2pm and 8pm
  • Tupton Primary School, Queen Victoria Road, Tupton, Saturday 25 November 2017, between 10am and 4pm.

The project will be part-funded through the Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Local Enterprise Partnership (D2N2 LEP). This is a partnership organisation of local councils, businesses and other organisations, which takes the lead on major infrastructure projects.

This work forms part of a package of schemes for the A61 corridor through Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire which will include contributions from ourselves, developers and the LEP.

The planning application for the roundabout is likely to be submitted to North East Derbyshire District Council early next year.