The new road and junction off the A50 at Deep Dale Lane is proposed to link to a large area of land being regenerated on the boundary between Derbyshire and Derby – near Sinfin and Chellaston.
Regeneration of this land is proposed to include a 450 hectare “garden village” with space for around 3,000 homes, a new primary and secondary school, open spaces and shopping facilities as well as a business park.
The new road and junction would also provide additional access to the existing Infinity Park business development.
A planning application for the road and junction has been submitted to both councils for consideration by their planning committees.
And now a formal public consultation has been launched so that people can comment on the application which sets out the location of the new junction and the route the new link road will take using the existing underpass on Deep Dale Lane with new roundabouts at each end. The first section of the link road from the A50 would be dual carriageway and the rest single carriageway.
Proposals are also included for street lighting along the route and landscaping to create public open space and drainage on large areas of land next to the road.
Councillor Simon Spencer, Derbyshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways Transport and Infrastructure, said:
“Driving economic growth and creating more job opportunities for local people is a vital part of our ambitious plans for the future.
“A new junction and link road from the A50 is the key to opening up this land to provide more houses, jobs, schools and open spaces in the south of the county.”
Greg Jennings, Derby City Council’s Director of Development and Growth, said:
“The South Derby Growth Zone, which this project helps to unlock, is one of the most important housing and employment growth areas for both the city and county, with South Derbyshire forecast to achieve some of the highest population and housing growth in the country.
“This vital infrastructure is anticipated to bring forward nearly 3,750 new homes and over 5,000 new jobs at nearby Infinity Park Derby and Derby’s major employers.
“The three local authorities – South Derbyshire District Council, Derbyshire County Council and Derby City Council have been working in partnership with developers and landowners for over three years to make this project a reality. An announcement is expected in the summer on our Housing Infrastructure Fund (HIF) bid, which would fund these works.”
View the planning application and have your say on the A50 junction and link road by 24 May 2019.
The planning application is due to be considered by both councils’ planning committees later this year.