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Planned repair of Chapel-en-le-Frith Byway Open to All Traffic No144 known as Chapel Gate

Status: Closed

Opens: 15 May 2018 - Closes: 10 July 2018

What this consultation is about

Chapel-en-le-Frith Byway Open to All Traffic No.144, known also as Chapel Gate, is a well-used route that provides access to views of the iconic landscape of Derbyshire. The route is in poor condition and we wish to carryout repairs to parts of the first kilometre of the route from its junction with Sheffield Road and in a north-easterly direction.

Our aim is to provide a route that is reasonably accessible to a variety of users. We have tried to retain sections that lend character to the route and do not limit access or present a hazard to potential users. We have taken the decision to remove sections of the route that we believe limit opportunities for less able users to negotiate the route and enjoy access to the higher sections of moorland. These sections will be reconstructed to provide a route that is easier to negotiate by all users. Our design incorporates improved drainage to reduce water erosion which has been the main cause of its decline over the years.

The plans for the repair attached to this page and we would welcome your comments.

We will begin to draw up plans for the repair and restoration the continuation of this route, known as Edale Byway Open to All Traffic No.16, to its termination near Barber Booth later this year.

To summarise we intend to carry out improvements to sections of the first kilometre of Chapel Gate to enhance safety and encourage other users to enjoy access to the countryside.

How to take part

We are carrying out this consultation in the following ways:

  • Questionnaire - Online

Who is the consultation aimed at?

Which part of Derbyshire is this consultation aimed at?
  • All Derbyshire (excluding Derby City)
Generally, who is this consultation aimed at?
  • All

How will we let you know the results?

Feedback about this consultation will be available by the following methods:

  • Our website

Contact details


  • Shand House
  • Dale Road South
  • Matlock
  • Derbyshire
  • DE4 3RY