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Ashbourne bypass

Status: Closed

Opens: 24 November 2020 - Closes: 18 December 2020

What this consultation is about

We want to know what you think about 3 potential routes for a possible bypass for Ashbourne.

The consultation will be open until 18 December. Every household in the town and surrounding area will receive information shortly.

The three potential routes are:

Western bypass – route A

This route starts on the A52 Mayfield Road, then takes traffic slightly further away from the town centre, joining the A515 Buxton Road close to Sandybrook Hall.

Western bypass – route B

This route starts at the same place as route A, but then follows a route closer to the town and joins the A515 to the north of North Avenue and Windmill Lane.

Eastern bypass

Detailed design work hasn’t been done on this route, which would be longer and more expensive to build that either of the western options. It has been tested, though, to see how much traffic it would carry. 

We've made easing traffic congestion in the town a priority after a study by independent consultants in 2017 found:

  • up to 12,000 vehicles using main routes through the town each day
  • almost half (46%) of traffic using the A515 was through traffic – with somewhere other than Ashbourne as its end destination
  • a £1.5 million estimate placed on the cost of traffic delays in the town per year

If you would like to ask our project team a question prior to completing the consultation response form, please email your query or call-back request. We will then either answer by email or can phone you back.

If you would like hard copies of the consultation materials, please contact us using the details on this page.

The telephone line is available Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm, for calls outside these hours (or if the line is busy) please leave a message with your name and contact details and we will get back to you.

Calls to our telephone line are charged at your provider’s rate.

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?
  • Derbyshire Dales
Generally, who is this consultation aimed at?
  • Residents
  • Visitors, tourists or non residents
Specifically, who is this consultation aimed at?
  • Adults

How will we let you know the results?

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

  • Derbyshire County Council website

Contact details


  • Freepost RTRG-SHBT-JRSC
  • Royal Court
  • Basil Close
  • Chesterfield
  • S41 7SL