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Greener Towns 20mph zones

Status: Open

Opens: 19 January 2023 - Closes: 13 April 2023

What this consultation is about

This consultation is asking for your views on our Green Towns initiative. This would mean 20mph speed limits in 2 Derbyshire towns, Buxton and Long Eaton.

This lower speed limit could improve health and could encourage healthier and more sustainable modes of transport. A lower safer speed, with fewer accelerations and decelerations would improve air quality and reduce carbon emissions, and could encourage more people to walk or cycle for shorter journeys.

We want to know if you think having a 20mph limit in your town will make a difference to your environment, your travel choices, road safety, air quality and your health and wellbeing.

We have also been asked by members of the public, parish, and district councils, national user and action groups to consider 20mph limits. And although we have done similar schemes before these have been in smaller areas. So we now want to try a 20mph speed limit pilot in Buxton and Long Eaton as these are both large enough towns to provide sufficient data so we can evaluate the pilot properly.

Monitoring will take place both before and after scheme implementation, this will sample air quality, traffic speed and volumes and the general local feeling about the schemes.

We are seeking your feedback on the proposals so we can understand your views and respond accordingly. Once the consultation has closed we will evaluate the results before making a recommendation to Cabinet about our next steps.

Maps of where the extent of the 20mph zones would be are attached to this page.

Community engagement events

To support the online public consultation, 4 drop-in sessions will be held at Buxton and Long Eaton:

  • The Pump Room, Buxton on Monday 23 January 2023 and Tuesday 24 January 2023, from 10am to 4.30pm on both days
  • Long Eaton Town Hall, Committee Room on Tuesday 31 January 2023 and Wednesday 1 February 2023, from10am to 4.30pm on both days

How to take part

We are carrying out this consultation in the following ways:

Who is the consultation aimed at?

Which part of Derbyshire is this consultation aimed at?
  • Erewash
  • High Peak
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:

  • Derbyshire County Council website

Contact details


  • County Hall
    DE4 3AG