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Proposed new A50 junction and link road

Status: Closed

Opens: 15 February 2019 - Closes: 10 March 2019

What this consultation is about

We’re working with Derby City Council, South Derbyshire District Council, developers and others to provide a new junction and link road off the A50 on the outskirts of Derby.

The proposed road and junction will lead to a new 450-hectare‘ garden village’. This is one of 14 being built across England and is on the boundary between Derbyshire and Derby near to Sinfin and Chellaston.

Plans for the garden village include proposals for around 3,000 homes and space for a business park which is expected to boost the economy by creating up to 5,000 jobs.

A new primary school, new secondary school, open spaces and shopping facilities are also proposed.

About the road

We‘re responsible for drawing-up the planning application for the new junction and link road as well as applying for government funding through the Housing Infrastructure Fund to build them. 

If plans go ahead, the new junction will use the existing underpass on Deep Dale Lane and will have new roundabouts at each end and street lighting. The first section of the link road from the A50 will be dual carriageway and the rest single carriageway.

Large areas of land next to the road will be landscaped, used to create public open space and used for drainage.

Proposals for the new road are in line with the South Derbyshire Local Plan.

We want to make sure the new junction and road are built and open before most of the housing and business park are developed to help reduce congestion on local roads.

A report on Infinity Garden Village was submitted to the Highways, Transport and Infrastructure meeting on 19 September 2018 - agenda item 9.

Have your say

We want to know what you think about plans for the new junction and road.

You can tell us what you think by completing our online survey or drop into our public exhibition on Thursday 28 February 2019 at Sinfin Library, Sinfin District Centre, Arlestone Lane, Sinfin, from 3:30pm to 7:30pm.

Staff will be available to answer any questions and listen to your views and suggestions.

All comments will be considered to help finalise proposals for the road and junction and the planning application will be considered by both the county council’s planning committee and Derby City Council’s planning committee.

There will be a further opportunity to comment through the planning process when we apply for planning permission.

Environmental impacts

Environmental impacts have been considered throughout the duration of the project planning stage and in consultation with the Environment Agency and other statutory consultees.

A full Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is being carried out which is a formal process to ensure that the impact on the environment will be minimised and lessened where necessary.

Several topic areas were identified for inclusion through an EIA scoping exercise. The following surveys will be included in the Environmental Statement which will be submitted as part of the planning application: 

  • transport assessment
  • flood risk assessment and surface water drainage strategy
  • ecological surveys and impact assessment
  • archaeological and cultural heritage assessment
  • noise and vibration assessments
  • landscape and visual impact assessment
  • air quality assessment
  • topographical survey
  • ground conditions
  • tree survey
  • green infrastructure strategy

Protecting the environment

We’re working hard to protect Sinfin Moor Local Nature Reserve which is situated nearby.

Proposals include:

  • creating new wetland habitats, including ponds, grassland and wooded areas to benefit wading birds, dragonflies, damselflies and a range of other wildlife
  • new grassland habitats, including traditionally managed wildflower meadows using seeds collected from the local nature reserve
  • new woodland and scrub habitats to help screen the road in addition to keeping the existing Black Poplars
  • new quiet wildlife areas and areas of more formal and educational use, including circular walkways

How to take part

We are carrying out this consultation in the following ways:

  • Public meeting or exhibition
  • Questionnaire - Online
  • Questionnaire - Paper

Who is the consultation aimed at?

Which part of Derbyshire is this consultation aimed at?
  • South Derbyshire
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