Developments Around Littleover

July 8, 2015 10:29 AM

New housing off Rykneld Road
The roadworks on Rykneld road near the A38 are for the main new road into an expanded Heatherton.

There are about 1200 homes to be built between here and Heatherton on land in South Derbyshire. Work on the other end of the road is due to start any day - extending Callow Hill Way
and building a bridge over the Hell Brook.

Find out what is planned for this area at the exhibition.

Pastures Hill/Rykneld Road Speed Limit
Council officers are about to consult formally about reducing the speed limit on Pastures Hill to 30mph. There have been calls to reduce the speed limit here since before Heatherton was built, but the police have not been supportive.

Councillor Eric Ashburner said "Is 40mph still acceptable for a road with three schools, hundreds of homes - and more coming? Come to the exhibition and tell us your views."

Kingsway Roundabout and A38
Delays are all too common along the ring road towards the A38(north). Uttoxeter New Road, Sainsburys roundabout and the A38 all cause delays - and are to be improved by the developers of the Manor Kingsway site.

Work to enlarge the Kingsway roundabout and provide pedestrian and cycle crossing points is due to complete before Christmas. The other schemes will follow on.

Councillor Lucy Care said "There is never a good time to do disruptive works like these, but we hope that these will be worth the pain."

There should be more information available about the Manor Kingsway development including these roadworks and ideas for the large open space beyond Aldi at the exhibition.

Streets around the Royal Derby Hospital
When the Derby City Hospital was expended to become the Royal Derby, the council received funding to help adapt local roads for the extra traffic. Money could also be spent
on improvements to make it easier for people walking, cycling or catching the bus to the hospital.

The last of this money needs to be spent this year. People living near the hospital have been asked for their suggestions. There isn't enough money to do everything, but councillors want to share what is now being planned. Other transport schemes, both here and on other streets may be funded from monies given to the council for other developments, like the new Manor Kingsway housing and Nuffield Hospital Care Home. So if you have suggestions for other things which might improve transport here, please share them at the exhibition.