Linking Path Is One Step Closer

March 9, 2017 12:15 PM

Nearly two years ago, Focus reported on a possible new path alongside the A38 to link Uttoxeter Road and Heatherton/Haven Baulk areas for walkers and cyclists. At last this vision has got one step nearer.

Highways England (which looks after trunk roads like the A38) has put money in its 2017/18 budget to do initial work to check that the project is viable. The local landowner has also expressed support for the project.

Cllr Lucy Care said "This could provide a safer and more pleasant cycling and walking route between the growing housing area at Heatherton and destinations like the Royal Derby Hospital, University and town. We hope that Highways England find the scheme will work in practice, not just on paper."