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New Stanton Park, Ilkeston

Highways

The site lies between Nottingham and Derby, some 3 miles by road from Junction 25 of the M1.

The application site forms a frontage with Lows Lane over a distance of some 1.2 kilometres. This therefore provides ample opportunities over which to develop the accesses that would serve the development.

Given the scale and nature of the proposals, two points of access joined by a spine road would be sufficient to ensure safe and convenient access.

The main access would be formed by a four-arm roundabout off Lows Lane, which would also serve the proposed development at the adjacent site known as Henley House, which is located to the south of Lows Lane. It is noteworthy that, other than sharing the use of the proposed roundabout access, the development at Henley House is not related to the development at New Stanton Park. The main access roundabout has been specifically designed to accommodate articulated HGV traffic.

A secondary ‘T’ junction is also proposed that will be linked to the main access via a spine road running through the site. The secondary access would include a ‘ghost island’ right turn lane on Lows Lane. This arrangement would allow traffic turning right into the site to move into the right turn lane whilst maintaining the through flow of traffic on Lows Lane.

Our development proposals are being tested through the East Midland Gateway Highways Model, which is approved for use by Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire County Council in their role as Local Highway Authority. The model has shown that there are a number of off-site junctions which the development may affect; our highways consultants are carrying out detailed modelling on these, to understand the extent of our impact, and what, if any, mitigation measures may be required.

Currently the route of the existing National Cycle Route 67 requires cyclists and pedestrians to cross Crompton Road in the Quarry Hill Industrial Estate, which is a busy and unattractive junction. As part of our development, we are proposing to divert this section of National Cycle Route 67 away from the Quarry Hill Industrial Estate and re-route it on a dedicated cycle path through New Stanton Park, to join the existing route at the Erewash canal. This will provide a much more attractive route for cyclists and pedestrians.

Contact Us

If you have any queries, please contact Robert Laird of SP Broadway on 07722 014 914 or at robert@spbroadway.com.