About the scheme
December 2012 Update:
Nottinghamshire County Council Major Projects Team (as applicant) submitted a planning application on 20 December 2012 seeking permission to develop the Hucknall Town Centre Improvement Scheme.
Nottinghamshire County Council received confirmation in November 2011 that the Department for Transport (DfT) would provisionally fund the majority of the proposed Hucknall Town Centre Improvement Scheme. The government is to contribute £8m to the £12m scheme. £1.35m will come from Ashfield District Council with the remainder (£2.65m) coming from the County Council.
The scheme involves:
a pedestrian zone created on the High Street (Watnall Road to Baker Street section only)
- a new road running parallel to the High Street, which will accommodate the displaced traffic
a new 'bus only' link road which will connect the new road with the High Street/Watnall Road junction
a new junction controlled by traffic lights at Linby Road/Ashgate Road to replace the existing roundabouts.
We held a roadshow in the town from 6-8 September 2012, giving local people the opportunity to view the revised plans and talk to officers involved in the scheme. If you were unable to make it to the roadshow, you can view the display boards that were at the roadshow [PDF 2.6MB] This PDF also shows a map of the proposals.
We held a consultation from 6 September - 22 September 2012, which has now closed.
As a result of the feedback, further minor modifications are being made to the scheme before a fresh planning application for the project is submitted in November 2012. Subtle changes have been made to the original plans, including a realignment of the Station Road/Ashgate Road junction and an improved walk route from the town's tram stop and railway station.
Key findings from feedback show that:
74 percent of respondents agree that the High Street suffers from too much traffic
69 percent of respondents agree that a proposed pedestrian zone in the High Street between Baker Street and Watnall Road will create a more appealing shopping environment.
Nottinghamshire County Council submitted a Best and final Funding Bid form (BAFB) to the Department for Transport (DfT) for the Hucknall Town Centre Improvement Scheme on the 9 September 2011.
The BAFB and supporting documents accompanying the bid can be viewed below:
Appraisal Summary Table (AST) [PDF]
Economic Assessment [PDF]
Scheme Drawing [PDF]
Value for Money [PDF]
WebTAG worksheets [PDF]
Social and Distributional Impact Assessment [PDF]
November 2012 - Submit planning application
May 2013 - Publish statutory orders
September 2013 - Hold public inquiry (if required)
September 2014 - Start construction
May 2016 - open scheme.