Plans to consult on changes to Nuthall Bus Gate
Nottinghamshire County Council’s Communities and Place Committee has today agreed proposals to consult with residents on plans to make changes to the current Traffic Regulation Order Bus Gate on Nottingham Road in Nuthall. The consultation will look at changing the operational times from 4pm to 6pm Monday to Friday to at all times and to include an exemption of residents who register their vehicles as part of a permit scheme.
Councillor John Cottee, Committee Chair for Communities and Place said: “The bus gate was first introduced in 2003 to provide priority for westbound buses at the A610 Nuthall roundabout during weekday evening periods.
“It currently consists of a short section of road which provides direct access to Nuthall roundabout from the junction of Nottingham Road and Roland Avenue at the edge of the Horsendale estate. During the hours of 4pm to 6pm Monday to Friday, use of this section in a westbound direction by vehicles other than buses and pedal cycles is prohibited.
“We know that many vehicles contravene the restrictions which causes significant delays for local people and bus operators and the County Council is keen to work to improve this.”
Councillors agreed today to undertake consultation with residents this Autumn with a view to changing the Bus Gate to become enforceable 24 hours seven-days a week.
If there is support for the new operating times of the bus gate, residents would be able to purchase a £25 annual permit for cars registered to their home address to allow them to continue using the route.
The benefits of the new timings would ensure reducing the impact of extra vehicles on the Horsendale estate by using Nottingham Road as an alternative to the A610 along with improving bus journey times.
Further information direct to local householders will follow with more information on how to get involved.