Active Travel Fund - Tranche 2

The Department for Transport (DfT) has allocated £2.18m towards the County Council’s Active Travel Fund (ATF) Tranche 2 proposals. The County Council’s ambitious Tranche 2 bid proposals, however, totalled over £3m, which exceeds the Council’s funding allocation.

As the costs of the proposals exceed the funding available, it won’t be possible to deliver all the schemes included within the original bid (or currently to replace any of the bid proposals with alternative schemes).

The proposed schemes included in the bid underwent further feasibility. At the 7 January 2021 meeting of the Communities and Place Committee it was determined that a first round of consultation will be undertaken on a number of schemes for possible inclusion in the final ATF Tranche 2 programme. The Council has published a consultation plan for the Tranche 2 programme.  The first round of consultation was undertaken in February/March 2021. 

Following the consultation, the Council’s Transport and Environment Committee determined that further work be undertaken on the development of the following schemes so that a decision can be made on whether they will be included in the Tranche 2 delivery programme.

Beeston cycling improvements

A proposed scheme for a point closure to through traffic on Dovecote Lane to provide a quiet route for cyclists, and additional secure cycling hubs at the nearby rail station was proposed.  The first consultation has led the Council to undertake a feasibility study on various options for the proposed scheme on Dovecote Lane, this is currently in progress.  If a feasible scheme is determined, the scheme will be taken to County Council committee, subject to the outcome of this then a public consultation will be undertaken on the proposed scheme.

High Pavement, Sutton in Ashfield

The proposed scheme in Sutton in Ashfield will create a two-way cycle route on the south-eastern side of High Pavement, between Station Road and Silk Street, and on the northern side between Langton Road and Mill Street.  The proposed route will comprise both shared use footway/cycleway and dedicated on-road sections.  The scheme has undergone a second round of consultation, the consultation closed on the 16 August.  The County Council is currently reviewing the responses from the public consultation.

Randall Way, Retford

The proposed scheme in Retford will create a two-way cycle route on the south-eastern side of Randall Way. The new route will continue onto the north-eastern side of the A638 North Road, ending at a crossing point near Silverdale Close.  The scheme includes upgrading the pedestrian refuge near Silverdale Close to a toucan crossing.  The scheme has undergone a second round of consultation, the consultation closed on the 16 August.  The County Council is currently reviewing the responses from the public consultation.

Regatta Way, West Bridgford

The proposed scheme in West Bridgford will upgrade the existing shared use footway/cycleway facility, between A6011 Radcliffe Road and Adbolton Lane, to provide a fully segregated two-way cycleway.   The scheme has undergone a second round of consultation, the consultation closed on the 16 August.  The County Council is currently reviewing the responses from the public consultation.

Share this page?