Active Travel Fund - Tranche 3
The DfT has invited local authorities to bid for funding through Tranche 3 of it’s Active Travel Fund.
Nottinghamshire County Council has submitted a bid with an aim to secure further funding for the potential delivery of the following four cycle schemes during 2022/23 (please note, these schemes will still be subject to the necessary feasibility, design, consultation and approvals):
- B6021 Kirkby Folly Road, Sutton in Ashfield: upgrade to the existing cycle facility on Kirkby Folly Road and Lowmoor Road, new cycle facility on B6022 Newark Road and B6139 Coxmoor Road, Sutton in Ashfield. The proposed cycle scheme links Sutton Parkway railway station to Oakham Business Park in Mansfield via existing cycle facilities.
- Baulk Lane, Stapleford: new cycle facility along an existing bridleway, and a section of carriageway to be allocated as a mixed traffic facility for vehicles and cyclists. The proposed cycle scheme connects Stapleford to Toton tram terminus.
- Countywide Cycle Parking Infrastructure Programme: the bid also includes a programme of cycle parking improvements in our local centres, retail parks and passenger transport interchanges. The locations of these improvements will be identified through a study delivered as part of the proposed project.
- River Trent Path, West Bridgford: upgrade of an existing path which runs along the River Trent between the Lady Bay area of West Bridgford, to Holme Pierrepont.
Whilst the four schemes above will likely use all of the funding made available to the Council, the County Council has also identified two additional reserve schemes in its Tranche 3 bid that may be deliverable during 2022/23.
The two reserve schemes detailed below will therefore only progress in 2022/23 if the DfT allocate additional funding to the Council for their delivery:
- A611 Derby Road, Mansfield: new protected cycle track between Cauldwell Road and A60 Nottingham Road. The cycle track will provide a connecting link between the West Notts College campus and Mansfield town centre. The scheme will include for improvements to the Derby Road, Cauldwell Road junction.
- A612 Colwick Loop Road, Netherfield: new protected cycle track between Private Road number 1 and Victoria Retail Park. The scheme is an extension to the proposed upgrade secured through the Transforming Cities Fund. This would create a high standard route that improves cycle access to a key retail site from nearby residential areas and the city.
The DfT will announce the level of funding approved in Autumn 2021 and further details on the programme will be available on this web page once the announcement has been made.
Mini-Holland Expression of Interest
The DfT has invited local authorities to make an expression of interest in the Government’s Mini-Hollands programme. The DfT is looking to shortlist 12 local authorities and to provide the shortlisted authorities with funding to identify potential transformational cycle and pedestrian-friendly infrastructure improvements within the targeted area.
The County Council has made an expression of interest in the development of a Mini-Holland scheme in Stapleford. The DfT intends to announce the shortlisted authorities later in the year. If the County Council is shortlisted it will use the funding available to work with the local community to identify the potential infrastructure improvements in Stapleford.