To make sure that the Council understands your views which will inform our proposals and help us achieve a local solution that will also meet our legal requirements, an eight week consultation took place on three proposals, from Monday 30th July until Monday 24th September 2018. The results of the consultation have now been produced and can be viewed online.
Over 2,500 responses were received along with additional feedback from a range of stakeholders including residents, local businesses, public transport operators, taxi/private hire operators and HGV operators, which has helped identify and develop further the best scheme for Derby.
The results have been used to inform the further work we have undertaken to help us determine the most appropriate solution for Derby.
Of the three options set out in the consultation document the overwhelming support was for option one – the traffic management solution and the Council’s preferred option. Just under three quarters of respondents (73.6%) agreed with the main measures set out in option one, compared to just 27.5% for option two (charging zone within the inner ring road) and 17.1% for option three (charging zone within the outer ring road).
We have given the feedback careful consideration, along with other technical evidence in order to select and refine our preferred option, which we can announce is Option One – Traffic Measures on Stafford Street.
A second phase three week consultation took place from the 31st October to 21st November 2018, which aimed to gather feedback on the scheme details of the preferred option, as well as to assess preference for and help to develop the supporting measures to be included in the Local Air Quality Plan. 189 responses were received to the survey along with additional feedback from a range of stakeholders. The results will be used to inform further work and will help the Council further refine their preferred option and supporting measures. An executive summary of the second phase consultation results can be viewed online The full results of the consultation will be published in early January.
A public event was also held in the Council House on Thursday 15th November. A list of FAQs generated from the second consultation will be published soon.