Highways England has secured the development consent for the highway improvements to three existing roundabout junctions on the A38 at Derby from the Secretary of State for Transport.

The roundabout junctions include the A38/A5111 Kingsway junction, starts from a point nearly 600m south-west of the existing roundabout to a point around 450m northeast of the Brackensdale Avenue bridges.

The A38/A52 Markeaton junction is from approximately 350m south-west of the existing roundabout to a point around 150m south-west of Kedleston Road bridge.

The third junction is the A38/A61 Little Eaton junction, which is from the River Derwent bridge that is approximately 500m west of the existing roundabout to the Breadsall Bridleway underbridge which is nearly 800m north of the existing roundabout.

Highways England has submitted the application for the A38 Derby Junctions to the Planning Inspectorate on 23 April 2019 and was accepted for examination on 21 May 2019.

The Planning Inspectorate chief executive Sarah Richards said: “This is the 99th Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project and 35th transport application to have been examined and decided within the timescales laid down in the Planning Act 2008.

“The Planning Inspectorate is committed to giving local communities the opportunity of being involved in the examination of projects that may affect them.

“Local people, the local authority and other interested parties were able to participate in the examination where the Examining Authority listened and gave full consideration to local views before making their recommendation.”


UK’s A38 Derby Junctions receives development consent. (Credit: Crown copyright.)