Exempt vehicles on unnamed road between Errwood Hall and Derbyshire Bridge

A. Sheridan made this Freedom of Information request to Derbyshire County Council

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Dear Derbyshire County Council,

Please could you provide clarification and information on several points relating to the unnamed one-way road between Errwood Hall and Derbyshire Bridge in the Upper Goyt Valley:

1. In what year was the road restricted to one-way traffic?

2. Signs at Errwood Hall warn of “exempt vehicles” - what are these, and does this include cycles? At the end of the one-way system at Derbyshire Bridge, only a “No Entry” sign is in place.

3. If cycles are not included as exempt vehicles, have they been so in the past? If so, when and why was this retracted?

4. The road is currently closed completely to vehicles on Sundays in summer. When did this action begin, and does the County Council have plans to extend this - perhaps to Sundays all year round, weekends as a whole or even full-time, 365 days a year? (Allowing access for pedestrians, cyclists and others only)

Yours faithfully,

A. Sheridan

Access 2 Info (Commissioning Communities and Policy), Derbyshire County Council

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Dear Access 2 Info (Commissioning Communities and Policy),

Just to clarify, the traffic order is titled The Goyts Clough One-way Traffic Order, 1980.

Yours sincerely,

A. Sheridan

ETE FOI_EIR (Economy Transport and Environment), Derbyshire County Council

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Dear A Sheridan

 

Thank you for your request dated 11 May 2020.

 

Your enquiry was as follows:

 

Please could you provide clarification and information on several points
relating to the unnamed one-way road between Errwood Hall and Derbyshire
Bridge in the Upper Goyt Valley:

1. In what year was the road restricted to one-way traffic?

2. Signs at Errwood Hall warn of “exempt vehicles” - what are these, and
does this include cycles? At the end of the one-way system at Derbyshire
Bridge, only a “No Entry” sign is in place.

3. If cycles are not included as exempt vehicles, have they been so in the
past? If so, when and why was this retracted?

4. The road is currently closed completely to vehicles on Sundays in
summer. When did this action begin, and does the County Council have plans
to extend this - perhaps to Sundays all year round, weekends as a whole or
even full-time, 365 days a year? (Allowing access for pedestrians,
cyclists and others only)

 

Please see the below Freedom of Information Act 2000 / Environmental
Information Regulations 2004 response:

 

1.         1980.

 

2.         The exemption contained in the Traffic Regulation Order states
“…vehicles requiring legitimate access to premises for essential public
services or to persons holding an exemption certificate signed by the
Clerk to the Council”.  It does not include bicycles.

 

3.         Bicycles have never been exempt to the one way restriction.

 

4.         The Prohibition of Driving Order that applies during the hours
of 10:30am and 6:30pm on Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays from the Sunday
immediately preceding May Day to the last Sunday of September was
introduced in 1978. There are no current plans to extend this.

 

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