School Safe Haven Project
Building on the work that’s already been done by our Parking Services team, this scheme will result in trials of measures at various schools across the city, to promote active travel for the school journey, and reduce school gate traffic.
Earlier in the year, local residents and parents of school children at three Spondon schools - West Park School, St Werburgh’s Church of England Primary School and Spingfield Primary School, took part in a consultation to give feedback on the proposed interventions that aim to improve the parking issues that occur at the beginning and end of the school and on the surrounding roads. The consultation closed on 14 May, and findings will be published soon.
Residents and parents at a further ten city schools were also invited to take part in an online survey to feedback on proposed temporary measures to address parking issues, as well as promoting safer active travel for school runs, and reduce school gate traffic at the following schools:
- Redwood Primary School, Sinfin
- Markeaton Primary School, Darley
- St Peter's Church of England Junior School, Littleover
- Rosehill Infant and Nursery School and St James' Church of England Junior School, Arboretum
- Gayton Junior School, Ridgeway Infant School and St George's Catholic Voluntary Academy, Blagreaves
- St John Fisher Catholic Voluntary Academy, Alvaston
- Mickleover Primary School, Mickleover
Following our recent consultation, Derby City Council intends to introduce this idea, starting with Redwood Primary School. We would like to thank everyone that gave their views in the survey.
Proposal for Redwood Primary School
After discussions with local councillors, neighbourhood officers and school representatives, and in consultation with local residents and parents, the intention is to introduce the School Safe Haven Zone on Redwood Road. The zone will become operational from Monday 22 November and will be introduced on an experimental basis first. This means the new restriction will be temporary for a maximum period of 18 months before deciding whether it should be permanent.
A period of public consultation will be undertaken as part of this process and will start when the zone is introduced. To make comment, object and engage in the consultation, email email@example.com. As required by regulations, a street notice and public advertisement will also show the consultation period.
The zone will cover Redwood Road between Sinfin Lane and Islay Road. The restriction will be operational term time only, Monday to Friday from 8.15am to 9am in the morning and from 2.30pm to 3.30pm in the afternoon.
The full plans are able to download - School safe haven consultation plans for Redwood School