A38 Derby Junctions - Statutory Consultation

Closed 18 Oct 2018

Opened 7 Sep 2018


We are holding a consultation on our proposals for the design of the A38 Derby Junctions scheme. 

This statutory consultation, being held in accordance with the Planning Act 2008, follows on from a previous non-statutory consultation on the scheme options in 2015 and our selection of the preferred route which we announced on 31st January 2018.

This consultation is your opportunity to express your views on the design of the proposed scheme in advance of our application for a Development Consent Order (DCO). A DCO is a type of planning application, which is needed for a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP).

Following the submission of the DCO application, the Planning Inspectorate will hold a public examination of the application before making a recomendation to the Secretary of State for Transport who will decide whether or not the project scheme should go ahead.

Businesses, local authorities, public bodies, road users and the communities and neighboring areas can play an important part in the development of the scheme design.

Your feedback is therefore essential to this consultation as it will enable us to improve the scheme before we start the planning process.

How to get involved

You can use the following methods to respond this consultation:

  • Online:

    Follow the link below to the online response form.
  • Email us directly:

  • Write to us directly:

    Freepost A38 DERBY JUNCTIONS

To allow us time to collect and assess all responses to this consultation before finalising our DCO application, please ensure your response reaches us by 11.59pm on 18 October 2018.

All of the consultation information is available on this webpage, including a brochure with a summary of the proposed route.

We are also holding public consultation events, where you can see information about the proposed scheme and meet with members of the project team:


Date Opening Times Location Information
Friday 7 September 2018 2pm to 8pm University of Derby Enterprise Centre, Bridge Street, Derby, DE1 3LD A British Sign Language interpreter will be available
Saturday 8 September 2018 10am to 4pm University of Derby Enterprise Centre, Bridge Street, Derby, DE1 3LD A British Sign Language interpreter will be available
Wednesday 12 September 2018 12 noon to 8pm Breadsall Priory Moor Road, Morley, Derby, DE7 6DL  
Thursday 13 September 2018 12 noon to 8pm Haslams (The Venue), Derby RFC Haslams Lane, Darley Abbey, Derby, DE22 1EB  
Saturday 15 September 2018 2.30pm to 8pm Breadsall Memorial Hall Brookside Rd, Breadsall, Derby, DE21 5LR  
Tuesday 18 September 2018 10am to 1pm  and 3.30pm to 7pm Allestree Memorial Hall, 1 Cornhill, Allestree Derby, DE22 2GG  
Wednesday 19 September 2018 3.30pm to 8pm Little Eaton Village Hall Vicarage Lane, Little Eaton, Derby, DE21 5EA  
Saturday 22 September 2018 10am to 4pm Brackensdale Primary School Walthamstow Drive, Derby, DE22 4BS A British Sign Language interpreter will be available


Consultation material will also be available to view from Friday 7 September to 18 October 2018 at the following public locations::


Location Opening Times

Allestree Library 
Park Farm Centre, Park Farm Drive, Derby, DE22 2QN 

Monday: Closed 

Tuesday: 10am to 5pm 

Wednesday: Closed 

Thursday: 10am to 7pm 

Friday: 10am to 5pm 

Saturday:  10am to 1pm 

Sunday: Closed 

Breadsall Village Shop  
2 Rectory Lane, Breadsall, Derby, DE21 5LL 

Monday - Friday: 7.15am to 6.30pm 

Saturday: 7.45am to 6pm 

Sunday: 8.30am to 2pm 

Riverside Library  
Council House, Corporation Street, Derby, DE1 2FS 

Monday - Friday: 8.30am to 5pm 

Saturday: 9am to 1pm  

Sunday: Closed 

Derbyshire County Council offices 
County Hall, Matlock, DE4 3AG 

Monday - Friday: 9am to 5pm 

Saturday: Closed 

Sunday: Closed 

Etwall Librray 
Main St, Etwall, Derby, DE65 6LP 

Monday: 2pm to 7pm 

Tuesday: Closed 

Wednesday: 10am to 5pm 

Thursday:  2pm to 7pm 

Friday: Closed 

Saturday: Closed 

Sunday: Closed 

Little Eaton Post Office (within the Co-operative) 160 Alfreton Road, Little Eaton, Derby, DE21 5DE 

Monday - Friday: 9am to 5.30pm 

Saturday: 9am to 1pm 

Sunday: Closed 

Mackworth Library 
Prince Charles Avenue, Mackworth, Derby, DE22 4BG 

Monday: 10am to 5pm 

Tuesday: 1pm to 5pm 

Wednesday: Closed 

Thursday:  1pm to 5pm 

Friday: Closed 

Saturday  10am – 1pm 

Sunday – closed 

Mickleover Library 
Holly End Road, Derby, DE3 0EA 

Monday: Closed 

Tuesday: 10am to 5pm 

Wednesday: Closed 

Thursday: 10am to 7pm 

Friday: 10am to 5pm 

Saturday:  10am to 1pm 

Sunday: Closed 


Fly-through video

Please see the below video for a visual fly-through of the proposed scheme.


About the scheme

The A38 is an important route from Birmingham to Derby and through to the M1 at junction 28. Where it passes through Derby, long distance traffic interacts with a large volume of vehicles making local journeys.

These interactions create congestion and delays at the following 3 existing roundabout junctions to the west and north of Derby city centre:

  •  A38/A5111 Kingsway roundabout;
  •  A38/A52 Markeaton roundabout; and
  •  A38/A61 Little Eaton roundabout.

After delivering improvement schemes at Little Eaton and Markeaton roundabouts in 2014/2015, to reduce congestion in the short term, we have been developing longer term plans to resolve the traffic problems more permanently.

The specific objectives of the A38 Derby Junctions scheme are to:

  • reduce congestion and improve the reliability of journey times between Birmingham, Derby and the M1;
  • help facilitate regional development and growth in Derby City and its surrounding areas;
  • improve safety for all road users, and for those people living near the junctions; and
  • connect people by maintaining facilities (e.g. crossings, ramps etc) or providing new facilities.

We expect to meet these objectives by separating local and long distance traffic.

Specifically as part of the proposed scheme we will:

  • lower the A38 to pass underneath modified Kingsway and Markeaton junctions;
  • widen the A38 to 3 lanes in each direction between the Kingsway and Kedleston Road junctions; and
  • build 2 new bridges to carry A38 traffic over a modified roundabout at the Little Eaton junction.

Further information about the Planning Act 2008 process and DCOs can be found on the National Infrastructure Planning website.


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