School Lane crosses Great Hucklow Wood, an ancient and protected woodland site. Trial bikes and 4x4s are damaging the woodlands as well as the character of this track, and making it difficult for other people to use. Part of the route is an access to the local primary school, so there are serious concerns about the safety of children and parents too. At the end of 2010, Derbyshire County Council consulted on plans to close School Lane to all traffic, which we supported. The Council’s delay in making a decision following the consultation exceeded the two year time frame for activating a TRO. Consequently any vehicle regulation process will have to restart from the beginning with fresh consultation. In recognition of the serious conflict between users of this lane, Derbyshire County Council is planning to trial voluntary arrangements.