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Respond by 12 December 2016

Derbyshire County Council is now consulting on whether or not there is sufficient evidence to support the making of a Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) to ban off road vehicles off Jacob’s Ladder in Stoney Middleton. We need to show them there is no doubt about the evidence.

The lane ascends from Stoney Middleton to join the now closed New Road to Eyam. The impacts of off-road motorised vehicles on Jacob’s Ladder have been well rehearsed and the substantial evidence from residents and visitors for closing the lane to motorised traffic is already compelling. The character of the lane – narrow with blind bends and no verges – makes it inherently dangerous for it to be used by horse riders and pedestrians whilst vehicles are permitted to use it – a resident was knocked down by a vehicle last year. Not only is repairing the lane, which DCC has deployed twice, a short term measure but it also does not address unsustainable use or the conflicts that arise between those using the motorised vehicles and other more vulnerable users. We urge everyone to respond to the consultation by 12 December in order once again to show the Council the overwhelming support that exists for a TRO.

All the information, including map and questionnaire can be found here