Press release: A38 Derby Junctions granted development consent

Planning Inspectorate

January 8
13:49 2021

Development consent has been given for highway improvements to three existing roundabout junctions on the A38 at Derby.

The project comprises improvements at three junctions as follows:

  • A38/A5111 Kingsway Junction - From a point approximately 600m south west of the existing roundabout to a point approximately 450m north east of the Brackensdale Avenue bridges
  • A38/A52 Markeaton Junction - From a point approximately 350m south west of the existing roundabout to a point approximately 150m south west of Kedleston Road bridge
  • A38/A61 Little Eaton Junction - From the River Derwent bridge (approximately 500m west of the existing roundabout) to the Breadsall Bridleway underbridge (approximately 800m north of the existing roundabout)

The application was submitted to the Planning Inspectorate for consideration by Highways England on the 23 April 2019 and accepted for examination on 21 May 2019. Following an examination during which the public, statutory consultees and interested parties were given the opportunity to give evidence to the Examining Authority, a recommendation was made to the Secretary of State on 8 October 2020.

The Planning Inspectorates Chief Executive, Sarah Richards said:

This is the 99th Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project and 35th transport application to have been examined and decided within the timescales laid down in the Planning Act 2008. The Planning Inspectorate is committed to giving local communities the opportunity of being involved in the examination of projects that may affect them. Local people, the local authority and other interested parties were able to participate in the examination where the Examining Authority listened and gave full consideration to local views before making their recommendation.

The decision, the recommendation made by the Examining Authority to the Secretary of State and the evidence considered by the Examining Authority in reaching its recommendation is publicly available on the National Infrastructure Planning website.


Journalists wanting further information should contact the Planning Inspectorate Press Office, on: 0303 444 5004 or 0303 444 5005 or email:

Notes to editors:

The Planning Inspectorate, National Infrastructure Programme of Projects details the proposals which are anticipated to be submitt

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