The Derby City Planning Control Committee have approved the plans for the multi-user path from Derby Rowing club to Darley Abbey (The Abbey pub) by 6 votes to 3.
Excellent news for the Derwent Valley Cycleway as this new path will link with the Cycleway and provide sustainable travel access into the park. It will also create an superb facility for youngsters, scooter riders, old people, people with disabilities, etc. to do circular tours along both sides of the Derwent (through Darley Fields, through the mill, and back through Darley Park and over Handyside Bridge).
Well done to all those who supported the proposals and made their views known to the decision makers. Also well done for the City Councillors on the planning committee who could see the huge benefits that the path will provide.
After a long delay sorting out issues of crossing the Peak Rail railway line, the route from Matlock to Rowsley is now officially open. This is part of the White Peak Loop and will form part of the Matlock to Baslow Derwent Valley Cycleway.
The picture shows the final link over the railway line near the Arc Leisure Centre in Matlock.
Great bit of route well built by Derbyshire County Council.
As part of the response to the Derbyshire Key Cycle Network consultation, we’ve created a document laying out the arguments (and supporting data) for the Derwent Valley Cycleway. This document shows how strong the benefits from creating the cycleway are, and, we believe, makes the overwhelmingly argument for including the Cycleway as a priority in the Key Cycle Network.
The document can be found here (3.5MB).