Neighbourhoods

Neighbourhoods

Making changes in the city to create safer, cleaner and greener neighbourhoods 

We are developing plans to improve neighbourhoods across the city, aimed at reducing traffic on local streets. With less vehicles cutting or speeding through streets the area will be more attractive and safer for people who live there and for children to play. These types of changes also encourage more people to walk and cycle on short local journeys, which is good for everybody.

We recently set out proposals for parts of the city including Arthur’s Hill, Fenham and Heaton and we intend to roll this programme out to more areas (see information below). To help us develop proposals, we are asking residents to tell us about any issues or concerns we need to consider.

    For more information on how the schemes work please see our page explaining them.

    Fenham 

    Fenham is one of the first areas in the city to trial a low traffic neighbourhood with a number of streets to be closed to through traffic, following feedback from people and businesses in the area. 

    Public consultation will run from 7 March until 11 September 2022. Have your say here

    Arthur’s Hill and Heaton proposals

    Many thanks to everyone for your comments on our proposals to create safer, cleaner and greener neighbourhoods in Arthur’s Hill and Heaton. Feedback on the proposals closed on 7 December 2021.

    A lot of the comments received were positive, with some people asking us to be bolder but some residents have raised some potential issues, which this process is designed to tease out.

    Our team is busy reviewing responses and we will share the final designs for each area in early 2022.

    You can see the proposals by clicking on the online form for each area below

    Arthur's Hill

    Heaton

    Further information on  improvements on Heaton Road which complement our proposals are available below, Works are due to start on 7 March 2022.

    Moorfield, Five Admirals and West Jesmond

    Thank you for telling us about issues in your area. Our team is busy reviewing this and will share proposals for your area soon.

    Some of the issues that have previously been raised include:

    Moorfield

    • Speeding and traffic levels on Moorfield and neighbouring streets;
    • Vehicles cutting through to and from Station Road on to Jesmond Dene Road and Ilford Road; and
    • Vehicles also using the access onto the Great North Road as a means to avoid queuing on Jesmond Dene Road at the roundabout at the Great North Road.

    Five Admirals

    • School related congestion at drop off and pick up times in the vicinity of South Gosforth First School;
    • Speeding and traffic levels on streets around Beatty Avenue, Sturdee Gardens and Keyes Gardens and the residential streets that connect them; and
    • Vehicles cutting through Beatty Avenue and surrounding streets to and from Matthew Bank/Jesmond Dene Road to avoid queuing traffic.

    West Jesmond

    • School related congestion at drop off and pick up times in the vicinity of West Jesmond Primary and other schools in the area;
    • Speeding and traffic levels on residential streets West of Osborne Road;
    • Commuter parking in existing permit parking areas; and
    • Speeding and traffic levels on Clayton Road and neighbouring residential streets.

    Jesmond (East)

    Thank you for telling us about issues in your area. Our team is busy reviewing this to help us develop proposals for your area which we will share soon.

    Some of the issues that have previously been raised include:

    • vehicles cutting through residential streets, particularly Shortridge Terrace and Osborne Avenue, to avoid queues on Jesmond Road
    • parking and road safety issues on residential streets, particularly at junctions
    • parking and traffic volumes on Jesmond Dene Road.

    Shieldfield, Ouseburn Valley, West Fenham and Kenton

    Thank you for telling us about issues in your area. Our team is busy reviewing this and will share proposals for your area soon. You can see issues your neighbours have raised on our online maps below.

    Shieldfield

    Shieldfield map 

    Some of the issues that have previously been raised include:

    • speeding on Shieldfield Lane
    • traffic on Simpson Terrace and Shield Street
    • traffic at pick up and drop off at Christ Church CE Primary School
    • parking on Rock Terrace and parking or loading in the Boyd Street area.

    Ouseburn Valley

    Ouseburn map 

    Some of the issues that have previously been raised include:

    • traffic volumes and speeds on Lime Street and Stepney Road/Bank;
    • inconsiderate parking across the area; and
    • dangerous crossing points for people at junctions.

    West Fenham

    West Fenham map 

    Some of the issues that have previously been raised include:

    • drop off and pick up times in the vicinity of local schools
    • speeding and traffic levels on Netherby and Lanercost Drives and the roads between them
    • traffic speed and volume on roads between Pooley Road and Slatyford Lane
    • traffic volumes on Westerhope Gardens and Bavington Drive
    • traffic volumes on Silverhill Drive as people try to avoid the West Road

    Kenton

    Kenton map 

    Some of the issues that have previously been raised include:

    • traffic volumes and speeds on Millfield Avenue, Creighton Avenue and The Crossway
    • traffic speeds on Halewood Avenue, Hazeldene Avenue and Hillsview Avenue
    • traffic volumes on Shrigley Gardens and Southwood Gardens
    • drop off and pick up times in the vicinity of St Cuthbert's RC Primary School

     

    You may also like to look at ideas that have been previously submitted during our Streets for People consultations on:

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