Update 22 November 2016
A report went to Cabinet on 21 November on 21 November 2016 to seek permission to progress our proposals for Killingworth Road and Haddricks Mill junction. This has been approved and we will now progress with these designs. You can read full details here. We consulted with the public, local businesses and other key parties on the initial proposals in the summer. Since then we have reviewed the feedback from the public and we have finalised the design. There will be further public consultation as part of the planning process and we would expect this consultation to begin next month. More details will be published on this page in the next few days.
This Cabinet report does not include any proposals for Blue House roundabout and Osborne Road/Jesmond Dene Road as these proposals are still being developed by a working group. You can keep up to date and see any minutes and papers from this group here.
Update September 2016
The public consultation about the designs we had proposed to improve the Blue House to Haddricks Mill junctions, including Jesmond Dene Road, closed on the 21 August 2016. Thank you to everyone who took part.The findings have been analysed by an independent research company. You can view the results here (PDF 5.35 MB).
Following the consultation, the proposals for Haddricks Mill are being taken forward to detailed design which includes reconsidering the design features that people were concerned about during the consultation.
The Blue House and Jesmond Dene Road junction proposals have been withdrawn and a working group has been set up to look at alternative designs.
The working group is made up of delegates from local groups and organisations. Their meetings are arranged and managed by an independent facilitator and informed by the findings of the public consultation.
The working group will be making some recommendations to the council in the coming weeks which will help to shape the new design of the junctions.
The new designs will be subject to public consultation later this year or early in the New Year.
The organisations represented on the group are:
- Tyne & Wear Public Transport User Group
- New Cycling
- Jesmond Residents Association
- Save Newcastle Wildlife
- Space for Gosforth
- Newcastle Cycle Stakeholders Forum
- Gosforth Traffic
- Save our Town Moor Facebook
- Nexus / Bus Operators
- Jesmond Dene Estate Residents Association
- West Gosforth residents Association
- Change.Org petition
- West Gosforth
- The Youth Council
- Councillors from East & West Gosforth and North Jesmond.
The delegates on the group have agreed to keep their members informed of the progress they make – we will be posting notes of meetings and other relevant papers as the group’s work develops.
Notes from the 1st meeting on 19 September 2016 are posted here (PDF 183KB).
You can View proposal and comments from the public consultation that ran from 25 July to 21 August 2016.
We've pulled together responses to frequently asked questions and comments received during our public engagement and consultation.Frequently Asked Questions (pdf, 837kb)
Here's our video as to why we need to make the improvements.