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.

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

Jesmond (East)

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Jesmond was the fourth area of the city to trial a neighbourhood low traffic zone, with measures installed  on 6 March 2023, to restrict traffic cutting through local streets, to create safer, cleaner and greener neighbourhoods.

As part of the scheme, measures  were in place to prevent through traffic using a number of residential streets between Osborne Road and Cradlewell. This included Manor House Road and its junctions with Osborne Avenue, Shortridge Terrace, Buston Terrace, Cavendish Terrace and at the entrance to Manor House Road Back Lane and the junction of Manor House Road (opposite the back lane of Queens Road and Fern Avenue).  

Public consultation closed on 15 October. The link to the consultation is here  We have reviewed the scheme and will not be making it permanent. The scheme will be removed on Monday, February 5. You can find out more on this decision at https://democracy.newcastle.gov.uk/ieDecisionDetails.aspx?ID=13158

Five Admirals Estate, Beatty Avenue

From 6 February, residents living in the Five Admirals Estate saw measures installed to restrict traffic cutting through their estate as well as junction improvements to create safer, cleaner and greener neighbourhoods in South Gosforth.

Changes include closing Beatty Avenue to through traffic where it meets Matthew Bank, and improving junctions for residents accessing Sturdee Gardens and Beatty Avenue from Jesmond Dene Road (A189).

The council has confirmed the scheme will be made permanent. You can find out more at https://democracy.newcastle.gov.uk/ieDecisionDetails.aspx?ID=13153

Fenham 

Fenham was one of the first areas in the city to trial a low traffic neighbourhood with a number of streets closed to through traffic, 

The Experimental Traffic Regulation Orders (ETROs) for the neighbourhood low traffic zone in Fenham expires on 8 September 2023. ETROs can only remain in place for up to 18 months. Within that time frame, the council has to make a decision on whether or not the changes to traffic in the area should be made permanent.

Following a review of the scheme, using feedback from the public and data collected, a Delegated Decision has been made setting out the council’s decision to remove the scheme due to the displacement of traffic onto nearby residential streets. Letters have been sent to residents informing them that the neighbourhood low traffic zone will be removed by the 7 of September. You can read the DD here

We will use the learning and the data collected from this trial scheme to develop future proposals which we plan to start discussions with residents about potential schemes this Autumn.

You can find out more about the scheme on this  link 

Heaton

Heaton was  the second low traffic neighbourhood trial  in the city, with a number of streets closed to through traffic from 24 October 2022. 

The  measures include closures to motor vehicles on  Bolingbroke Street, Cardigan Terrace, Heaton Park View and Falmouth Road. Double yellow lines on Stannington Avenue to prevent inconsiderate parking will be introduced, as well as changes to Stratford Road to improve safety by changing priority at this junction, with Stratford Road traffic giving way to Mowbray Street. 

The consultation on this link ran from 24 October until 23 April 2023, which will be used alongside data collected, to determine whether the changes should be made permanent. 

Arthur’s Hill 

We asked residents for their feedback on proposals on their area from March until 15 May 2023.  Find out more at Have Your Say Today - Arthur's Hill - Neighbourhood Low Traffic Zone - Commonplace

Fenham (West)

 We asked residents for their feedback on proposals on their area from March until 15 May 2023.  Find our more at https://safewestfenhamphase2.commonplace.is/   

Moorfield 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.

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.

Shieldfield, Ouseburn Valley 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.

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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