The planning application for the proposed Closed Cycle Circuit beside the Multi-Sports Arena in Pride Park is currently under consideration and, to maximise the chances of a positive outcome, it is important that as many people as possible add their support. The online consultation period has now ended but, until the 3rd Feb (5pm), you can send your comments and expressions of support to email@example.com
You can see details of the application by visiting http://derby.gov.uk/eplanning and then searching for the application number 12/13/01465. You can then follow the “link to more details” link and then review the (many) planning documents.
Whilst a lot of publicity about the Closed Cycle Circuit has focused on its use by competitive road cyclists, it should be noted that many other uses are also planned. The planning documents say that “It is anticipated that the proposed CCCT will be used for British Cycling events, cycling clubs and groups, schools and individuals with the track hosting a mix of training and coaching events, competitions and open access days. Public ‘taster ’and training sessions will be available for all ages and skills whilst local clubs/groups will be able to arrange recurring weekly sessions for members. Whilst the facility will predominantly function as a cycling track, opportunities for other sporting uses such as road running athletes, wheelchair users/teams, walkers, joggers, in-line skaters and any similar non-motorised sporting users will also be explored.”
The Closed Cycle Circuit will be an excellent addition to the city’s cycling facilities and, amongst other benefits, will be a great resource for novice and young cyclists to gain experience in a safe environment before venturing onto the roads. This then leads to greater take-up of cycling in Derby with us all reaping the benefits to health, transport congestion, pollution, etc. that cycling provides.
Please find the time to send your comments on the planning application. Note the deadline of 3rd February 2014 for emails and letters directly to the council at firstname.lastname@example.org