‘Colliery Way’ proposed as new name for Gedling Access Road

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Gedling Access Road could be known as ‘Colliery Way’ when it finally opens up to motorists next year.

Documents published on Gedling Borough Council’s website reveal the new name has been proposed following council discussions with Ward and Parish councillors.

The document states that Colliery Way was favoured over 20 other suggestions because “the name suggested is relevant to the local area as the road is adjacent to the former Gedling Colliery site”.

The following names were also suggested for the new access road, which opens in Spring 2022:

  • Pepper Pot Way
  • All Hallows Way,
  • Mercury Way,
  • Gedling Park Way,
  • The Pit Road,
  • Gedling Pit Road,
  • Gedling Pit Way,
  • Gedling Way,
  • Mapperley Wharf Way,
  • Old Pit Way,
  • Top Hard Way,
  • Main Bright Way,
  • High Hazels Way,
  • Wharf Way (or Wharfs Way)
  • Chase Farm Way
  • Gedling Colliers Way,
  • Harvey’s Way,
  • Peppermint Way,
  • Ghellenge Way,
  • Gedling Village Bypass,
  • and Five Rings Way

The proposal is now awaiting approval.

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Nottinghamshire County Council, who are responsible for the road’s construction, said the name suggested to Gedling Borough Council met with their approval.

Councillor Neil Clarke MBE, Chairman of the Transport and Environment Committee at Nottinghamshire County Council, said:”Gedling Borough Council’s proposed name is a fitting tribute to the important mining history of the area.

“Colliery Way will not just connect people to the history and heritage of the area but will also connect residents and communities to new future opportunities, employment and housing in the city and county.

“Once completed, the new road will become the A6211 Colliery Way.”


  1. Are we detracting from the fact the country park should of rightly been called Gedling Colliery Country Pk? Are we now feeling somewhat guilty?Someone shamed you on the way your trying to cover over Gedling Colliery, it’s heritage and all it did for the community? You get rid of the true entrance and try to make out it never existed and renamed it. You make out the Spring Ln entrance like it was the colliery entrance using tubs that we never used, put rings on it that Gedling never used. Bah, poor effort a bit late.


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