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Camera enforcement to begin on Stoke Lane during Gedling Access Road works


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A camera will be put in place later this month to help prevent vehicles using a bus plug on Stoke Lane as work ramps up on the new £40m Gedling Access Road.

Nottinghamshire County Council yesterday approved plans to introduce temporary camera enforcement on the Stoke Lane bus plug in Gedling, at its Communities and Place Committee.

To allow the construction of the new junction with the A612 Nottingham Road / Trent Valley Road, the council has said it will be necessary to close Burton Road from its junction with the A612 to the former bus gate from March 23, 2020 for approximately eight months.

Ground broken Gedling Access Road
PICTURED: Work has begun on the new Gedling Access Road. IMAGE: Notts County Council

There will be no vehicle access through the closure, but pedestrian access will be maintained.

Councillor John Cottee, Committee Chair for Communities and Place at Nottinghamshire County Council said: “The effective running of a bus priority lane supports the Council’s transport and highways objectives and as such we’re keen to see it used properly.  

“The diversion is necessary to allow the construction work for the £41 million Gedling Access Road to take place. We understand that work will cause inconvenience for the travelling public and would like to thank people for their patience.”

All traffic except for buses will be diverted around the A612 and then the Colwick loop road back to Shearing Hill. Traffic which uses the bus plug will be subject to fixed penalty notices. Stoke Lane is not a suitable alternative diversion route for the 7300 vehicles using Burton Road.

The enforcement will be in in operation from 23 March and will be reviewed once the Gedling Access Road is open in Summer 2021.

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      • Why should that part of the highway be restricted to vehicles. It’s of no importance and the bus plug is hardly used by buses. You come across as selfish I hope people drive down the lane too park up and block your access.

    • They can use the revenue collected from the 100’s of fines they will collect from driving through red lights at the Bus Plug illegally to repair the roads. If you drove through red lights in Nottingham, you would get a fine and 3 points. Why do people think it is alright for them to do it on Stoke Lane if they think no one is looking. Well!!! someone will be looking now, at last. Long overdue.

  1. Well Well i guess there is a councillor lives up Stoke Lane, gunna be fun in Netherfield And the Loop Road, talk about carbon footprint, its a joke round here.

    • Should have installed cameras years ago . We have witnessed so many near misses at the bus Plug.
      At last it will be returned to a quiet rural lane, if only for a short while.

    • You are right we get three buses a day, last one at 3.15, despite being promised more at meetings. a disgrace by councillors.!!

      • I hope they place a Bus terminus outside your house And the drivers leave their engines running at all hours, that’d teach you, you selfish lot.

  2. Quote
    “The effective running of a bus priority lane supports the Council’s transport and highways objectives and as such we’re keen to see it used properly.“
    But it’s not used as a bus plug as 3 community buses a day use it. It picks no one up at this point. The County Council are looking right idiots here and obviously have to much money and time on their hands.

  3. Presumably the intention is to divert the 26 via the Stoke Lane bus plug. I hope bus stops are provided at the bus plug end of the lane so those who live at that end are spared the half mile walk to the Florence Road stop.

  4. Until they paint this camera yellow as per current regulation, this camera is Illegal and cannot be unit for fixed penalty notices. Incidentally I wonder how many residents who live just the other side of the bus plug will actually go the long way around now. This is a diversion of approx 2 miles. I thought we were supposed to be saving the planet.

  5. The county council have abused their powers here. They have a bus lane right outside county hall but they refuse to install a camera as it’s to politically Sensitive to have one so close to its ivory towers. This camera on stoke lane will have to be there for a couple of years at least to ensure its paid for its own set up and running cost.
    I certainly hope That every bus company in Nottinghamshire runs through this stoke lane plug and even put a terminus there. That’d show the local residents what bus access is all about. It’s disgusting to place cameras on a unused plug. Get rid of the plug.


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