Active Travel Fund – High Pavement, Sutton in Ashfield (initial consultation)

Closed 1 Apr 2021

Opened 5 Mar 2021


The Active Travel Fund (ATF) has been created by the Department for Transport (DfT) to fund active travel schemes that help deliver government’s plans to boost greener, active transport and to make walking and cycling safer during the pandemic. The purpose of the fund is to implement interventions that encourage more cycling and walking with a view to embedding cycling and walking as part of long-term travel habits. Schemes funded by the ATF will support social distancing in the short-term and offer significant long-term health, environmental and congestion benefits.

Nottinghamshire County Council has been successful in securing funding for several potential cycle and footway improvement schemes across the county and to implement behavioural change measures within these local areas.  The next stage is to carry out a public consultation for each proposed scheme and your views and comments are welcome.

All of the proposed schemes complement the work that the Council already undertakes to help deliver national and local aims to improve the economy, environment, health and wellbeing, and create thriving communities. The schemes being consulted on therefore ties-in to current programmes the Council delivers to help reduce the impacts of journey time delay and harmful emissions, make our networks safer, and help people access local jobs, training, shops, services and leisure opportunities.

The proposed scheme in Sutton in Ashfield will create a two-way cycle route on the south-eastern side of High Pavement, between Station Road and Silk Street, and on the northern side between Langton Road and Mill Street.  The proposed route will comprise of both shared use footway/cycleway and dedicated on-road sections.  The proposed scheme aims to improve safety for cyclists and pedestrians using this key route into the town centre.

The plan for the proposed scheme can be viewed below.

Please ensure your response is submitted by 1 April 2021; the replies will be reviewed and fed into the decision-making process. If you would like to find out more about how we use your data, please use the link to Via's Privacy Notice and Nottinghamshire County Council’s Privacy Notice.

Further details of all the Active Travel Fund proposed schemes in Nottinghamshire and the Active Travel Fund Consultation Plan can be found here: Nottinghamshire Active Travel Fund

What happens next

Thank you for submitting your comments via the consultation, which have helped us to develop detailed design proposals.  We’d now like to invite your views and comments on these detailed proposals.

For further information on the consultation timeline visit Nottinghamshire County Councils Active Travel Fund Consultation Plan at