Newcastle City Council have said they will not be going ahead with proposed changes to one of the city's busiest roundabouts.
The Council had published plans to significantly expand the Blue House roundabout, north of the city centre. Opponents said the plans were excessive, and would destroy a section of the protected Town Moor.
The Council said:
We would like to make it clear that the council will not be taking forward the outline designs for Blue House or the proposed banned right turn from Jesmond Dene Road onto Osborne Road.
The council said they are still committed to making changes at Blue House to improve safety and to better manage traffic.
Cllr Ged Bell, Cabinet Member for Investment and Development has said: