Council Cabinet will be asked to approve the final stages of the Derby City Local Plan – Part 1 Core Strategy, next Wednesday (18th January).

The plan was developed through extensive partnership working and community consultation. It sets out how Derby will grow; where new housing and employment will be situated, how the environment will be protected and will ensure that people have access to local facilities and services.

Councillor Martin Rawson, Cabinet Member for Communities and City Centre Regeneration said:

“I am very pleased to see Derby’s Local Plan is entering the final stage and moving towards adoption. This plan is the culmination of considerable work by our officers and our partners to ensure Derby is a forward looking city that we can all be proud of. We have a clear vision for Derby. We are an attractive city where people want to live, work and visit and we have so much to offer in terms of great housing and business locations, excellent transport links and plans for future sustainable housing and business developments.”

The Local Plan will require formal approval by Full Council on Wednesday 25th January. The Government’s Planning Inspector informed the Council that the Local Plan was sound and met the Government’s planning requirements, in December 2016.

Councillor Rawson added:

“This document demonstrates how we will boost our economic prosperity and we recognise the continued significant contribution made by Rolls-Royce, the University of Derby, Bombardier, Toyota, Derby College and the many other partners we work with. This plan supports our collective aspirations for the long term success of the city.”

Further information and documentation about the Local Plan is available on the Council’s planning information pages.