Emerging local plan
On 8 December 2021, Council Cabinet approved work on starting a new local plan for Derby. It will cover the period to around 2040 and will address the challenges facing the city, including:
- accommodating the Government's revised housing requirements,
- adapting to climate change
- the city’s recovery from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
- the regeneration of the city centre.
Work on the new plan began in 2022. To gather ideas and inform the proposals, a wide range of stakeholders will be engaged, including residents, communities and businesses.
Until the new plan is adopted, decisions on proposals will still be made using the policies of the adopted local plan:
- the Derby City Local Plan Part 1 (2017)
- the City of Derby Local Plan Review (2006).
Initial plan making: review adopted local plan policies, gather evidence, develop HMA strategy, informally consult stakeholders and communities (regulation 18)
|Autumn 2021 to Winter 2022|
|Approve draft local plan for consultation (regulation 19)||Spring 2023|
|Approve, consult and submit draft local plan for independent examination (regulation 22)||Autumn 2023|
|Independent examination by the Planning Inspectorate (regulation 24)||Spring 2024|
|Adoption of local plan (regulation 26)||Winter 2024|
The working timetable will be updated as the Local Development Scheme is reviewed and updated.
Local plan consultation list
If you are not already on our local plan consultation list and want to be kept updated the new local plan's progress, please email PlanningPolicy@derby.gov.uk.