The Local Development Framework (LDF) is the term used to describe the set of documents that will include all planning policies for Derby City. It was introduced by the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 and will gradually replace our 'City of Derby Local Plan Review 2006'.
Here you will find a list of all the documents we are required to produce. You can view them here and you can also let us know what you think of them. There are many opportunities for you to get involved in shaping our planning policies so that the city reflects as much as possible how you want it to be in the future.
Derby City Council Local Plan Part Update:
Derby City Council approved the Local Plan Part 1: The Core Strategy for ‘Regulation 19’ consultation in November 2014. Consultation on this plan was intended to take place as soon as possible after the Christmas break. However, in December 2014, the Planning Inspectors considering Amber Valley and South Derbyshire’s Core Strategies indicated that they required further evidence justifying the overall Derby Housing Market Area (HMA) strategy. A copy of the letter can be found Inspector's letter 19 December 2014.
Following legal advice, it has been decided that the City Council should delay publishing its plan for consultation until this work has been carried out and the findings have been considered. A definitive timetable for consultation cannot, therefore, be determined until this work is complete. Please keep checking this website for further information and updates.
The Core Strategy is part of the LDF and will provide a strategy for the future development of Derby up to 2028.
Policies within the Core Strategy must be based on a robust evidence base and be in accordance with Government guidance. Links to current Evidence Base Documents are available on the Evidence base web page.
Since 2009, we have carried out seven consultations which has helped us in the development of the Core Strategy. Please see below for more information...
We asked for your comments on the Derby City Local Plan - Part 1 draft Core Strategy. The consultation is now closed, these have now been collated and will be published as part of the Regulation 19 consultation.
We asked for your views on our 'Preferred Growth Strategy' last year. This is an important consultation document that sets out our proposals for how we intend to meet housing needs generated by Derby's growing population.
It set out how many homes we think should be provided and the sites that will deliver them between 2008 and 2028. This was the latest stage in the preparation of the 'Core Strategy', which will set out the overall planning framework for the city...
In order to comply with the requirements of the European Union Directive and to ensure that all plans and policies are prepared in line with the principles of sustainable development, the Core Strategy must be subject to a Sustainability Appraisal (SA).
The objective of the SA is to assess the potential effects of the plans policies on the environmental, social and economic character of the area which the plan influences.
The Scoping Report is the first stage of the SA process. It was published for consultation in July 2008. Download the Scoping Report...
Over the next year we will be running a number of consultations where you can let us know what you think of the Core Strategy. If you would like to be kept informed, send us your contact details and we will get in touch.
This sets out how you can get involved in the production of our Core Strategy and the determination of planning applications. In light of significant changes to the planning system we will be using certain aspects of the SCI to include the Government's 'Localism Agenda'.
It has also come to light that some of information in the Statement of community involvement adopted in paragraph 6.4 (page 25) and Appendix 2 - Neighbour Notification Policy are incorrect, in terms of details relating to the advertising of and consultation on major applications (applications proposing 10 or more dwellings, 1000 square metres or more of floorspace or on a site of 0.5 hectares or more). The matter was considered by Planning Control Committee and a review of procedures was carried out.
The Local Development Scheme (LDS) is a three-year project plan for preparing new planning policy documents, it will be reviewed in due course.
The annual monitoring report (AMR) contains information on how we are performing in terms of document production, implementing policies and how well our planning policies are being achieved.
We are working in conjunction with Derbyshire County Council to produce a Minerals Development Plan Document and a Waste Development Plan Document. We will put more details here when they become available.