Local development framework


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'.

Derby City Council Local Plan - Part 1 Examination

Please go to our examination page for up to date information

What is the Core Strategy?

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.

What consultations have already been done?

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...

Derby City Council Local Plan - Part 1 Pre-Submission Core Strategy Consultation

Derby City Council approved the Local Plan Part 1: The Core Strategy for ‘Regulation 19’ consultation in November 2014.  The final, statutory consultation on the Part 1 Local Plan has ended.  For further details, go to our consultation page.

At the end of the consultation, the Local Plan and your comments will be sent to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government who will appoint an independent Planning Inspector to examine the plan.

Derby City Local Plan - Part 1: Draft Core Strategy

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. 

Preferred Growth Strategy 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 Local Plan which will set out the overall planning framework for the city.

P‌revious Consultations

Core Strategy Sustainability Appraisal

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...

Let us know what you think of the Core Strategy

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.

The Statement of Community Involvement (SCI)

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'.

  • Download the Statement of community involvement adopted
    Note: The SCI was adopted prior to the revision to the planning regulations in 2008 and 2009. To ensure that the revised regulations are taken into account in all our LDF documents a consultation plan for each Developmental Plan Document (DPD) will be developed.

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, we are now following the statutory requirement in the Development Management Procedure order 2015. 

 What is the Local Development Scheme (LDS)?

The Local Development Scheme Version 6 (LDS) is a three-year project plan for preparing new planning policy documents.

What is the Annual Monitoring Report?

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.

Minerals and Waste development Plan Documents

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.

Useful forms

Contact details

Post address:
Derby City Council
Spatial and Transport Planning
The Council House
Corporation Street
Phone: 01332 640807
Minicom: 01332 640666
Derby City Council
Spatial Planning
The Council House
Corporation Street