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:
Local plan survey
We’ve launched a survey, asking a wide range of questions relating to housing, retail, employment, transport, climate change, local services, and the natural and historic environment. The survey can be found on our Let’s Talk Derby page and is open until midnight on Monday 25 March 2024.
You don’t have to register to fill in the form but if you wish to be kept up to date on what’s happening with the local plan, please provide your name and contact details.
Local plan timetable
A new Local Development Scheme was brought into effect in August 2023, setting out the timetable for preparing the new Derby Local Plan (DLP). The key milestones for preparing the new Local Plan are:
- Evidence Gathering / Engagement with key stakeholders - ongoing to March 2024
- Draft Plan Consultation - May / June 2024
- Publication Plan Consultation - February / March 2025
- Submission for Independent Examination - June 2025
- Examination in Public formal hearings - Autumn 2025
- Adoption - May 2026
Local plan consultation list
If you are not already on our local plan consultation list and want to be kept updated on the new local plan's progress, email email@example.com.