Local Plan Evidence Base


What is the Evidence Base?

Some evidence which supported the Adopted Derby City Local Plan Part 1, including the 2015 SHLAA, is now contained within the Examination Library page.‌

New evidence to support the Part 2 Plan will be added to this page as it completed. 


Derby 2018 Strategic Housing and Employment Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA)

The 2018 SHELAA can be found at the Strategic Housing and Employment Land Availability Assessment page.

The following documents formed the evidence base for the now adopted Derby City Local Plan Part 1 - 2017 and are still current to be used as evidence to back up our policies and help us understand the issues in the city. 

Five Year Housing Supply

The Council's current Five Year Supply is set put in these documents: 

Gypsies, Travellers and Travelling Show People

The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and Planning Policy for Traveller Sites (PPTS) require Local Planning Authorities (LPAs) to carry out assessments of the future accommodation needs of Gypsies and Travellers and Travelling Showpeople. These are called Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessments (GTAAs) and they are used as part of the evidence to inform planning policy for Gypsies and Travellers, including identifying the numbers of pitches and types of sites that are needed in the City over the coming years. In accordance with the NPPF and the duty to co-operate set out in the Localism Act 2011, a GTAA covering Derby, Derbyshire and East Staffordshire has been produced (June 2015) this replaces the previous GTAA published in 2008 for Derby and Derbyshire.


Peter Brett Associates (PBA) were commissioned by the Derby Housing Market Area authorities to produce an initial Strategic  Viability Assessment (SVA) Study to assist the Councils in preparing their Core Strategies. It is not intended to be a detailed site-by-site analysis, but rather a high level assessment that can help to inform policy choices. This has been based on a limited number of scenarios, which provide a starting point for further debate. 

The Derby HMA Authorities commissioned NCS to prepare a HMA-wide viability assessment to assist in their consideration of whether to pursue CIL and to provide information to support the preparation of their individual ‘Core Strategies’.  The report was completed in July 2014 and provided information on a wide range of potential development scenarios. 

Following its completion, the City Council carried out some additional assessments using the information provided by NCS. The results of this can be found in the short ‘Addendum’ report provided:

Retail and Leisure Strategy

A partial update of the retail capacity calculations contained in the Retail and Leisure Strategy has been completed. The update takes account of the revised Core Strategy Plan period and changes in population and expenditure forecasts.

Retail Circuit Strategy 2008-2012

Green Wedge 

Water and flooding


Open space, sport and recreation

PPG17 Study 2010

Derby Playing Pitch Strategy

Green Energy Study



We have been working with our HMA partners and city and county education officers to ensure that the implications of new housing growth on school places are understood and sufficient school places can be provided to serve existing and new communities around the HMA. An Education Position Statement has been prepared for the HMA to draw together the school place planning evidence that has been used to inform the Preferred Growth Strategies.

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

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