Planning policy

Our planning policies aim to promote economic, social and environmental well being and improve quality of life for people living, working or visiting Derby.  

The statutory development plan is made up of the documents – the Derby City Local Plan Part 1 (2017), the ‘saved’ policies in the City of Derby Local Plan Review (2006) and the saved policies of the Derby and Derbyshire Minerals and Waste Local plans.

Contents

Derby City Local Plan Part 1

The Derby City Local Plan - Part 1 Core Strategy was adopted by the Council on Wednesday 25 January 2017. It is the key planning document for the city, setting out a long-term strategy for the spatial development of Derby to 2028 and provides a framework for promoting and managing development. 

The Local Plan Part 1 forms the statutory development plan for the city, alongside the remaining ‘saved’ policies of the City of Derby Local Plan Review (2006). It provides both the development strategy for the city up to 2028 and policies which will be used in determining all future planning applications submitted to the Council.

Interactive Policies Map - Our interactive Policies Map illustrates how the policies in the Local Plan Part 1 and the City of Derby Local Plan Review affect different parts of the city. Use the link to view useful information and links to relevant policies.

Information relating to the examination can be found on the Local Plan, Part 1 Core Strategy Examination page.

Derby City Local Plan Part 2 

Details about the Part 2 Plan be be found on the Part 2 page.

Local Plan Evidence Base

The evidence which supported the Adopted Derby City Local Plan Part 1 is now contained within the Local Plan, Part 1 Core Strategy Examination Library page.

The new evidence base supporting the emerging Local Plan Part 2 can be found at the Local Plan Evidence Base

Supplementary Planning Documents

The Adopted Planning Obligations SPD

Following a period of consultation, the Council adopted its revised Planning Obligations Supplementary Document (SPD) on 7 August 2018.

Planning obligations, commonly known as Section 106 agreements, can be used to make a development acceptable in planning terms that would not otherwise be acceptable through the provision of in-kind and financial contributions towards infrastructure.

The SPD sets out detailed guidance on the Council’s planning obligation requirements including affordable housing. It is hoped that the SPD will provide assistance to those considering submitting planning applications for major development in Derby. ‌

We are required to publish an Adoption Statement as part of the adoption of the SPD.

‌The Statement of Consultation report details the consultation methods we used when inviting comments on the SPD, the responses received and how we have taken them into account in preparing the document for adoption.  ‌

Contributions increases

The SPD contains contribution rates for 2018/19. Each year, contribution rates will be increased by the Retail Price Index (RPI). A list of updated rates will appear here each financial year. The first update will be published in April 2019.   

The Nature Conservation Strategy SPD

The Nature Conservation Strategy SPD gives details of how the natural history of the city will be conserved.

The Rykneld Road Housing Development SPD

The Rykneld Road Housing Development SPD gives more detailed guidelines on the development of this site for housing.

The Manor Kingsway Hospital SPD

The Manor Kingsway Hospital Site SPD gives more detailed guidelines on the redevelopment of the Manor Kingsway site.

Community Infrastructure Levy

We are not intending to prepare a Community Infrastructure Levy charging schedule at the present time. The Implementation team can provide further information if required.

The Revised Statement of Community Involvement (SCI)

This sets out how you can get involved in the production of our planning policies and the determination of planning applications. 

The Revised Statement of Community Involvement was formally adopted by the Council on 20 July 2017. 

We are currently reviewing the SCI to take account of the GDPR.

What is the Local Development Scheme (LDS)?

The Local Development Scheme Version 7 (LDS) is a three-year project plan for preparing new planning policy documents.

The LDS has been updated to reflect the adoption of the DCLP1, work being undertaken to prepare the Part 2 Local Plan and other planning policy documents.

What is the Authority Monitoring Report?

The authority 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 joint Minerals Development Plan document and a joint Waste Development Plan document. More details will be provided when they become available. These will eventually replace the saved policies of the Derby and Derbyshire Minerals Local Plan (2000) and the Derby and Derbyshire Waste Local Plan (2005).

Useful forms

Contact details

Email:
Post address:
Derby City Council
Spatial and Transport Planning
The Council House
Corporation Street
Derby
DE1 2FS
Phone: 01332 640807
Minicom: 01332 640666
Derby City Council
Spatial Planning
The Council House
Corporation Street
Derby
DE1 2FS