The planning application for flood alleviation measures at Derby Riverside has been submitted. This part of the OCOR scheme covers the east bank of the River Derwent from Causey Bridge to Derwent Bridge.
The plans will help future-proof the city against the effects of climate change and include new flood defences to enhance protection for another 670 existing properties, adding to the 1200 properties benefiting from the works already completed. This will take the programme closer to the target of protecting over 2000 properties.
These flood alleviation improvements will also encourage the delivery of new, high-quality homes, creating a sustainable urban community that contributes to the city’s housing needs.
These proposals will unlock the riverside's potential for leisure and enjoyment. This includes enhanced landscaping and the creation of a new public open space.
The land assembly process is underway. Negotiations have started with landowners and support is being offered to affected businesses. These include:
- Peat House, Epworth House and Derwent Court on Stuart Street
- Crompton House on Derwent Street
The full application can be viewed on our Planning Portal.
The plans will also be available to view at our public consultation drop-in sessions. These will be held at Derby Quad, Market Place, Derby DE1 3AS, from 2pm to 6pm on:
- Tuesday 15 August 2023
- Tuesday 22 August 2023
- Tuesday 29 August 2023