Priority housing sites

We are committed to accelerating the rate of house building in Derby.

We are working alongside South Derbyshire District Council and Amber Valley Borough Council to achieve this goal.

Priority housing sites

Our priorities are largely governed by Derby City’s Local Plan 2011-28. The priority housing sites are:

  1. Infinity Garden Village (IGV) incorporates both Wragley Way and Lowes Farm housing sites. IGV is anticipated to create 3,740 new homes - 180 in Derby city with the remaining in South Derbyshire. Key stakeholders are Derby City Council, South Derbyshire District Council, Derbyshire Country Council and landowner and developer partners. IGV is included within the South Derby Growth Zone.
  2. Boulton Moor, Alvaston – this cross-boundary site will create 800 new homes in Derby City and 1,950 new homes in South Derbyshire.
  3. Castleward and the former Derbyshire Royal Infirmary (DRI) sites, city centre - together these sites will create 1,573 new homes.
  4. Derby Riverside, city centre, part of the wider Our City Our River (OCOR) programme is anticipated to create 1,050 new homes.
  5. Former Rolls Royce Main Works, Osmaston is part of the wider Osmaston regeneration area - a planning application has been submitted which includes the creation of 406 new homes.
  6. Rykneld Road, Littleover is anticipated to create around 2,100 new homes, of which 900 will be in Derby city.
  7. Brook Farm, Chellaston has planning permission for 275 new homes, including a 60 unit extra care facility for the over 55s.
  8. Becketwell, city centre - will be a mixed use development with a minimum of 300 new homes through a Private Rented Sector (PRS) scheme. 

The Local Plan also includes an additional five sites which are being brought forward by private developers.

  1. Manor Kingsway 
  2. Hackwood Farm 
  3. Mickleover and Mackworth 
  4. South of Chellaston
  5. Land South of Mansfield Road (Oakwood) 

The Sinfin Lane Local Plan priority housing site is not expected to be available for housing development as it is being redeveloped for employment facilities.

We are also looking at how we can redevelop the surplus Council-owned sites for housing.

City Living Initiative

The City Living Initiative is a loan-based fund to encourage residential development activity in Derby city centre to increase market confidence and accelerate the growth of a market to reach a sustainable level. City Living is managed by Thomas Lister on behalf of Derby City Council.

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