Derby City Council and the Environment Agency are working together to reduce flood risk in Derby, while protecting the City's heritage and promoting appropriate development along the river. This will help create attractive and vibrant areas along the river where people want to live, work and visit.
In 2012 we presented a masterplan entitled ‘Our City Our River' which presents an outline of our plans. This document was adopted by Derby City Council and now forms a material consideration in the planning process. It has also being incorporated into the Derby City Local Plan: Part 1: Draft Core Strategy. The masterplan can be downloaded in full or in parts from our 'Resources' page.
During 2013 we have prepared a business case to support an application for some funding from central government. This work has involved developing our proposals in more detail so we have a better understanding of scheme costs. In developing our draft proposals we have liaised with many of those people who are directly affected. These draft proposals are now available to view on our 'Opportunity Sites' pages.
Our next target is to submit a planning application for the scheme early in 2014 based on our current draft proposals. However, the design is still subject to change especially around Parkers Piece and the southern part of Darley Playing Fields where archaeological work continues to inform our proposals. When the planning application is submitted, Derby City Council will carry out a statutory 21 day consultation process in which you can comment formally on the application. During this period we will also hold a number of local public exhibitions where the project team will be available to present and discuss the proposals with you.
If planning approval is granted then we hope to start construction work before March 2015. The first part of the scheme will concentrate on areas upstream of St Mary’s Bridge and will provide a reduction in flood risk to Little Chester, the Duke Street area and Alfreton Road Industrial Estate.
We will be excavating four archaeological trenches at the Little Chester Community Centre [read more...]
£10m found for vital work to protect city) (October 2014)
The Derby City Council endorsed application for £17m of funding from Defra [read more...]
Archaeologists hoping to shed light on Derby's Roman past (Derby Telegraph November 2013) (November 2013)
The most recent phase of the archaeological dig being carried [read more...]
Archaeological trial trenches are to be dug near Old Chester Road, Little Chester. [read more...]
Ground Investigation works to start 27th August 2013 (August 2013)
Ground investigation works will start from 27th August at the sites where we plan to build the flood defences first. [read more...]
Etruria Gardens - Residents consultation held (July 2013)
In order to develop our plans for the area, we recently held a drop in session for all residents of Etruria Gardens who could be affected by the proposals. [read more...]
Duke Street - Landowner consultations ongoing (July 2013)
We are currently consulting with the landowners and residents who will be directly affected by the Our City Our River proposals in the Duke Street area. [read more...]
Our City Our River - Summer 2013 Newsletter (July 2013)
Following the Spring edition, we have produced a further newsletter to update you on the development of the Our City Our River project. [read more...]
Archaeological trial trenches were undertaken in Parkers Piece and City Road car park during April 2013, and have recently been completed at Darley Playing Fields in order to better understand the archaeological nature of these locations. [read more...]
Schools outreach events (June 2013)
School children from Beaufort School, Markeaton School and St Mary’s Catholic Primary School were given the opportunity to visit the archaeological trial trench works in Darley Playing Fields. [read more...]