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Derby in floodDerby 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 Derby City Council presented a master-plan entitled ‘Our City Our River' which presents an outline of the plans. Following public consultation, this document was adopted by Derby City Council in July 2012. The master-plan represents the Council’s commitment to:

  • reduce flood risk in Derby
  • protect the city's heritage
  • and promote sustainable economic development.

The delivery of the project will be spilt into three packages and will be delivered between 2015 and 2021.

The three packages are;

Package 1: all sites between the Alfreton Road Industrial Estate in the north and Sowter Road in the south, with the exception of works at Darley Abbey Mills Bridge.

Package 2: sites at Breadsall, Darley Abbey Mills Bridge, all sites between North Riverside and Meadow Lane, and sites at Derby Junction Railway Bridge, Pride Park, Ambaston and Shardlow.

Package 3: all sites between Chaddesden Sidings and Raynesway on the north side of the river, plus Alvaston Park on the south side of the river.

Due to the complexity and scale of the project, a great deal of preparation work has been needed to ensure that all regulatory and planning consents are met, that any sensitive historical or archaeological areas have been correctly identified and mapped and that the outline proposal for each stage of the project has been carefully considered.

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Following feedback from earlier consultation, amendments have been made to a number of planning application drawings and supporting documents. Public information drop-in events are taking place on:

· Tuesday 11 August - Room 11, Council House, Corporation St – 11.00am to 5.30pm
· Wednesday 12 August – Chester Green Community Centre, Darley Playing Fields, Old Chester Road – 2.30pm to 6.30pm
· Saturday 15 August - Darley Abbey Village Hall, Abbey Yard – 10.00am to 4.00pm.

If anyone wishes to comment on the planning application, they can do so by 20 August at www.derby.gov.uk/eplanning by entering the application number DER/02/15/00210. Comments on the amendments to the planning application can also be made in writing to Sara John at Development Control, Derby City Council, The Council House, Corporation Street, Derby, DE1 2FS.


If you wish to make a formal comment on the application, please follow the guidelines. We will not be able to consider any comments on the application unless they are in the formats specified.


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