Local Plan: Issues and options consultation

South Derbyshire District Council's ‘Issues and Options’ consultation is now live.

South Derbyshire has an adopted Local Plan which sets out where new housing, employment, retail, and other development should go, up to 2028. The Local Plan also includes policies that are used to determine planning applications.

Government policy requires that Local Plans are reviewed every five years to see if they need updating and the Council has decided that the time is right to update the Local Plan.

The ‘Issues and options’ consultation, will be the first formal consultation as part of this update to the Local Plan. Its purpose is to ensure that the Local Plan under development covers all the right issues including housing, jobs, infrastructure, health, climate change and the built and natural environment. We would like to hear your views and ideas on the issues and options we will need to take into account.

Drop in events

A series of drop-in events around are to be held in the District throughout October and the beginning of November as listed below. The events are open to all, and you don’t have to attend your nearest one.  The events offer an opportunity to discuss the ‘Issues and Options’.





Findern Village Hall, Castle Hill, Findern, DE65 6AL

Tuesday 11 October

3.30pm - 6.45pm


Rosliston and Caudwell Village Hall, Main Street, Rosliston, DE12 8JW

Friday 14 October

3.30pm – 6.45pm

Frank Wickham Hall, Portland Street, Etwall, DE65 6JF

Wednesday 26 October

3.30pm – 6.45pm

Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, 23 West St, Swadlincote DE11 9DG

Thursday 27 October

3.30pm - 6.45pm


Stenson Fields Community Centre, Chartley Road, Stenson Fields, DE24 3BT

Monday 31 October

3.30pm – 6.45pm

Melbourne Sporting Partnership, Cockshut Lane, Melbourne, DE73 8DG

Wednesday 2 November

3.30pm – 6.45pm


All Saints Heritage Centre, Aston on Trent, DE72 2AZ Wednesday 23 November 3.30pm – 6.45pm


In addition, from Monday 10 October drop-in sessions will take place on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10am – 4pm at the Council Offices throughout the consultation.

Reference copies of the consultation document and paper copies of the questionnaire can be found at the following locations (during opening hours) from Monday 10 October 2022:

  • South Derbyshire District Council, Civic Offices, Civic Way, Swadlincote DE11 0AH
  • All South Derbyshire libraries and the following libraries outside of the District: Burton on Trent, Chellaston, Mickleover and Sinfin

How to respond

Comments made in response to this consultation need to be made in writing.

Our preferred method is for representations to be submitted by using our online portal, the link to which is below.

To comment online you will need to register your details. Your comments and your name will be published when the consultation is complete, but personal information such as email and postal addresses will be kept confidential.

Alternatively, you can submit your completed questionnaires by email to local.plan@southderbyshire.gov.uk : or

Post to: South Derbyshire District Council, Civic Offices, Civic Way, Swadlincote, DE11 0AH

If you have any questions, please email the planning policy team on: local.plan@southderbyshire.gov.uk

We welcome your comments on the consultation document and on the Local Plan Sustainability Appraisal Draft Scoping Report until 5pm on 5 December 2022.

What happens next

All comments will be made available to view on the Councils website shortly after the consultation has finished.

The Council will review all the comments received and publish a Consultation Statement. The comments, along with technical evidence the Council is collecting, will help to prepare a Draft Local Plan, which will be published for further consultation.