Local Plan Review Evidence Base

Derby Housing Market Area Growth Options Study

Derby City Council, Amber Valley Borough Council and South Derbyshire District Council, which together comprise the Derby Housing Market Area (HMA), are each committed to producing a new separate Local Plan and to align these processes as far as possible. 

In 2019, the Derby HMA was confirmed as the most appropriate basis for strategic planning in the Derby area and to therefore inform the next round of plan making within the HMA.

In 2020, as part of the evidence base for the next round of plan making, the HMA authorities jointly commissioned planning consultants AECOM to prepare an independent study to appraise opportunities for new strategic sustainable growth outside of the City. 

The Growth Options Study, which was completed in 2021 and which has now been formally endorsed by the Derby HMA Joint Advisory Board, identifies potential areas for urban and village expansion, co-dependent settlements and new settlements, up to 2050. 

The Study does not however identify specific strategic sites or preferred development locations, nor does it quantify the precise level of growth that each of the potential areas for strategic growth could accommodate. These will be determined through the respective plan making processes.

The Growth Options Study is available via the link below.

Evidence base documents are available below

Derby HMA Boundary Study (pdf, 1.1mb)

ā€‹Derby Housing Market Area Growth Options Study – August 2021ā€‹ (pdf, 3.4mb)

Strategic Housing Market Assessment Executive Summary – January 2020 (pdf, 631kb)

Strategic Housing Market Assessment Full Report – January 2020 (pdf, 2.4mb)