Derby City Council is consulting on its ‘preferred option’ for the new Local Plan until just before Christmas.
As Derby is now built almost up to its boundaries, Derby City Council is working with Amber Valley and South Derbyshire Councils to have a coherent plan for the wider area. This will identify where new homes and businesses will be built for years to come – and what we say now can influence how cycle friendly the new development will be.
Developers will be expected to make other investment in the area to help prepare for more people. If Derby’s Local Plan says that sustainable travel – like walking and cycling – is the priority, then it will be more likely that changes will help support these modes rather than more cars.