Homes in Derby get boost from new planning experts

Two planning experts are being employed by the Council to help push ahead with the Labour administration’s plans to provide more city centre homes.

The Council has secured £213,000 to boost city centre regeneration and bring new life back to the Castleward area, the site of the former Derbyshire Royal Infirmary and the old Friar Gate Goods yard. The three sites are at the centre of the Derby Housing Zone initiative which was launched by the council in 2015.

The money will fund various elements of the Housing Zone project including two members of staff who’ll focus on overcoming various ‘barriers and problems’ associated with re-using the sites as well as building relationships with land owners and developers.

Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for City Centre Regeneration Cllr Martin Rawson said:

“We want to see the development of 2,200 new homes within the city centre by 2028. It’s an ambitious plan but this money will help us direct our efforts to make that aspiration a reality.”

Read the full story on the Derby Telegraph’s website.

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