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South Derbyshire District Council consult with residents on the Local Plan

South Derbyshire District Council has begun work on producing a new local plan for the District, 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. From 10 October 2022 the Council will enter a consultation period with all residents and interested parties. This ‘Issues and Options’ consultation, is the first formal consultation as part of this update to the Local Plan. Its purpose is to ensure that the Emerging Local Plan covers all the right issues including housing, jobs, infrastructure, health, climate change and the built and natural environment. They would like to hear your views and ideas on the issues and options they will need to take into account.

Findern residents will get an early opportunity to give their views as the District Council are holding a consultation event on Tuesday 11 October in Findern Village Hall. Residents can drop in between 3.30pm – 6.45pm to view the options proposed, talk to Officers and give their views.

Image shows cover of South Derbyshire's Draft Local PlanLocal Plans take time to produce – there are processes that need to be followed, evidence that needs to be collected and differing points of view that need to be reconciled. Consultation is a key part of the process – it’s your opportunity to get involved with your ideas about what the plan could include so do go along to this consultation event and have your say.

The Findern event is one of a series of drop-in events that are to be held around the District throughout October and the beginning of November and these are listed below. The events are open to all, and you don’t have to attend your nearest one.  Please tell friends and family as the Council would like to see as many residents in attendance as possible.


Venue Date Time
Findern Village Hall, Castle Hill, Findern, DE65 6AL Tuesday 11th October 3.30pm – 6.45pm


Rosliston and Caudwell Village Hall, Main Street, Rosliston, DE12 8JW Friday 14th October 3.30pm – 6.45pm
Frank Wickham Hall, Portland Street, Etwall, DE65 6JF Wednesday 26th October 3.30pm – 6.45pm
Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, 23 West St, Swadlincote DE11 9DG Thursday 27th October 3.30pm – 6.45pm


Stenson Fields Community Centre, Chartley Road, Stenson Fields, DE24 3BT Monday 31st October 3.30pm – 6.45pm
Melbourne Sporting Partnership, Cockshut Lane, Melbourne, DE73 8DG Wednesday 2nd November 3.30pm – 6.45pm


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

If you have any questions about this consultation, get in touch with the District Council at

Have your say – consultation on proposals for the policing part of the Council Tax precept for 2022/23

Police & Crime Commissioner, Angelique Foster, is consulting on proposals for the policing part of the Council Tax precept for 2022/23.

The survey aims to understand the amount of Council Tax that is contributed from residents towards policing for 2022/23. Responses can be submitted online and the survey will close on Sunday 16th January 2022.

To complete the survey, and to read a short statement from the Police & Crime Commissioner, please click HERE.

County Council consult with public on proposed traffic regulations for Findern

The County Council propose to make a new Order under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 to introduce traffic regulations around The Green and Doles Lane in Findern.

The consultation on the proposals runs from 7 October to 29 October 2021.

There is an explanatory public notice and plan showing the proposal for Findern.

Should you have any queries with regards this proposal; or have any objections or other representation that you may wish to make, they should be submitted in accordance with the final paragraph below.

A copy of the Order and documents giving more detailed particulars of the Order are available for inspection at the offices of the Derbyshire County Council, Main Reception, County Hall, Matlock between 9am and 5pm, Monday and Thursday 2pm till 7pm and Wednesday 10am till 5pm at Etwall Library. until 29 October 2021;  or visit the Derbyshire County Council website.

All objections and other representations to the proposal must be made in writing and all objections must state the grounds on which they are made; must give name and full postal address of the person making them; and be sent to the Director – Economy, Transport and Environment, Derbyshire County Council, County Hall, Matlock DE4 3AG (For Attention of Traffic and Safety Team) or email by 29 October 2021 putting TRO proposals South Derbyshire in subject line.