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In brief

Derby City Council is the local government unitary authority for Derby, a city in the East Midlands region of England. It comprises 51 councillors, three for each of the 17 electoral wards of Derby. Currently there is no overall control of the council, with the Conservative Party being the biggest party. Paul Simpson became Chief Executive in March 2020.

As a unitary authority, Derby City Council is responsible for all services within its boundary and is therefore distinct from the two-tier system of local government that exists in the surrounding county of Derbyshire. Outside the city, responsibility is shared between Derbyshire County Council and various district or borough councils, such as Derbyshire Dales, High Peak, Erewash and Chesterfield.

What to expect

Housing Delivery Test

No consequence within the 2021 Housing Delivery Test.

Up-To-Date Local Plan

City of Derby Local Plan Review Saved Policies
Derby City Local Plan Part 1 (Core Strategy) Policies

Customer Service

Customer service at Derby is adequate with some communication during the application lifecycle however managers tend to hide behind officers.

Decision Making Behaviour

Decision making behaviour is adequate and in line with established practice.

Article 4 Directions

Conservation Area Alterations Only

Nitrate Effected Areas


Last Decision’s

  • Two storey side and single storey front extensions to dwelling house (porch, garage, utility, W.C., bedroom and en-suite) – 14 Meerbrook Close, Derby, DE21 2BE

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