The CCP outlined our client’s plan for a major urban development of 800 new homes in Derby, and detailed Phase 1 which consisted of 240 homes. The scale of this development caused neighbouring areas to raise their concerns. The site of this development straddled three electoral wards. Its scale called for considerable infrastructure work, including a new school. At 800 homes, this was a significant urban extension to Derby. Residents, politicians and planners were all very cautious and had many concerns.
Bellway Homes commissioned extensive consultation and engagement work. The CCP had to devise a wide-ranging programme of works to highlight the wide array of benefits of the proposal and to reiterate the fact that this housing was essential to deliver on the growth agenda for the whole district. The size of the site meant that different neighbouring areas had different concerns and priorities for the new development and the CCP’s strategy had to reflect that.