Derby City Council will be holding a series of free drop-in events later this month, to provide information on a project which will provide new flood defenses in Derby, part funded by the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership.
The free sessions are designed to provide information on the progress of the project and will be held on:
- Tuesday, August 11 – Room 11, Council House, Corporation Street – 11.00am to 5.30pm
- Wednesday, August 12 – Chester Green Community Centre, Darley Playing Fields, Old Chester Road – 2.30pm to 6.30pm
- Saturday, August 15 – Darley Abbey Village Hall, Abbey Yard, Darley Abbey – 10.00am to 4.00pm
The River Derwent, which runs through Derby
D2N2, the Local Enterprise Partnership for Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, secured £12million of investment for the project through the first wave of Growth Deals, announced in July of 2014. This first growth deal, along with a second wave of additional growth deal funding announced in January of 2015, unlocked some £196m for the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire area. Some of the other projects that were chosen to receive growth deal funding were:
- Infinity Park, Derby – Developing this important employment site through site access and remediation including flood alleviation.
- Bioscience Expansion, Nottingham – expansion of floorspace next to Biocity to accommodate growing firms and allow space for new start-ups.
- Newark Southern Link Road – a new single carriageway road linking the A1 and A46 on the south side of Newark, serving a major urban extension on south side of Newark.
- Vision University Centre, Mansfield – The Vision University Centre will create a new teaching and learning space with state of the art facilities to support local people gain higher level vocational skills. Creating opportunities to access higher level skills locally will support increased progression among young people and ensure employers can access the higher level skills they need.
- Ashbourne Airfield Access – Provision of a new access and link road to unlock development land providing an additional 300 housing and 500 jobs.
- Buxton Crescent – Large hotel and spa development, bringing Grade 1 and 2 listed buildings back into use, boosting the visitor economy and delivering 140 direct jobs
The project is expected to be completed by 2021 and is split into 3 sections:
- Between Alfreton Road Industrial Estate in the north and Sowter Road in the south, with the exception of works at Darley Abbey Mills Bridge.
- Breadsall, Darley Abbey Mills Bridge, all sites between North Riverside and Meadow Lane, and sites at Derby Junction Railway Bridge, Pride Park, Ambaston and Shardlow.
- From Chaddesden Sidings & Triangle and Raynesway on the north side of the river, plus Alvaston Park on the south side of the river.