Funding. Place Projects - 22 March 2019

Public consultation event on Becketwell Derby City development

The public, residents and businesses can view Derby City Council proposals to regenerate the city’s Becketwell area – being developed with £8.1million funding from D2N2 LEP.

The public consultation is being staged by property developers St James Securities on the ground floor of Derby’s intu Centre, (area in front of the main entrance to Boots on Devonshire Walk) from 10am to 7pm next Thursday (March 28). An aerial sketch of the site proposals is shown.

Leeds-based property developer St James Securities (SJS) is working in partnership with Derby City Council on the Becketwell’s regeneration; set to include a mix of homes, workspaces, a hotel, retail and leisure uses, and a new public square. The site was once a bustling commercial centre, which included the former Debenhams building on Victoria Street. 

The D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership – the private sector-led Partnership of business, local authorities, skills and training providers, and community and voluntary services which promotes economic growth across Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire – is part funding the development plans with £8.1m. This funding has come via D2N2’s Local Growth Fund (LGF) allocation from the UK Government; funding used to co-invest with partners in major capital and infrastructure projects, which have a direct positive impact on the area’s economy and job numbers.

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Views from the public consultation will be taken onboard by Derby City Council, ahead of the submission of an outline planning application for the Becketwell site, set to be submitted in May (2019). This will be accompanied by a range of technical documentation covering matters such as traffic generation and car parking, air quality, ecology, ground contamination, flood risk and drainage assessments.

Subject to planning consent being granted, work on the demolition of the former Debenhams building is set to take place in 2019, with construction work then set to commence in spring 2020.

For further information on the Becketwell regeneration see the Derby City Council web link at

For more on how the D2N2 LEP is helping back major infrastructure projects across its area see its website at

Media wanting more information about the D2N2 LEP can contact D2N2 Communications Manager Sean Kirby on 0115 9578749 or email:

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