The Local Plan Consultation on Growth Options is now live


The public consultation on proposals to develop housing on several sites in Erewash has been extended for a further five weeks and will now close on Monday 20 July.

Erewash Borough Council are committed to the timely replacement of the 2014 Core Strategy. A meeting of the Borough Council’s Full Council on Thursday 23 January 2020 approved a 12-week consultation over the Growth Options document, the first stage of Local Plan review. This helps to identify the locations of sufficient land to deliver the housing requirements of the Borough, including a map of rejected and preferred sites. The Borough Council would now like to hear views over its choice of preferred housing sites. The consultation began on Monday 27 January. An online version of the representation form where you can comment on proposals is available to access further down this page.

Several public exhibitions have been arranged where Council Officers will be on hand to discuss Growth Options proposals. These are scheduled to take place at the following locations:


  • Monday 10 February (12 noon to 7pm) – Kirk Hallam Social Club, Dallimore Road, Kirk Hallam
  • Tuesday 18 February (12 noon to 7pm) – Sawley Community Hall, Draycott Road, Sawley
  • Monday 24 February (12 noon to 7pm) – Function Room at Ilkeston Football Club, Awsworth Road


A helpful guide to all forms of engagement being undertaken by the Borough Council as part of this consultation can be found here.  

Accompanying the Growth Options document, a comprehensive Sustainability Appraisal has been produced which supports the preferred hierarchy of options and which results in a balanced strategy of development around Erewash. In total, 17 strategic growth areas (SGA) have been identified as part of the spatial growth options. An assessment of each SGA has been produced and includes a wide-range of information, including mapping, for each of the 17 sites. The table below presents each site and shows which of the three separate PDF documents the assessment can be found within:


SGA assessment


SGA1 – Land West of Acorn Way

SGA1 to 9

SGA2 – South of Beech Lane, West Hallam

SGA3 – Breadsall Hill Top

SGA5 – East of Borrowash

SGA6 – West of Borrowash

SGA7 – Land North of Cotmanhay

SGA9 – Hopwell Hall

SGA10 – South of Little Eaton

SGA10 to 15

SGA11 – South of Risley

SGA13 – New Grounds Farm, Sawley

SGA15 – West Hallam Depot

SGA16 – North of West Hallam

SGA16 to 20

SGA17 – Land North of Lock Lane, Sawley

SGA18 – Land South-West of Kirk Hallam

SGA19 – Maywood Golf Club

SGA20 – North of Draycott and Breaston

SGA21 – Stanton Regeneration Site

No assessment. Please see SPD prepared for site.


A key piece of evidence which informs all councils over the availability of land with potential to accommodate new housing in their areas is a Strategic Housing Land Availability Appraisal (SHLAA). Updating Erewash’s last SHLAA produced in 2014, work over the last two years has seen the Council publish a 2019 SHLAA. It has played an important role in the development of the Growth Options as it has provided the Council with information on the health of its five-year housing land supply. Completion of the 2019 SHLAA has enabled an update of Erewash’s five-year land supply (as at April 1 2019).

The Council’s most recently published Local Development Scheme sets out an ambitious programme for the production of a new Local Plan.


Growth Options document (PDF)

Sustainability Appraisal (SA) (PDF)

Representation Form Online

Representation Form Offline (PDF)

Erewash five-year housing land supply position – as at April 1st 2019 (PDF)

Consultation timeline for EBC Growth Options



Erewash Borough Council

Erewash Borough Council, Town Hall, Wharncliffe Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 5RP
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