Consultations

EBC Quarterly Tracker Survey - Now Closed.

These surveys ask general questions about Erewash Borough Council, the services it provides and their methods of communication. The same questions are used on a regular (quarterly) basis to allow the council to monitor and compare its performance over time.

EBC's quarterly Tracker Surveys will be available for completion here during 2022/23 in the following months:

  • September 2022;
  • November and December 2022;
  • February and March 2023.

For more information about Tracker Survey findings please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Erewash Borough Council Core Strategy Review - Consultation now closed. 

The consultation was open from Monday 14th March until Monday 9th May 2022. Any enquiries, including requests for hard copies of the information can be directed to the Planning Policy team by: email – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or telephone – (0115) 9072244 ext. 3150.

At the Full Council meeting in March 2022, councillors approved an eight-week consultation on the draft Core Strategy Review (Publication Version). Taking into account previous consultation responses from 2020 to 2021, the document now contains several draft policies containing the following:

  • Housing strategy and allocation sites;
  • Employment;
  • Town, Local and Village Centres;
  • Transport and
  • Green Infrastructure

Development of these policies has been guided by the work of a comprehensive Sustainability Appraisal (SA). The SA has helped to provide an understanding of impacts from the emerging policies and reduce any anticipated effects on key environmental, social and economic objectives.

All papers associated with the consultation can be found on the downloads and links section of this EBC webpage.

Levelling Up Fund Ilkeston Consultation - Now Closed

Ilkeston residents and local businesses are being encouraged to help Erewash Borough Council to develop and submit a realistic bid for government funding to invest in the town. 

This is the first part of the council's two-stage consultation as it attempts to obtain up to £20m from the government's nationwide Levelling Up initiative. The bid is a vital step to securing funding for projects that will improve everyday life for Ilkeston residents and visitors to the town.

The council would like local people and businesses to help them identify ambitious and practical ideas to help regenerate the town centre and provide support for cultural and heritage development.

"We have a real opportunity of making a difference but it can only happen with the support of the Ilkeston community. We need to know what really matters to the people of Ilkeston and that's what we're trying to find out in this first step. I would urge people to get involved and take part in this survey, we need your help to identify possible but realistic value for money projects." 

Councillor Bryn Lewis, Lead Member for Town Centres.

For more information about this survey please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Erewash Economic Development Strategy 2022-2027 - Now Closed

Have your say on economic development in Erewash over the next five years.

The draft Erewash Economic Development Strategy sets out the steps that the council needs to take to ensure that the borough's thriving and vibrant economy is able to grow and take full advantage of future opportunities. The draft strategy is available on the council's website and it outlines three strategic priorities:

  • Town centres;
  • Rural Recreation;
  • Supporting Development and Business Growth.

The strategy includes proposals to bring empty shops back into commercial use, extending the network of multi-user trails and enabling start-up and existing businesses to grow and flourish through advice and support.

Granby Park Play Area Consultation - Now Closed

Erewash Borough Council asked residents help to decide how to use £34,000 funding to improve the facilities at Granby Park Play Area, Cotmanhay Road, Ilkeston, DE7 8LL. The funds will be used to provide additional equipment on the park and residents were asked to choose the one type of equipment that they would like to see added to Granby Park Play Area from these two options:

* Play equipment - providing additional pieces of equipment suitable for children up to the age of 12.

* Gym equipment - installing individual pieces of outdoor gym equipment which encourages people of all ages to exercise and have a healthier lifestyle.

The survey results will be used by the council as part of a tender and selection process which will be completed later this year. Following this process another survey will be available which will ask residents to choose their preferred equipment design option, with the most popular taken forward and installed in summer 2023.

For more information about the Granby Park project please contact; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Petersham Play Area Consultation - Now closed

A new play area is planned for Petersham Public Open Space, Briar Gate, Long Eaton with completion scheduled for late summer 2022. Erewash Borough Council has undertaken a tender and selection process which has identified two possible design options. During January and February the council asked residents which option they preferred to help identify the most popular option to be taken forward.

For more information about the survey findings and the refurbishment project please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0115 9072244 ext. 3886/3889 or write to Erewash Borough Council, Resources Directorate (Green Space & Street Scene), Merlin House, Merlin Way, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 4RA.

EBC 2022-23 Budget Survey - Now Closed

In common with previous financial years, Erewash Borough Council will have to make significant savings to balance its 2022-23 revenue budget as the council continues to strive to maintain front line services whilst identifying on-going efficiency savings. Residents were asked to complete a survey, which closed on 30 January 2022, and identify which services are the most and least important to them. The survey findings will be used to help inform the priority-setting agenda for the council.

Long Eaton Towns Fund Consultation - Survey Now Closed

Long Eaton is writing a Town Investment Plan in an attempt to secure £25 million of mainly capital funding to improve the town. Part of the money will be spent on increasing footfall in the town centre and making Long Eaton an even more vibrant and pleasant place to live, work and visit.

Following an initial consultation during the summer, where the Board asked what investments the community would like to see in Long Eaton, it is now seeking feedback on a number of suggested projects.

Long Eaton communities are asked to consider and provide feedback on these projects which will then be used to develop the final Town Investment Plan for submission to central government.

Consultation findings regarding the project proposals were reported to the Long Eaton Town Board meeting held in November 2020. 

Dates of future Town Board Board meetings and more information about the Board and the project proposals can be found on the Long Eaton Towns Fund Board website (opens in a new window)

Derbyshire County Council

Derbyshire County Council (DCC) is committed to listening and learning from local people and provide important services to residents, visitors, employers and employees in the county and are always looking for ways to improve them.

Finding out what people think of the services DCC provide is essential because it helps the council to work out how to improve them and their commitment to consult ensures this will happen. Consultation is the process of informed communication between DCC and the users of their services prior to the council making a policy decision or determining changes to service delivery.

Details about current DCC consultations carried out in the past and those planned for the future can be found at Derbyshire County Council Have Your Say (opens in a new window) where you can read about the purpose of each consultation, find out who is being consulted and how to get involved.