Since taking office in May 2019 the Parish Council has been very active in responding to Planning Applications submitted to South Derbyshire District Council. Our main focus is ensuring that due diligence is evident in the planning process which in turn should assure good housing developments that recognise the current circumstances of the village.

There are 3 sites which were embodied in SDDC's Local Plan Part 2. This means that they have been approved to proceed subject to detailed planning.

  • St Modwens (Hilton Valley) - 485 houses in 4 phases, plus industrial units. Phase 1 has been completed, and Phase 2a in progress. Around 150 houses now occupied.
  • Derby Road - 45 houses
  • Site by the Mandarin Restaurant - 34 houses

All residents can object to a planning application through the SDDC website. This guide is useful in deciding on what basis to object.