Development Plan

Update March 2018;

The Plan has been examined and recommended for a formal vote or referendum, after SDDC has checked that the amendments made by the examiner are factually correct and give their approval.

The Plan is now designated as an ‘Emerging Plan’ which means that it has to be a material consideration when any issues detailed within it are considered for development.


Update February 2017;
The Neighbourhood Development Plan has now reached the last stage of public consultation. The plan is required to undergo a period of at least 6 weeks where members of the public and interested parties are invited to comment on the version known as the Pre-Submission Draft. Following this, the responses will be collated and reviewed. If the comments and arguments are compelling, the plan will be revised prior to submission, first to South Derbyshire District Council (the local planning authority), then to an independent examiner. If the examiner judges the plan to be ‘sound’, it will then proceed to a public referendum. Click on the link below to see the Pre-Submission Neighbourhood Development Plan.

To find out more visit Neighbourhood Plan.


Thank you to all who attended the Drop In Session at Milton Village hall on June 29th.  47 responses were recorded and many useful comments made.


January 2017 -The planning application has now being revised to 24 dwellings and will go to the SDDC planning meeting on 07.02.17

SDDC Local Plan – Part 2 – 40 More Houses Proposed for Repton.

South Derbyshire District Council is currently asking for responses to their public consultation on Part 2 of their draft Local Plan.

This covers many subjects, but of particular concern is SDDC’s proposal to allocate land adjacent to Burdett Way, off Milton Road, for the building of 40 new houses.( Initially Repton was to provide 124 dwellings but already planning permission has been approved for 148 without this additional allocation)

Milton relies on  Repton & Willington for services such as schools and healthcare, more dwellings in Repton can only increase the strain on these services.

Further road congestion and the ability of the local infrastructure to cope are also serious considerations.

Full details are available on the SDDC website –

You have till 15th August to have your say – please take the time to do so.

Your views must be submitted in writing, either by letter, by email or on SDDC’s questionnaire. The email address is: The postal address is: Planning Policy, South Derbyshire District Council, Civic Offices, Civic Way, Swadlincote DE11 0AH.