South Derbyshire is a predominantly rural District in central England covering an area of over 100 square miles. Its population currently stands at 107,200 in the 2021 census and forecasts suggest that by 2031 the number of people who call it home will have risen to more than 112,000.
The convergence of the A38 and A50 in the District and with the country’s second largest freight airport on the doorstep, South Derbyshire is one of the best-connected areas in the country.
The District is also at the heart of The National Forest which brings economic, environmental and social benefits. In a period when concern for the environment is more prominent than ever, as part of the District’s growth, a careful eye is being kept on protecting the environment and promoting responsible behaviour.
For many years the District has been the fastest growing in Derbyshire and is currently one of the fastest growing areas in England. This reflects that the area offers a high quality of life and is a place people want to live, visit and invest.
Our Vision and Values
Our values are important, they underpin the way we operate as an organisation and will help and inspire us to achieve our vision.
Our Vision is:
To make South Derbyshire a great place to live, visit and invest.
Together we will:
- Take pride in our place We will promote responsible behaviour and are committed to creating a more sustainable district.
- Have respect for everyone We will listen, be honest and act with integrity at all times.
- Achieve excellence in all we do We will take pride in our District, always striving for continuous improvement.