Allestree Rewilding

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Derby City Council is working with Derbyshire Wildlife Trust and the University of Derby on a rewilding project for Allestree Park. A 12 week consultation is taking place with the community to develop the plans for what would be the first large-scale urban rewilding project in the UK.

Rewilding Allestree Park could bring the city wide-ranging benefits; you can read our recent press release which provides more information on why rewilding is good for us and our planet. Through rewilding, nature’s recovery in Derby would be supported by providing more space for wildlife-rich habitats and potential species reintroductions. It would also help the Council meet its carbon reduction targets by increasing Derby’s carbon storage capacity. Rewilding would also give Derby a “Natural Health Service” providing more opportunities for residents to improve their wellbeing by connecting with nature-rich greenspace.

We are looking for the views of residents in Derby and those who visit Allestree Park before we make any final decisions.

How can you have your say?

You can take part in various ways through our online survey which can be completed anonymously or take part in one of the quick polls.

Why not give some of your ideas around rewilding or share suggestions? To do this use the ‘Our Ideas’ tab below, also take part in the forums or provide a story. When providing feedback on the ideas, forums or stories you will be asked to provide your email address and select a screen name. Please note these are moderated so any rude or offensive comments will not be published.

Events

Over the 12 week consultation period we will be hosting and attending events. Look out for details of these, where you can come along and talk to Derbyshire Wildlife Trust and the Parks Team face to face.

This consultation closes on the 11 April 2022.

Derby City Council logo
Derbyshire Wildlife Trust logo





Allestree Parkland image

Derby City Council is working with Derbyshire Wildlife Trust and the University of Derby on a rewilding project for Allestree Park. A 12 week consultation is taking place with the community to develop the plans for what would be the first large-scale urban rewilding project in the UK.

Rewilding Allestree Park could bring the city wide-ranging benefits; you can read our recent press release which provides more information on why rewilding is good for us and our planet. Through rewilding, nature’s recovery in Derby would be supported by providing more space for wildlife-rich habitats and potential species reintroductions. It would also help the Council meet its carbon reduction targets by increasing Derby’s carbon storage capacity. Rewilding would also give Derby a “Natural Health Service” providing more opportunities for residents to improve their wellbeing by connecting with nature-rich greenspace.

We are looking for the views of residents in Derby and those who visit Allestree Park before we make any final decisions.

How can you have your say?

You can take part in various ways through our online survey which can be completed anonymously or take part in one of the quick polls.

Why not give some of your ideas around rewilding or share suggestions? To do this use the ‘Our Ideas’ tab below, also take part in the forums or provide a story. When providing feedback on the ideas, forums or stories you will be asked to provide your email address and select a screen name. Please note these are moderated so any rude or offensive comments will not be published.

Events

Over the 12 week consultation period we will be hosting and attending events. Look out for details of these, where you can come along and talk to Derbyshire Wildlife Trust and the Parks Team face to face.

This consultation closes on the 11 April 2022.

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  • How can we support nature?

    6 months ago
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    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    As part of the Urban rewilding and re-purposing of Allestree Park – we want to support nature and help Derby’s carbon footprint. Below are our targets around Urban Rewilding. Please tell us what you think to these targets and if there is anything missing. 

    • Support nature recovery in the Derby region, providing more space for a range of nature-rich habitats and potential new species reintroduction
    • Increase the city’s carbon storage and sequestering capacity and contribute to Derby City Council’s carbon reduction targets
    • Provide a Natural Health Service, giving a home to the city’s first Wild Wellbeing Hub and facilitate more opportunities for Derby’s residents to connect with nature
    • Contribute to the local economy with a range of new and exciting nature-based enterprises and make Derby a more vibrant, green and attractive place to live and visit. 

    Please add a comment and give your ideas, other people can comment on your suggestions and can like this if they agree. Note all comments are moderated before sharing so any offensive or slanderous comments will not be approved.

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