Haslam’s Foundry

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Derby City Council is planning to redevelop the site of the former Haslam’s Foundry (Aida Engineering also knoFoundry facadewn as Aida Bliss) on City Road to provide new affordable homes.We are proposing a mixture of apartments, houses, commercial units and the creation of open space on the site.

This would be the biggest investment in new Council homes in Derby for over 40 years, so we want to get it right. We are sharing our plans so that local residents and anyone with an interest can comment on them, and help us to improve them before we submit a planning application.

Before you complete the survey, we recommend you look at our background document. It will tell you about:

  • History and heritage

  • Flood risk

  • Do we need more council homes?

  • Can we re-use the existing buildings?

  • Preserving the historic wall

This survey is in six parts:

  1. Apartments

  1. Houses at south of site

  1. Houses facing City Road

  1. Commercial units

  1. Open space in the north-east corner

  1. Signage and heritage

Each part will explain one aspect of the proposed redevelopment, including some images taken from the full plans (which you can download on the right with our video which takes you on virtual walk through of our plans).

To take part in the survey please click on the tab below. You may want to watch the video and read our plans before you begin the survey. You can can find these on the right hand side of this page.

To take part please complete the survey below by Sunday 13 March 2022

Derby City Council is planning to redevelop the site of the former Haslam’s Foundry (Aida Engineering also knoFoundry facadewn as Aida Bliss) on City Road to provide new affordable homes.We are proposing a mixture of apartments, houses, commercial units and the creation of open space on the site.

This would be the biggest investment in new Council homes in Derby for over 40 years, so we want to get it right. We are sharing our plans so that local residents and anyone with an interest can comment on them, and help us to improve them before we submit a planning application.

Before you complete the survey, we recommend you look at our background document. It will tell you about:

  • History and heritage

  • Flood risk

  • Do we need more council homes?

  • Can we re-use the existing buildings?

  • Preserving the historic wall

This survey is in six parts:

  1. Apartments

  1. Houses at south of site

  1. Houses facing City Road

  1. Commercial units

  1. Open space in the north-east corner

  1. Signage and heritage

Each part will explain one aspect of the proposed redevelopment, including some images taken from the full plans (which you can download on the right with our video which takes you on virtual walk through of our plans).

To take part in the survey please click on the tab below. You may want to watch the video and read our plans before you begin the survey. You can can find these on the right hand side of this page.

To take part please complete the survey below by Sunday 13 March 2022

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    This consultation is aimed at gathering feedback on some suggested proposals around the redevelopment of the Haslam’s Foundry site. Derby City Council bought the former Haslam Foundry (Aida Engineering) site in 2018It had been derelict for around 15 years at that point. 

    The main reason for buying it was to build a new flood defence across the site as part of the Our City Our River programme, which we completed in 2020. About half of the site, on the river side, has been grassed over and cannot be built on. The remaining site, between the flood wall and Chester Green, can now be redeveloped. 

    There is a major need for more affordable homes in Derby, and there is money available to develop them.

    Our designs for the site are not final yet, but we want to share them with the community and get some feedback before we submit a planning application. If we are successful in getting planning permission, and the Cabinet approves the investment, work on the site could begin late in 2022. You can read more about our plans in our background document.

    Please submit your response by Sunday, 13 March 2022 

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