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Lower rate of people who have attended a
museum or art gallery in the last 12 months
when compared to the city figure.
Lower than average percentage of book
loans to children from Central library.
More people taking part in physical activities
The proportion of year 4 students attending
schools achieving 7 hours of moderate
physical activity a week is below average.
Lower than Derby average gym membership.
Figure 1: Map of Arboretum ward. Please refer to this when using the maps in other
General Ward Description
by the wards of Normanton, Abbey, Darley, Derwent, Alvaston and Sinfin. The ward contains
two distinct sub areas including the city centre to the north and the mainly residential
Rosehill area to the south.
The city centre can be accessed along all of the transport corridors within the city, whilst the
accessed along the Burton Road, Stenson Road, Osmaston Road and London Road
The city centre is the driver of Derby’s economy and the heart of Derby’s cultural life. It is the
surrounded by the urban area and has therefore been developed up to its borders with other
wards. There are no areas of green belt or green wedge and therefore future development
opportunities are constrained to brownfield sites such as Becketwell, the former Mackworth
College site, the former DRI site, the Castleward area and North Riverside. The City Centre
Regeneration Framework identifies a number of other potential development sites.
Despite being densely developed, the city centre contains some important open spaces
areas located either fully or partially within the ward including Arboretum, Hartington Street,
the Railway Area, the City Centre and Friar Gate. These contain a number of listed and
locally listed buildings, such as the Silk Mill, the Guildhall Market and the Central Library.
Part of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site (WHS) is located within the ward and
Areas in the north and west of the ward are within Flood Zones 2 and 3 and subsequently
flooding is a significant issue that needs to be considered in the city centre. The Environment
Agency is currently drawing up plans known as the 'Blue Corridor' to improve flood
protection in the city centre. Draft proposals will be published in 2012.
The Rosehill area is predominantly residential and is characterised by high density terraced
and early 20
Centuries to provide
new housing for people working in the local industries such as the Vulcan Iron Foundry and
the Rolls Royce works in nearby Osmaston. The area is centred upon the vibrant Normanton
Road linear retail centre and the Arboretum public park, which is the oldest public park in the
city. Normanton Road is a busy high street and is the main hub of activity in the area.
However, the car dominated nature of the centre detracts from the overall environmental
quality of the centre. The quality of the housing stock and the number of vacancies are
significant issues in the Rosehill area.
New development in recent years has been limited to small infill sites, although the
dwellings into the area.
The proportion of residents living in Arboretum and travelling to work by car or van is the
Local Development Framework - Neighbourhood Overview
Spatial and Transport Planning, DERBY CITY COUNCIL (DCC)