Plan to breathe new life into vacant sites in Derby city centre
Key Derby city centre sites that have stood empty for years are to be investigated for development potential.
A group of Derby City Council councillors are looking at what can be done to kick-start sites such as Friar Gate Goods Yard and Central Square on Cathedral Road.
The authority's Corporate Scrutiny and Climate Change Board will take views from developers, business leaders, politicians and city council officers to see if they can be put back to use.
Board chairman Mark Tittley said: "This review will investigate what can be done to stimulate regeneration, private investment and job creation in the city.
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"The Council has committed, through its £10 million regeneration fund, to support the private sector in bringing forward high quality developments and we need to understand why some of these schemes have not progressed.
The views of residents are also being sought.
Residents are welcome to attend review meetings which are being held this evening (Wednesday) and next Tuesday at Saxon House in Derby and on January 15 in the Council House.
Any views can be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or in writing to Saxon House, Heritage Gate, Friary Street, Derby DE1 1AN.