At the planning meeting held by Derby City Council from 6pm on 7th July 2011 the Outline Planning Application was approved in an unanimous decision. Committee Chairman Robin Wood said the application was the best thing the committee had considered for a long, long time.

Derby City have taken the lead role in coordinating the application and so it is expected that S Derbyshire and Erewash Councils will also approve their sections on 1st July and 27th July respectively.

The Trust and Society is looking to promote this success locally on Radio and TV as well as through the Derby Telegraph. We already have a strong Society membership, but now is the time for those interested to join. Increased membership demonstrates the community’s desire to achieve the restoration and provides funds which can be matched with grants, etc to fund restoration and gives a greater pool of volunteer labour for the Society’s work parties. Please use this website to register interest.