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Swadlincote Town Centre Masterplan

The Masterplan is an exciting 10-15 year package of improvements, to Swadlincote's main shopping streets and gateways to the town. The multi million pound package includes extensive re-paving in high quality attractive materials, tree planting, street lighting and providing attractive street furniture whilst ridding the streets of unnecessary clutter. The aim of the project is to encourage business growth, create new jobs and regenerate vacant brownfield sites in and around the town centre through street improvements that enhance Swadlincote's historic character.
Church street after

Following the successful completion of the first phase of the Swadlincote Town Centre Masterplan the council is now progressing Phase 2.

Our vision is to make South Derbyshire a healthier, more prosperous, safer place to live. The Swadlincote Masterplan will help us to involve the community in decisions about the town centre, safeguard our environment for future generations, support local businesses and create a climate for inward investment. Improvements to the physical environment of the town centre will help to develop Swadlincote as a key visitor destination within the National Forest.

The full plan was approved in June 2006 and can be viewed below. The council will use the plan over the next ten years and beyond to guide future improvements, to obtain external funding including contributions from developers and to promote development and inward investment in the town.Civic Way 'before' and 'after'

The Derby and Derbyshire Economic Partnership have part funded both the masterplan and the first phase of its implementation.

Swadlincote Town Centre Masterplan

The relevant documents are available in the related documents section.

Phase 1, a £361,000 package of enhancement was completed in March 2008. Substantial improvements have been made at the eastern gateway to the town and include:

  • The construction of a traditionally-designed red brick wall with saddle back clay copings along Civic Way from Instore to East End Drive.
  • The relocation of the recycling point at the entrance to the East End car park
  • The planting of mature London Plane trees along Civic Way
  • The repaving of three footpaths, known locally as ‘jitties’, using traditional blue clay pavers
  • The resurfacing of Church Street re-introducing pink granite kerbs and grey granite channel blocks
  • Improved lighting to Church Street and the ‘jitties’

Contact details

South Derbyshire District Council
Planning Services
Civic Offices
Civic Way
DE11 0AH

Tel: 01283 228764
Online: contact form

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