South Derbyshire

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For the parliamentary constituency, see South Derbyshire (UK Parliament constituency).
South Derbyshire District
District
Shown within Derbyshire
Shown within Derbyshire
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country England
Region East Midlands
Administrative county Derbyshire
Admin. HQ Swadlincote
Government
 • Type South Derbyshire District Council
 • Leadership: Alternative - Sec.31
 • Executive: Conservative
 • MP: Heather Wheeler
Area
 • Total 130.5 sq mi (338.1 km2)
Area rank 128th
Population (2011 est.)
 • Total 94,900
 • Rank Ranked 245th
 • Density 730/sq mi (280/km2)
Time zone Greenwich Mean Time (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) British Summer Time (UTC+1)
ONS code 17UK (ONS)
E07000039 (GSS)
Ethnicity 95.6% White
2.3% S.Asian[1]
Website south-derbys.gov.uk

South Derbyshire is a local government district in Derbyshire, England. It contains a third of the National Forest, and the council offices are in Swadlincote.[2]

The district was formed on 1 April 1974 as a merger of the Swadlincote urban district along with Repton Rural District and part of South East Derbyshire Rural District.

Settlements[edit]

Settlements in the district include:

Energy policy[edit]

Panorama of the A50 in South Derbyshire

In May 2006, a report commissioned by British Gas[3] showed that housing in South Derbyshire produced the 19th highest average carbon emissions in the country at 6,929 kg of carbon dioxide per dwelling. As a way of helping to reduce these emissions, the local councils have since given out leaflets and flyers telling people information about climate change.

Population[edit]

Relative to Derbyshire, the East Midlands and England as a whole the population of South Derbyshire is expected to rise by 23% in forecasts from a 2005 population of 88,000 to a 2025 population of 108,600. No other district in Derbyshire is expected to grow at even half this rate. The figures for the East Midlands as whole over this time range is 10.5% with both Derbyshire and England as a whole being similar but less. Derby is forecast to grow by only 6%.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ South Derbyshire government site accessed 28 December 2007
  3. ^ Gas report
  4. ^ Population, Derbyshire County Council, 14 October 2008

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 52°48′N 1°32′W / 52.800°N 1.533°W / 52.800; -1.533