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South Derbyshire is a local government district in Derbyshiremarker, Englandmarker. It contains a third of the National Forest, and the council offices are in Swadlincotemarker.

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


Settlements in the district include:

Energy policy

In May 2006, a report commissioned by British Gas 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.

See also: Energy efficiency in British housing.


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%.

See also


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

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