Outdoor food market gets go-ahead after two previous rejections

The plan of The Yard

The Derby City Council planning committee has approved the development of an outdoor artisan food and beverage market in a city centre regeneration area.

The proposals had been rejected twice before, and it was expected that it would be refused a third time.

The project, called The Yard Derby, includes 10 retail units located away from the Grade II*-listed St. Peter’s Church and the Grade II*-listed Old Grammar School.

The plans also feature a seating area with a capacity for up to 100 people.

Burton Abbey Developments will now build on the vacant plot of land in St Peter’s Churchyard.

Steve Wardle, owner of Yard Derby, said: “After over three years and three planning applications we are delighted to finally have planning approved for our development of an outdoor street food market on St Peter’s Churchyard in Derby City Centre. A big thank you to Jon Phipps and the team at Lathams, John Forkin, Amy Burton and all at Marketing Derby, Brad Worley and St Peter’s Quarter BID, Maxwell Craven, and all that have supported me during a frustrating few years!

“We are ready to start on site this summer, with completion expected next summer to tie in with the other exciting projects opening in Derby 2025, to name a few – The Becketwell Performance Venue, The New Market Hall, 8,000 new residential units and much more.”