Home Your Council About the Council Two Great Cities, One Vision: The Metro Strategy

Added together Derby and Nottingham is one of the UK’s most important urban areas and has also become one of the top 30 population centres in Europe. Both cities are predicted to have increased younger people living in them in the future, in contrast to the national trend of an ageing population.

The Metro Strategy aims to bring that potential together and join our urban voice, driving the jobs and prosperity that will fuel the Midlands as an engine for UK economic growth.

The Strategy is already bringing real benefits to residents in both cities with a discounted Metro trentbarton bus ticket offer for travelling to events in one city from another and a 'gym and swim' joint membership offer.

By 2030 Derby and Nottingham will: 

  • be internationally recognised as a vibrant, creative urban centre offering a great modern city lifestyle to its citizens and visitors
  • be renowned for producing world-class ideas, products and people with a leading voice in the UK and at Westminster
  • have a recognised identity across the world, known for the quality of its international relationships, with a passion for exchanging ideas and open for trade 
  • be seen as an efficient provider of high quality, resilient public services

By 2030 Derby and Nottingham will have a global reputation as an exciting place to live, work and play – you'll want to learn here, do business here, have fun here and make this great place your home.

Our Metropolitan Strategy has five big ambitions to drive us forward over the next 15 years:

Metro Enterprise - Promoting Derby and Nottingham world-wide to attract new investment; supporting businesses to innovate, diversify, find new markets, increase productivity and strengthen supply chain 

Metro Talent - Enhancing leadership, knowledge and creativity of skilled workers; nurturing young people to be ready for work in the 21st century

Connected Metro - Improving accessibility to the cities through the shared development of our transport corridors, application of new transport technologies and better integration with our superb rail and airport interchanges

Metro Living  - Providing a range of exciting and accessible opportunities for a modern urban lifestyle, befitting of a world-class urban area, where residents can live, earn and play through a wide range of sporting and cultural activities

Efficient Metro - Protecting and improving public services for all our Metropolitan citizens.

To find out more click the links to download the Derby Nottingham Metro Strategy document; the Programme Delivery Action Plan or one of the fact sheets providing essential information for residents, businesses and public sector partners.