Contact has been made with all the local government bodies responsible for the areas that the planned route will cross or run close to. This includes the Derby and Derbyshire councils, Borough Councils on the route and all the interested Parish Councils. Most of the bodies contacted have already provided expressions of support with the remainder in the process of considering their position and likely to provide support in the near future.
The Working Group driving the creation of the cycleway are working closely with Derby City Council and the local D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) on facilitating an initial phase of the Derwent Valley Cycleway between the city centre and A38 as part of the Our City Our River flood alleviation initiative. This initial phase (called Super Connected Cycling) is part of a wider LEP programme of projects seeking to improve the attractiveness of Derby for cyclists and provide direct routes through the city connecting the Derby travel to work area (which includes Belper and Duffield) to Infinity Park Derby, one of the LEP’s primary employment projects.