Derbyshire development approved

The Gateway Centre area of the ground will be renovated into a cricket centre of excellence and pavilion, while the Lund Pavilion will also have its facilities improved, with work starting at the end of the season.

The club have received a grant of £1million and could gain extra funds for further phases of development.

Chief executive Simon Storey said: "After a robust planning process we're delighted that work on the first phase of our redevelopment can now begin.

"To fulfil our ambition for success on the field, we need first-class facilities for players, members, spectators and our business customers."

  Derbyshire have been given permission to improve facilities at their 3aaa County Ground
Derbyshire have been given permission to improve facilities at their 3aaa County Ground