We have just been appointed to prepare an Accommodation Strategy for Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. The work has been commissioned by Nottinghamshire County Council on behalf of the County Council, Derbyshire County Council and D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership, and will be managed by the Experience Nottinghamshire and Visit Peak District & Derbyshire DMOs. The purpose of the work is to assess the potential for hotel and visitor accommodation development across the two counties, and to put in place a strategy for public sector intervention to accelerate investment into the sector, in order to grow overnight stays. We will be progressing a comprehensive programme of research and consultations including a review of national hotel and visitor accommodation trends; an audit of the current accommodation provision across the two counties; a review of current accommodation development proposals; various modules of research to assess current accommodation performance and market demand; a number of elements of work to assess the potential for future growth in demand for accommodation; an audit of potential sites for the development of hotels and major visitor accommodation projects; and consultations with hotel and visitor accommodation operators and developers to assess their interest in the two counties. The work will be progressed in May and June.