Towards a Minerals Local Plan for Derbyshire and Derby

Towards a Strategy for the River Valleys

Duty to Co-operate

4      Duty to Co-operate

4.1    The development of a long term coordinated strategy for the Trent Valley is a strategic issue as it covers a number of administrative areas and therefore requires the cooperation of a number of organisations which cover these different areas.  We have and will continue to work closely with the mineral operators (Cemex, Hansons, Lafarge/Tarmac), local planning authorities (South Derbyshire District Council) adjoining MPAs (Nottinghamshire, Staffordshire and Leicestershire) to ensure a coordinated approach is taken to the strategy and also with other organisations (including the Local Economic Partnership and the Local Nature Partnership and East Midlands Airport, Nature After Minerals and The Canal and River Trust) in the preparation and development of the strategy. 

4.2    We will be seeking your views on Duty to Co-operate issues in a separate paper, which will be published later in the process.