Towards a Minerals Local Plan for Derbyshire and Derby

Towards a Strategy for Building Stone

National Policy Considerations

2          National Policy Considerations

2.1       Part 13 of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) sets out the national approach to planning for the sustainable use of minerals.   At paragraph 144, it states that LPAs should consider how to meet demand for small scale extraction of building stone at or close to relic quarries needed for the repair of heritage assets and to recognise the mainly small scale, intermittent nature and impact of building and roofing stone quarries.

2.2       Part 12 of the NPPF sets out the national policy approach to the conservation and enhancement of the historic environment, referring to the treatment of historic buildings and the wider historic environment and the wide range of social, economic and environmental benefits that the conservation and enhancement of the historic environment can bring.  It recognises that new development within historic areas can make a positive contribution to the area.