Towards a Minerals Local Plan for Derbyshire and Derby

Towards a Strategy for Building Stone

Duty to Co-operate

4         Duty to Co-operate

4.1       National Planning Practice Guidance sets out that in planning for minerals extraction, mineral planning authorities are expected to co-operate with other authorities on strategic matters.

4.2       The provision of building stone is considered to be a strategic matter by virtue of the fact that the market for the material involves significant cross boundary movements.  We have liaised with and will continue to liaise with MPAs where surveys show that Derbyshire’s building stone is sold, to ensure that provision is maintained at the necessary level to allow these movements to continue.

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