Towards a Minerals Local Plan for Derbyshire and Derby

Towards a Strategy for Reducing Quarrying in the Peak Park

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.  This is considered to be a strategic matter by virtue of the implications of increasing gradually the production of aggregate crushed rock in Derbyshire while production in the National Park reduces.  This may affect supply patterns nationally, given the widespread use of the rock from Derbyshire and the Peak District National Park.  We have cooperated, and will continue to co-operate, with the Peak District National Park Authority and other relevant bodies regarding this issue.

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.