Towards a Minerals Local Plan for Derbyshire and Derby

Towards a Strategy for Sand and Gravel

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 sand and gravel is considered to be a strategic matter by virtue of the fact that the market for the material involves cross boundary movements.  We have liaised with and will continue to liaise with MPAs where surveys show that Derbyshire’s sand and gravel is sold and those MPAs from which sand and gravel is exported to the Plan area, to ensure that provision is maintained at the necessary level to allow these movements to continue.  We have worked with the Peak District National Park Authority in the preparation of a joint Local Aggregates Assessment.

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.