Towards a Minerals Local Plan for Derbyshire and Derby

Towards a Strategy for Safeguarding Mineral Resources

Duty to Cooperate

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 cross boundary matters.


4.2    The safeguarding of mineral resources is considered to be a strategic cross boundary matter by virtue of the fact that minerals are of national and local economic importance which straddle administrative boundaries and are often transported significant distances to where they are used.  It will be important, therefore, to ensure that a co-ordinated approach is taken to the safeguarding of minerals which cross administrative boundaries and to ensure also that safeguarding policies are compatible between authorities.  We have liaised with, and will continue to liaise with, adjoining MPAs regarding this issue.

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.