Towards a Minerals Local Plan for Derbyshire and Derby

Towards a Strategy for Safeguarding Mineral Resources

Exempt Developments

8     Exempt Developments

8.1  Not all proposals for development within or close to an MSA pose a risk to future minerals extraction in terms of sterilising resources and will, therefore, not have to be automatically referred to the MPA. To ensure that consultations are restricted to developments that would have a potential significant impact on mineral resources and to help ensure that consultation process is not too unwieldy, it is proposed to exempt the following categories of development from the MSA consultation process:

  • Applications for householder development (extensions).
  • Applications for alterations and extensions to existing buildings and for change of use of existing development, unless intensifying activity on site.
  • Applications for advertisement consent.
  • Applications for reserved matters, including subsequent applications after outline consent has been granted.
  • Development which is in accordance with the development plan where the plan took account of the prevention of mineral sterilisation and determined that prior extraction should not be considered when applications in a MSA came forward.
  • Prior notifications (telecoms, forestry, agriculture, demolition).
  • Certificates of lawfulness of existing use or development and certificates of lawfulness of proposed use or development.
  • Applications for works to trees.
  • Applications for temporary planning permission.

Do you agree with the list of developments in this list which are proposed to be exempted from the mineral consultation procedure?



8.2    This emerging strategy would ensure that relatively scarce mineral resources in urban areas, such as surface mined coal, sand & gravel and the dolomitised Permian Limestone around Whitwell are taken into account in the consideration of proposals for large scale development in urban areas.