Towards a Minerals Local Plan for Derbyshire and Derby

Towards a Strategy for Cumulative Impacts

Duty to Cooperate

5      Duty to Co-operate

5.1    The Duty to Co-operate was created by the Localism Act 2011, which places a legal duty on local planning authorities, county councils and public bodies to engage constructively, actively and on an ongoing basis to maximise the effectiveness of Local Plan preparation relating to strategic cross-boundary matters. This is embodied in the NPPF and NPPG.

5.2    The Councils have undertaken discussions with neighbouring authorities on a number of shared mineral and waste issues. The outcome of these discussions so far is that the authorities have agreed jointly to set out how they will proceed to ensure the development of a consistent and complementary approach towards minerals and waste policy, to the capacity and resources within the respective areas, to new development and proposals, and to undertake joint monitoring and evidence base production as required.

5.3    Cumulative impacts have been recognised jointly as a strategic issue. It is also recognised that cumulative impacts from minerals and waste developments can affect district and borough council areas within the Plan area and adjacent authorities outside the county, and that other forms of development for which those authorities are the local planning authority can influence the assessment of cumulative impacts from new minerals and waste developments.