Towards a Minerals Local Plan for Derbyshire and Derby

Towards a Strategy for Cumulative Impacts

Progress so Far

6       Progress So Far - What you have said and how we have responded

6.1    The County and City Councils have undertaken a series of earlier consultation exercises.  Whilst these exercises did not identify cumulative impacts specifically as a distinct issue, they did seek to obtain your views about the most appropriate way to assess the acceptability or otherwise of minerals and waste development proposals. The emerging view was that you favoured a criterion based approach, which took all relevant factors into consideration.

6.2    In response to individual planning applications, many people have indicated the need for cumulative impacts to be taken into account, particularly where development proposals were located in the coalfield areas. This message was also prominent in the responses from those attending the sand and gravel drop-in sessions.