Towards a Minerals Local Plan for Derbyshire and Derby

Towards a Strategy for Hydrocarbons

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. The distribution of hydrocarbon resources in the UK and the energy needs of the country represent significant cross-boundary matters for this Minerals Local Plan and those of neighbouring authorities. Derbyshire County Council and Derby City Council will continue to engage with all relevant authorities and public bodies over matters relating to the development of a complementary approach to the extraction of hydrocarbons and this will be used to help formulate the policies of the new Minerals Local Plan.