Towards a Minerals Local Plan for Derbyshire and Derby

Towards a Vision and Objectives

Duty to Cooperate

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. The provision for a steady and appropriate supply of minerals and the implications of the corresponding development could have significant cross-boundary implications for neighbouring areas. The underlying principles of the minerals local plan and the detailed approach to the provision of the respective minerals will be established by the Vision and Objectives and these are relevant duty to co-operate matters. 

The Councils have undertaken discussions with authorities within the Plan area and with neighbouring authorities with an interest in mineral development 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 policy, to new development and proposals, and to undertake joint monitoring and evidence base production as required.