Towards a Minerals Local Plan for Derbyshire and Derby

Towards a Strategy for Safeguarding Minerals Infrastructure

Introduction

This strategy considers how we might safeguard the minerals supply and transport infrastructure in Derbyshire and Derby. It is important to safeguard minerals related infrastructure to ensure that the minerals which are produced within Derbyshire and Derby and the surrounding areas are supplied to the market in the form required (e.g. concrete or coated road stone), and the potential to transport them in sustainable ways is maintained, including by rail and water. Safeguarding will also ensure that if development is proposed at (or potentially near to) any of the identified locations then the significance of the site in terms of retaining supply can be considered fully before decisions are made.