Towards a Minerals Local Plan for Derbyshire and Derby

Towards a Restoration Strategy for Carboniferous Limestone Quarries

Duty to Cooperate

6          Duty to Co-operate

6.1       The development of a strategy for the restoration of Carboniferous Limestone quarries is considered to be a strategic issue as the restored sites will cover a large area and can have an impact on adjoining administrative areas. In view of the location of many of the hard rock quarries adjacent or close to the Peak District National Park it is particularly important that we take into account impacts on the Park.

6.2       In developing the strategy, therefore, we will continue to work closely with mineral operators, local planning authorities, adjoining mineral planning authorities, the Peak District National Park Authority and other organisations, for example, the Local Nature Partnership, in order to achieve a co-ordinated approach to restoration.