Towards a Minerals Local Plan for Derbyshire and Derby

Towards a Restoration Strategy for Carboniferous Limestone Quarries

Current Minerals Local Plan

4          Current Minerals Local Plan

4.1       The adopted Derby and Derbyshire Minerals Local Plan, 2000 with coal alteration adopted 2002, has policies for both existing and proposed mineral workings in the Plan area, which include protecting the environment and providing for progressive restoration to a beneficial after-use. Policies seek to:

  • strike a balance between the demand for all mineral resources and the need to protect the environment, having regard to the principles of sustainable development.
  • protect the character, quality and the diversity of the County’s landscapes including their nature conservation, historic and water environments.
  • provide for enhancement of the environment, reflecting the major opportunity that restored mineral sites can contribute.