Towards a Minerals Local Plan for Derbyshire and Derby

Implementation and Monitoring

Other Topics to be Monitored

5        Other Topics to be Monitored

5.1       At this stage of plan production it is not possible identify precise indicators as these will depend upon the policies that are included in the final Plan. However, based upon the information which is currently monitored, it is considered that the following broad topic areas could be considered for monitoring:

  • Contextual information – background information relating to the state of the Plan area (or authority area) such as demographics, environmental designations, the economy
  • Sales and reserves of aggregate crushed rock and aggregate sand and gravel
  • Sales of secondary and recycled aggregates
  • Production levels and reserves of non-aggregate minerals (coal, oil and gas (conventional and unconventional), silica sand, clay, industrial limestone, vein minerals), including landbank requirements where applicable
  • Details of planning permissions granted for new mineral workings or extension or alterations to existing ones
  • Details of planning refusals, including the reasons for refusal
  • Details of any workings which have closed, been abandoned or mothballed
  • Details of progress with any restoration schemes
  • Number of enforcement issues addressed
  • Usage of Plan policies in the determination of planning applications
  • Location of new development relative to the spatial distribution set out in the Plan
  • Conformity of new development with the Strategic Principles set out in the Plan
  • Mineral tonnage moved by type of transport



Do you agree that this the approach set out in this paper is the correct approach? If you consider that additional or alternative approaches should be adopted please state the terms of your suggestion and state the reasons for doing so.