Minerals local plan
We work with Derbyshire County Council to produce planning policy guidance in mineral local plans for developments involving mineral extraction in the area. The Minerals Plan will help when determining any applications for minerals developments, for example quarries.
It covers all of Derby and Derbyshire, outside the Peak District National Park.
What new plans are being produced?
Derby City Council is working with Derbyshire County Council to prepare a new Joint Minerals Local Plan (MLP) for Derbyshire and Derby. Derbyshire County Council leads on the preparation of the Plan with support from Derby City Council.
The plan will set out priorities for delivering sustainable minerals development through its vision and strategic objectives. This plan will cover the period to 2038 and, when adopted, will replace the saved polices in the adopted Minerals Local Plan 2000 (incorporating First Alteration: Coal - 2002).
A significant amount of work and consultation has already been undertaken to develop the MLP, culminating in consultation on a full draft plan in March/April 2022. Responses to this have informed the development of this Publication Plan which is itself now being consulted on for a period of 8 weeks, from 7 March 2023. This Publication Plan, also known as the Pre-Submission Plan, will then be Submitted to the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities for independent Examination.
Whilst there are no sites proposed for Mineral working in Derby City itself we welcome your feedback on the Publication Plan. Please visit the Derbyshire consultation pages to view documents and submit your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org or in writing to: Development Plans, Planning Services, Derbyshire County Council, County Hall, Matlock, DE4 3AG.
If you require the Publication Plan in alternative formats, please contact Call Derbyshire on 01629 533190.
Paper copies of the Proposed Draft Plan will be available at the Council House, alternatively, please contact Call Derbyshire on 01629 533190.
All comments should be received by Tuesday 2 May 2023.
What current planning guidance on minerals developments in Derby is there?
We have produced a Minerals and waste planning policy - Derbyshire County Council.
Minerals Local Plan
In April 2000, together with Derbyshire County Council, we adopted a Derby and Derbyshire Minerals Local Plan for Derby and Derbyshire, outside the Peak District.
This guides decisions on planning applications for the extraction of minerals and associated works in the area.
Guidance in the plan includes:
- allowing for the supply of enough of the minerals of the types that we need, like sand, gravel, limestone and coal
- ensuring that the environment and communities are properly protected
- showing where minerals can be worked
- showing where applications will be refused permission
- setting out the 'tests' we will use in deciding on planning applications for working minerals, as well as for restoring sites after work has finished.
The plan was slightly revised in 2002 to take into account changes in government policy on coal extraction.
You can view the Minerals Local Plan:
- view the plan on Derbyshire County Council's website
- contact us to arrange for you to view it in our office.
Please note, from 27 September 2007, following a Government Direction, the following policies are no longer to be used: MP8, 9, 14, 20, 26, 30 and 31.
Supplementary Planning Guidance
We have also produced Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG) on the after-use of sand and gravel workings. After public consultation, a final version was adopted in January 2005.
The Supplementary Planning Guidance can be viewed on Derbyshire County Council's website. Alternatively, you can contact us so that you can view it in our office.
Where can I see the Scoping Report of the Sustainability Appraisal?
As part of the process of preparing Development Plan Documents we have to prepare a Sustainability Appraisal of the effects of each of the plans on environmental, social and economic resources. Sustainability Appraisals are complex documents, which are prepared in accordance with Government guidance and regulation. They must be prepared in stages, as the plans are prepared. The first stage of this process requires the preparation of a Scoping Report.