Environmental management

Our economy, transport and communities department has an environmental management system (EMS) certified to the international standard BS EN ISO 14001.


Our council plan outlines our:

  • purpose to build a better future together
  • vision for Derbyshire to be a place with a thriving economy where hard work is properly rewarded and our children have a bright future, a place where people feel proud, safe and supported, where all are valued and feel their voice is heard
  • values which underpin all that we do - community-focussed, belief in fairness and equality, open and honest, make the best use of money, collaborative, innovative and ambitious, democratically accountable and a good employer and deliverer of services.

Our council vision is delivered through five pledges, of which one, a safer Derbyshire, directly relates to the EMS under the banner 'sustainable and green communities'. We will:

  • work with partners in developing and implementing a consistent countywide response to the damaging effects of climate change and become more resilient to flooding
  • encourage our residents to improve recycling rates and further reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill
  • promote opportunities enabling residents and visitors to participate in community and cultural activities.

We maintain an EMS to provide a structured way of managing the significant environmental aspects and impacts of our work in line with the council plan and our corporate environment policy. Our service plan outlines how our department will contribute to the achievement of the council plan pledges, including for a safer Derbyshire. Chapter two sets out our operational context and our focus on building a strong local economy, ensuring the public are kept safe and the environment is protected for future generations. Indicators and targets measure our progress.

Our EMS applies to the activities, products and services provided at these sites:

  • County Hall, Matlock - local transport planning; economic regeneration, coordination of Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site, transport asset and flood risk management, traffic management, highway safety promotion, passenger transport services; highway maintenance, and business support services.
  • Shand House, Matlock - strategic spatial, minerals and waste planning and development management, conservation and design, waste management; management of public rights of way, countryside recreation and interpretation.
  • Countryside centres at Clay Cross, Elvaston, Hayfield, High Peak Junction, Middleton Top, Shipley and Tapton Lock, Chesterfield.
  • Market Hall, Chesterfield - Derbyshire Environmental Studies Service.
  • Darley Dale Offices - highway and engineering design and construction.
  • Depots at Ambergate (Highways Laboratory and Training Centre), Chapel-en-le-Frith, Darley Dale, Duffield, Little Eaton, Stonegravels and Turnoaks, Chesterfield, and Willington.
  • Ambergate Offices - vehicle provision, preparation, repair and maintenance for own fleet and third parties.
  • Workshops at Ambergate, Brimington, Darley Dale, Derby and Dove Holes.

If you have any questions relating to this please contact us.

Contact us

email: planningpolicy@derbyshire.gov.uk

Tel: 01629 533190

Write to:

The Policy and Monitoring Team
Derbyshire County Council
Economy, Transport and Communities
Shand House
Dale Road South
Matlock
DE4 3RY

Contact your district or borough council

Contact your district or borough council's environmental health department on local environmental services, such as:

  • domestic waste collection
  • blocked road drains
  • noise and nuisance
  • animal welfare
  • household pest control
  • dog fouling.

Contact the Environment Agency

Contact the Environment Agency about:

  • incidents related to regulating major industry and waste
  • water quality (such as watercourse pollution)
  • the treatment of contaminated land.

For general enquiries tel: 03708 506 506. For emergencies tel: 0800 80 70 60.

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