Minerals Local Plan

The new Minerals Local Plan (being prepared jointly with Derby City Council) will replace the existing Minerals Local Plan (adopted in 2000 and amended in 2002).


It will guide mineral-related development within Derby and Derbyshire (outside the Peak District National Park) until 2030 by setting out where we expect quarrying and mining to take place and the principles we will use to decide planning applications over this period.

News and updates

March 2017

The Local Aggregates Assessment (LAA) 2016 sets out the current and future situation in Derbyshire, Derby and the Peak District National Park with regard to all aspects of aggregate supply, in particular, setting out the amount of land won aggregate that the area will need to provide in the coming years. The full document is attached to this page.

January 2017

We have extended the deadline by which we need to receive responses to the Hard Rock sites consultation to Tuesday 28 February 2017.

We will also be holding a series of informal drop-in sessions with local communities to discuss the proposals for the suggested sites. These will be as follows: 

  • Thursday 2 February 2017, The Whitworth Centre, Darley Dale, 9am to 7pm
  • Friday 3 February 2017, Whitwell Library, 2pm to 6.30pm
  • Monday 6 February 2017, Buxton Library, 2pm to 6.30pm
  • Friday 10 February 2017, Brassington Village Hall, 2pm to 6.30pm
  • Monday 13 February 2017, Glossop Library, 2pm to 6.30pm.

November 2016

We're continuing to consider comments that were received during the recent rolling consultation, and we're preparing the draft plan in light of these. 

Further papers have also been published. These include the Site Assessment Methodology for Hard Rock Quarries and the detailed assessments for sites that have been put forward for hard rock quarries.

The proposed sites are an extension to Whitwell Quarry, an extension to Ashwood Dale Quarry, an extension to Brassington Moor Quarry, an extension to Mouselow Quarry and a new quarry for building stone at Bent Lane, Darley Dale. We're now inviting comments on these papers until 28 February 2017.

The information regarding this consultation (opens in a new window) is available on the Derbyshire Partnership website.

April 2016

We are continuing to consider comments that have been received during the rolling consultation, and are in the process of amending the papers to take them into account. Further papers have been published. These include a paper on hydrocarbons and also papers on the draft vision and objectives and the sand and gravel site methodology and assessments. We are now inviting comments on all papers until 12 June 2016.

The information regarding this consultation (opens in a new window) is available on the Derbyshire Partnership website.

March 2015

This rolling consultation represents the next stage in engaging the wider community of Derbyshire and Derby in developing the vision, objectives, strategies and policies of the Minerals Local Plan. We're inviting comments and suggestions on elements of the plan through a series of consultation strategy papers and their respective supporting papers. The information regarding this consultation is available on the Derbyshire Partnership website (opens in a new window)

October / November 2012

Drop-in sessions held in communities affected by proposals for future sand and gravel extraction in the Trent, Derwent and Dove Valleys. More information regarding these sessions and the strategy for future sand and gravel extraction is available on the Derbyshire Partnership website (opens in a new window)

August 2011

Responses to key issues and options consultation and the summary now available.

April 2010

Issues and Options Report and evidence-based papers published, available on the Derbyshire Partnership website (opens in a new window)

September 2009

Key issues workshop was held.

March 2009

Plan preparation began.

Related documents

The following documents are in Portable Document Format (PDF). You can download software to view PDF documents for free from the Adobe website (opens in a new window)

Information on other websites