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Environmental management

Our economy, transport and environment department has an environmental management system (EMS) certified to the international standard BS EN ISO 14001:2015.


Our council plan outlines our ambition to be an efficient and high performing council - delivering high quality, value for money services. This is underpinned by our core values, we will: 

  • be open, honest and accountable ensuring the decisions that we make are transparent
  • spend money wisely making the best use of the resources that we have
  • work with partners and local communities because we know we cannot tackle complex problems on our own
  • listen to local people ensuring that we are responsive and take account of the things that matter most

We want Derbyshire to have:

  • resilient and thriving communities where local people work together, in new and dynamic ways with public services
  • happy, healthy people and families with solid networks of support, who feel safe and in control of their personal circumstances and aspirations
  • a strong, diverse and adaptable economy which makes the most of Derbyshire’s rich assets and provides meaningful employment opportunities for local people
  • first class public services which enhance the educational, cultural, physical and social environment of Derbyshire and make it a great place to live, visit and work

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, transport asset and flood risk management, traffic management, highway safety promotion, passenger transport services; highway maintenance, strategic spatial, minerals and waste planning and development management and business support services.
  • Shand House, Matlock - conservation, heritage and design, co-ordination of Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site, waste management, management of public rights of way, countryside recreation and interpretation and the Derbyshire Environmental Studies Service.
  • Countryside centres at Clay Cross, Elvaston, Hayfield, High Peak Junction, Middleton Top, Shipley and Tapton Lock, Chesterfield.
  • Darley Dale Offices - highway and engineering design and construction.
  • Depots at Ambergate (Highways Laboratory and Training Centre), Chapel-en-le-Frith, Darley Dale, 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.
  • Markham Vale - Markham Employment Growth Zone.

Each site has an EMS site custodian who acts as the main point of contact for the EMS. The system is externally audited annually by our appointed certification body who are regulated by the UK Accreditation Service.

Contact us

email: planningpolicy@derbyshire.gov.uk

Tel: 01629 533190

Write to:

The Policy and Monitoring Team 
Derbyshire County Council 
Economy, Transport and Environment 
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.