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2023 pre-submission draft minerals local plan

The preparation of a new Minerals Local Plan for Derbyshire and Derby has now reached the stage of publication of a ‘Pre-submission Draft Local Minerals Plan’ which the county council and Derby City Council propose to submit to the Planning Inspectorate for independent examination (‘the plan’).

View the consultation.

Before the documents are submitted to the Planning Inspectorate, a formal consultation on the pre-submission draft local minerals plan (2022-2038) takes place. This is a consultation which enables residents, businesses and anyone else to make comments ('representations') about the plan. The comments received under the consultation will be submitted with the plan so that they can be considered under the examination. The examination is likely to involve a public hearing in 2024.

The consultation runs for an 8-week period from 7 March 2023 to midnight on 2 May 2023. There is a large collection of documents available for viewing as part of this consultation which can be viewed and downloaded on our consultation page.

If the plan becomes adopted as the Minerals Local Plan it will be the main document used to assess planning proposals for mineral development.

The plan covers the whole county of Derbyshire including Derby City, except that part which lies in the Peak District National Park. It sets out the Minerals Planning Authorities’ identified priorities for minerals development for the period up to 2038. It includes strategic policies to address the priorities, including policies to enable the supply of important minerals and, where necessary, it identifies specific sites for mineral working.

The documents are available to view in hard copy during opening hours at the following locations:

  • Derbyshire County Council, County Hall, Matlock, DE4 3 AG
  • Derby City Council, Council House, Corporation Street, Derby DE1 2FS
  • Amber Valley Borough Council, Town Hall, Ripley DE5 3BT
  • Bolsover District Council, The Arc, High Street, Clowne, S43 4JY
  • Chesterfield Borough Council, Customer Service Centre, New Square, Chesterfield S40 1 AH
  • Derbyshire Dales District Council, Town Hall, Bank Road, Matlock, DE4 3NN
  • Erewash Borough Council, Town Hall, Derby Road, Long Eaton NG10 1HU
  • High Peak Borough Council, Buxton Town Hall, Market Place, Buxton SK17 6EL
  • North East Derbyshire District Council, 2013 Mill lane, Wingerworth S42 6NG
  • South Derbyshire District Council, Civic Offices, Civic Way, Swadlincote DE11 0AH

In addition, we have organised 8 drop-in events where members of staff will be available to clarify issues regarding the consultation process and copies of documents will be available to view, at the following locations and times:

  • Belper Library -  Tuesday 21 March 2023 from 2.30pm to 6.30pm
  • Wirksworth Library - Tuesday 28 March 2023 from 2.30pm to 6.30pm
  • Buxton Library - Monday 3 April 2023 from 2.30pm to 6.30pm
  • Scropton Village Hall - Tuesday 4 April 2023 from 2.30pm to 6.30pm
  • Dronfield Library - Monday 17 April 2023 from 2.30pm to 6.30pm
  • Borrowash Library - Wednesday 19 April 2023 from 2.30pm to 6.30pm
  • Chesterfield Library - Wednesday 26 April 2023 from 2.30pm to 6.30pm
  • Bolsover Library - Friday 28 April 2023 from 2.30pm to 6.30pm