24th June 2024

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Update on Fracking

Derbyshire County Council has recently consulted on the Derbyshire and Derby Minerals Local Plan which covers the period to 2038.

The plant covers the geographical county of Derbyshire, excluding that part which lies within the Peak District National Park. It sets out its strategic priorities for minerals development through its vision and objectives and includes strategic priorities to address those priorities, including policies to enable the supply of important minerals. Where necessary it identifies specific sites for mineral working,

The plan also covers fracking, an issue which could affect the Dronfield area should it be given the go-ahead in the future at the previously applied for site at Marsh Lane.

Town Council Leader, Coun Angelique Foster, said "As a council, we have been very clear of our opposition to fracking. Our response to the minerals plan consultation reaffirms our commitment to this position. The health and well-being of our residents and the protection of our green belt and local environment must come first."

The full response is available by clicking the link below:

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