Yesterday, The Hilltop Action Group presented their petition to Cllr Dean Collins at Derbyshire County Council.
The group has collected 1,600 signatures to protest against plans to carry out open-cast mining at Hilltop Farm.
The consultation has now closed and the planning department at the council are considering all the responses.
A decision is not expected to be announced until at least the end of the summer.
You can find out more about the Hilltop Action Group by going to http://hilltopproject.com/