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Julia Stott - Save Aston Village Environment 13 Sep 2010

Derby & Derbyshire Minerals Core Strategy: Key Issues & Options Part Two: Vision, Objectives, Issues & Options Chapter 7: Major Issues & Options Objective A: Ensuring Sufficient Provision of Minerals How should we address the need for new sand and gravel provision? the Site Allocations section

  • Comment ID: /4048065/1
Object to any extension to the Shardlow Quarry.
Debbie Alston 13 Sep 2010

Derby & Derbyshire Minerals Core Strategy: Key Issues & Options Part One: Background Information Chapter 3: A General Portrait of Derbyshire the Natural Heritage section

  • Comment ID: /3910401/1
The Minerals and Waste industry can have a profound impact on biodiversity. It very pleasing to see that the Key Issues and Options paper shows that while site allocation must take the presence of habitats and species into consideration, the site restoration can add considerably to biodiversity, by creating new habitats. The Review of Old Mineral Permissions is also an opportunity to review site restorations in light of best practice and a possible change in circumstances such as lack of avai
Mike Carr - Derby and Derbyshire Local Access Forum 27 Aug 2010

Derby & Derbyshire Minerals Core Strategy: Key Issues & Options Part Two: Vision, Objectives, Issues & Options Chapter 7: Major Issues & Options Objective A: Ensuring Sufficient Provision of Minerals How should we calculate the provision for aggregates beyond 2020? how we should calculate the provision for aggregates beyond 2020

  • Comment ID: /4029345/3
For Issue 1 we think that both options will overestimate the requirement. We would go further and suggest that this be kept under a rolling review which would support the BMC's suggestion of an ability to retreat to a lower figure when this becomes obvious. We also agree Issue 1 (b) on the basis that so far as we can foresee, future demand will be for reduced quantities.
Mike Carr - Derby and Derbyshire Local Access Forum 27 Aug 2010

Derby & Derbyshire Minerals Core Strategy: Key Issues & Options Part Two: Vision, Objectives, Issues & Options Chapter 6: Plan Objectives the Plan Objectives

  • Comment ID: /4029345/2
Objective J should emphasise more the potential for new infrastructure. Later on the document discusses the pros and cons between opening new extraction sites and expanding old ones. We will return to this later but the opportunity should not be missed to create the infrastructure when opening up the new site. It should be possible to extract sand, gravel in a linear mode that creates a canal as it goes, removing the material by barge.
Mike Carr - Derby and Derbyshire Local Access Forum 27 Aug 2010

Derby & Derbyshire Minerals Core Strategy: Key Issues & Options Part One: Background Information Chapter 2: Policy Context the Policy Context chapter

  • Comment ID: /4029345/1
We re-emphasise our support in relation to the point in para 2.7 that the strategy should assist in the reduction of quarrying in the Peak Park.
Tom French - Derbyshire County Council 18 Aug 2010

Derby & Derbyshire Minerals Core Strategy: Key Issues & Options Part One: Background Information Chapter 4: A Portrait of Minerals in Derbyshire Figure 3: Significant Mineral Resources and Permitted Sites in 2009

  • Comment ID: /3997185/5
Complicated, showing too many pieces of information (type of extraction, active or inactive permissions, and area covered by the plan, all overlying geological data). The fit between the extent of identified resource, and the Landscape Character of Derbyshire character areas is striking however
Henry Folkard - British Mountaineering Council 18 Aug 2010

Derby & Derbyshire Minerals Core Strategy: Key Issues & Options Part Two: Vision, Objectives, Issues & Options Chapter 6: Plan Objectives the Plan Objectives

  • Comment ID: /3988769/8
Objective K should be reworded as follows: To ensure that reclamation is planned before, and such plans updated during extraction, and that during extraction, land is reclaimed at the earliest practicable opportunity. To ensure that high quality restoration and aftercare takes place which makes optimum use of available inert fill material and which maximises community and environmental benefits.
Tom French - Derbyshire County Council 18 Aug 2010

Derby & Derbyshire Minerals Core Strategy: Key Issues & Options Part One: Background Information Chapter 4: A Portrait of Minerals in Derbyshire the Permitted Mineral Reserves section

  • Comment ID: /3997185/6
Permitted mineral reserves (paragraphs 4.20-4.26) - could this more clearly show the amount of permitted resource, the required apportionment, how long the reserves will last in each case - and explain why this isn't possible where it cannot be done.
Henry Folkard - British Mountaineering Council 18 Aug 2010

Derby & Derbyshire Minerals Core Strategy: Key Issues & Options Part One: Background Information Chapter 2: Policy Context the Policy Context chapter

  • Comment ID: /3988769/3
Para 2.5 is both sound and difficult. The first problem with it is that the five indents are weighted consecutively. They all have to be taken into account simultaneously and a balanced judgement made. An insert saying "the following points shold be considered jointly to ensure impact is minimised" would suffice. Agree and endorse the point in para 2.7 that the srategy should assist in the reduction of quarrying in the Peak Park.
Tom French - Derbyshire County Council 18 Aug 2010

Derby & Derbyshire Minerals Core Strategy: Key Issues & Options Part One: Background Information Chapter 4: A Portrait of Minerals in Derbyshire the Usage & Markets section

  • Comment ID: /3997185/7
Paragraph 4.31 - would benefit from clarification, as it may appear contradictory as "Most sand and gravel originating in Derbyshire is used within 10 - 15 miles of the pits" yet "In 2005, 21% of total sand and gravel output from Derbyshire was used within the county, with 73% being exported to elsewhere". Is most of it going to Nottingham/North Leicestershire/Staffs then?
Henry Folkard - British Mountaineering Council 18 Aug 2010

Derby & Derbyshire Minerals Core Strategy: Key Issues & Options Part One: Background Information Chapter 3: A General Portrait of Derbyshire the Introduction

  • Comment ID: /3988769/4
This section lacks a paragraph on the nature of community and the sort of sustainable economic vision necessary to foster its future well being.
Tom French - Derbyshire County Council 18 Aug 2010

Derby & Derbyshire Minerals Core Strategy: Key Issues & Options Part One: Background Information Chapter 4: A Portrait of Minerals in Derbyshire the Reclamation section

  • Comment ID: /3997185/8
It might be useful to highlight that operational quarries with conditions requiring restoration to agriculture, or without agreed restoration schemes are presumably old permissions, which are (I assume) already being worked on and/or picked up through the ROMP process?
Henry Folkard - British Mountaineering Council 18 Aug 2010

Derby & Derbyshire Minerals Core Strategy: Key Issues & Options Part One: Background Information Chapter 4: A Portrait of Minerals in Derbyshire the Permitted Mineral Reserves section

  • Comment ID: /3988769/5
Given the level of reserves, there can be no justification for adding any more.
Tom French - Derbyshire County Council 18 Aug 2010

Derby & Derbyshire Minerals Core Strategy: Key Issues & Options Part One: Background Information Chapter 2: Policy Context the Policy Context chapter

  • Comment ID: /3997185/1
Although MPSs are explicitly mentioned, I assume PPSs, including PPS9 are relevant considerations in the development of our MDF? By the same token, I assume the RSS is no longer relevant, although I presume that the evidence base used in the development of the RSS is still considered robust?
Tom French - Derbyshire County Council 18 Aug 2010

Derby & Derbyshire Minerals Core Strategy: Key Issues & Options Part Two: Vision, Objectives, Issues & Options Chapter 5: A Vision for Minerals Development in Derbyshire the Vision for Minerals Development in Derbyshire

  • Comment ID: /3997185/9
I assume what is presented are essentially objectives for a vision. Couldn't they be more 'visionary'? For example, element 12 "restoration strategies will have been developed...". Couldn't this be "Comprehensive, area based restoration strategies have been developed for areas along the Trent valley and the A615, resulting in a holistic, visionary approach to minerals working and site restoration in these areas. Site working and restoration proposals in these areas now contribute towards a str
Henry Folkard - British Mountaineering Council 18 Aug 2010

Derby & Derbyshire Minerals Core Strategy: Key Issues & Options Part One: Background Information Chapter 4: A Portrait of Minerals in Derbyshire the Reclamation section

  • Comment ID: /3988769/6
There is an argument that large new landforms need not be regarded as having a wholly negative impact on the landscape. We hope no one would suggest that those parts of Stanage Edge which were quarried should now be restored to current ground levels. There is room for a similar approach to some of the major aggregate sites for the benefit of amenity, variety and opportunity.
Tom French - Derbyshire County Council 18 Aug 2010

Derby & Derbyshire Minerals Core Strategy: Key Issues & Options Part One: Background Information Chapter 3: A General Portrait of Derbyshire the Natural Heritage section

  • Comment ID: /3997185/2
This section offers a fantastic opportunity to paint a real, insightful portrait of Derbyshire, which will be an essential component of spatial planning. Unfortunately, however, this section appears to fall well short. For example, in relation to the Natural Heritage section, only a very limited amount of information is presented in relation to ecological interests, and what is present lacks the detail and the analysis to usefully inform the emerging plan, or the consideration of the options.
Tom French - Derbyshire County Council 18 Aug 2010

Derby & Derbyshire Minerals Core Strategy: Key Issues & Options Part Two: Vision, Objectives, Issues & Options Chapter 6: Plan Objectives the Plan Objectives

  • Comment ID: /3997185/10
Again, these could be strengthened: ยท Objective D - "to protect the quality of the natural and built environment" shouldn't a 20 year plan go beyond this? Instead of 'protect', shouldn't we aim to 'protect, restore, recreate, enhance and reconnect' the natural environment? In addition to 'quality', can we look at 'quantity, connectivity, sustainability' etc? Do we need to make specific reference to (just) the PDNP and DVMWHS - aren't they automatically included in this objective, or
Tom French - Derbyshire County Council 18 Aug 2010

Derby & Derbyshire Minerals Core Strategy: Key Issues & Options Part One: Background Information Chapter 3: A General Portrait of Derbyshire Figure 1: Map of Derbyshire

  • Comment ID: /3997185/3
Finally, I would suggest that Figure 1 adds little value to this section, but could be (or perhaps a series of maps should be) key to the interpretation of the Spatial portrait.
Henry Folkard - British Mountaineering Council 18 Aug 2010

Derby & Derbyshire Minerals Core Strategy: Key Issues & Options Part Two: Vision, Objectives, Issues & Options Chapter 5: A Vision for Minerals Development in Derbyshire the Vision for Minerals Development in Derbyshire

  • Comment ID: /3988769/7
Need to add a point on economic vision, community amenity and new job creation on the back of imaginative recreation restoration strategies. Need to emphasise the need for early planning for after use to mitigate subsequent cost.
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