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Anna Partington 15 Jul 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: /3611489/1
By virtue of its geomorphology this county is rich in a variety of accessible minerals. Attached to existing and potential extraction-processing sites are many factors requiring careful consideration. However there are a handful of general principles which I feel, from experience, are relevant to all. I should like therefore to highlight these general points. 1. Volume/weight of output per man and machine hour is now high. 2. Plant, machinery, lorries and tankers are larger and louder. 3.
Christopher Broome - Derbyshire Caving Association 15 Jul 2010

Derby & Derbyshire Minerals Core Strategy: Key Issues & Options Part Two: Vision, Objectives, Issues & Options Chapter 7: Major Issues & Options Objective G: Reducing the landbank of permitted reserves of crushed rock in Derbyshire? reducing the landbank of permitted reserves of crushed rock in Derbyshire

  • Comment ID: /3606369/2
DCA would support the policy of reducing the permitted mineral reserves (land bank) within Derbyshire and the proposed means of achieving this aim are also supported in principle i.e. to encourage quarry operators to relinquish old permissions from the 1950s in exchange for being granted new permissions on more acceptable sites, mostly outside of the Peak Park. One suggestion which DCA may be willing to support, is further consideration of the notion of increasing extraction of limestone from th
Rachael Bust - Coal Authority 15 Jul 2010

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

  • Comment ID: /3615457/2
Support - The Coal Authority welcomes recognition of the national role for coal and the local geological conditions, recognising that the plan area contains both surface and deep coal resources. The evidence paper acknowledges that the area contains four present coal extraction sites (surface - Lodge House, Smalley; Former Biwaters Works Site, Clay Cross; Engine Reclamation Site and underground - Eckington Drift Mine) as well as the potential UK Coal site identified in 2007 for a surface mine at
Phil Garner - Confederation of Coal Suppliers 15 Jul 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 do we manage the potential increase in demand for coal? the Introduction

  • Comment ID: /3605665/1
Para 7.26 MPG3 does not normally require a proposal to meet a series of tests except in certain areas, e.g. the green belt, if the presumption against is to be overcome. Normally speaking, only one of two tests needs to be met, i.e. either the proposal is environmentally acceptable, or can be made so, or if not, and only if not, the proposal provides offsetting local or community benefits.
Ms Atkinson - Ashover Parish Council 15 Jul 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 do we address the need for building stone? the Identifying Sites section

  • Comment ID: /3615393/1
Ashover Parish Council wishes to raise awareness of public reaction to a planning application made on Highlikely Quarry, Ashover (CW4/12/07/208) and on Parish Council comments on that application in February 2008 (copy attached). It was considered by Members that these comments should be taken into consideration when looking at possible development sites in the parish.
Christopher Broome - Derbyshire Caving Association 15 Jul 2010

Derby & Derbyshire Minerals Core Strategy: Key Issues & Options Part Two: Vision, Objectives, Issues & Options Chapter 7: Major Issues & Options Objective E: How do we ensure the sustainable use of minerals? Increasing the Use of Secondary & Recycled Aggregates Content

  • Comment ID: /3606369/3
DCA supports the view that the extraction of primary aggregates and minerals from Derbyshire should be kept to a minimum by maximising the practices of reducing mineral waste, making greater use of recycled and secondary materials and by ensuring the sustainable use of minerals. We believe more could be done to reduce the demand for newly quarried limestone crushed stone aggregates for the construction industry through the greater use of recycled and reprocessed materials. The continued demand
Ian Dickinson - Canal and River Trust 15 Jul 2010

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

  • Comment ID: /3676513/1
We do consider that the General Portrait of Derbyshire should include reference to the inland waterways owned or managed by BW.
Christopher Broome - Derbyshire Caving Association 15 Jul 2010

Derby & Derbyshire Minerals Core Strategy: Key Issues & Options Part Two: Vision, Objectives, Issues & Options Chapter 7: Major Issues & Options Objective K: Restoration of mineral workings A Strategy for Restoring Sand & Gravel Workings in the Trent Valley the Strategy for Restoring Sand & Gravel Workings in the Trent Valley

  • Comment ID: /3606369/4
Although the restoration of mineral workings may have led in some cases to an increase in the provision of outdoor recreation or other facilities and possibly even enhancement of the local habitat for wildlife, it is rare that we find benefits arising for the caver and scientific fraternity as a result of the extraction and restoration, usually its the opposite and sites are lost forever. DCA would wish to draw the Council's attention to particular areas of importance with regard to the conser
Ian Dickinson - Canal and River Trust 15 Jul 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: /3676513/2
Para 10. BW welcomes the aim of transporting minerals more sustainably, and would comment that whilst the scope for transporting freight on waterways may be limited ue to the size of the navigations and the available navigation routes, where it is appropriate to move freight by water this option should not be disregarded. Transport Assessments submitted with new development proposals should consider and make reference to transportation of materials (e.g. minerals and spoil) by water. Para 11. BW
Christopher Broome - Derbyshire Caving Association 15 Jul 2010

Derby & Derbyshire Minerals Core Strategy: Key Issues & Options Part Two: Vision, Objectives, Issues & Options Chapter 7: Major Issues & Options Objective K: Restoration of mineral workings Restoration of Sites on the A515 Corridor, Buxton the Restoration of Sites on the A515 Corridor, Buxton

  • Comment ID: /3606369/5
DCA would also be in favour of a strategic restoration scheme being developed for the quarries to the west of the A515 near Buxton. Prior to any infilling of these sites DCA would like to be given the opportunity to survey the sites for any new cave or mine passage that may have been exposed during the quarry operations so that these can be surveyed and photographed. In some cases, we may wish to consider maintaining an access to the entrance of any significant find. This can usually be accompli
Planning - Cemex 15 Jul 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: /3604769/1
It is crucial that the means of calculating aggregate provision be consistent throughout the Framework period. As the apportionment approach has been adopted for the period up to 2020 then this approach should continue to be adopted for the extended period up to 2030. There seems to be little logic behind the suggestion that Derbyshire should seek to reduce its contribution to the shortfall caused by the Peak Park running down its permitted reserves. It seems to be based on an anticipation th
Rachael Bust - Coal Authority 15 Jul 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 do we manage the potential increase in demand for coal? the Identifying Environmental Constraints section

  • Comment ID: /3615457/6
MPG3 advises that areas where coal working is unlikely to be acceptable should be indicated in the development plan. This is not necessarily a requirement to illustrate such areas through a designation or constraint area on a plan. A criterion based policy for coal or for the wider protection of environmental and cultural assets from mineral extraction can satisfactorily address the issues. Consequently The Coal Authority considers that the definition of surface mining constraint areas are no lo
Ian Dickinson - Canal and River Trust 15 Jul 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: /3676513/4
Para 7.14- 7.17. BW notes the possibility that sites for sand and gravel provision might be identified in the Core Strategy as strategic allocations, and that this may include extensions to existing sites within the Trent Valley. The extension of existing sites located near to the Trent & Mersey Canal has the potential to significantly impact upon the canal corridor, and BW would wish to have the opportunity to comment on any proposed extensions which might affect the canal and it's setting in o
Geoff Mason 28 Jun 2010

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

  • Comment ID: /3881121/1
For the last nine months I have been making a detailed study of the Leicestershire Minerals Framework and its application to hard rock quarries. These pose a major, if not impossible, restoration problem. Some of the ideas that have emerged may be appropriate for Derbyshire. The key idea is that all hard rock quarries should have a restoration plan at all times and that "Concurrent restoration to amenity" should be the default plan. Operators (landowners) would be free to produce alternative
Nigel Weedon - Longcliffe Quarries Limited 15 Jun 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 do we address the need for building stone? the Need for Building Stone in Derbyshire section

  • Comment ID: /3756033/1
Each application should be judged on it's merits, with rigorous investigation of the need argument.
Marshalls Natural Stone 26 May 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 do we address the need for building stone? the Introduction

  • Comment ID: /3775393/1
Chapter 7: How do we address the need for building stone? Para 7.39: recognition of the national importance of Derbyshire building stone is supported Para 7.40: recognition of the need to balance protection of the landscape with the need for the stone is supported. Para 7.41: recognition of the scarcity and importance of building stone is supported. Para 7.43: it is essential that industry is fully consulted on the English Heritage project if it is to be relied upon to guide the policies of the
Phil Jones 16 May 2010

Derby & Derbyshire Minerals Core Strategy: Key Issues & Options Part Two: Vision, Objectives, Issues & Options Chapter 7: Major Issues & Options Objective E: How do we ensure the sustainable use of minerals? Increasing the Use of Secondary & Recycled Aggregates Content

  • Comment ID: /3753985/3
If spoil heaps and other waste mounds have fully returned to nature then they should be left alone, nature is under a lot of pressure. If they are recently grassed over coal mine spoil heaps that form an unnatural shape in a flat landscape they should be used as recycled material subject to local conditions.
Phil Jones 16 May 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 do we maintain an adequate supply of industrial limestone? how we maintain an adequate supply of industrial limestone

  • Comment ID: /3753985/2
If this refractory stone is of such strategic importance to the Uk then it should not be exported but kept as a strategic reserve. All new permissions should be granted on the basis of domestic need only i.e. no increases in the extent of quarrying to meet export demand.
Phil Jones 16 May 2010

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

  • Comment ID: /3753985/1
We should try to restore quarries to either nature or agriculture as a preference over leisure. The natural environment is under huge pressure from the activities of man and many old quarries have become important SSSIs and nature reserves. Similarly agricultural land is constantly being lost to urbanisation and industrial development. In all cases restoration of quarry workings to either nature or agriculture should have an environmental/ecological restoration plan for land management. This mus
Paul Tame - National Farmers Union 30 Apr 2010

Derby & Derbyshire Minerals Core Strategy: Key Issues & Options Part Two: Vision, Objectives, Issues & Options Chapter 7: Major Issues & Options Objective K: Restoration of mineral workings A Strategy for Restoring Sand & Gravel Workings in the Trent Valley the Strategy for Restoring Sand & Gravel Workings in the Trent Valley

  • Comment ID: /3606049/1
Thank you for consulting the NFU on this plan. I only have one point to make about the draft which concerns paragraphs 7.92 to 7.94. We are keen to see that agriculture is not ruled out from restoration of sand and gravel workings. Farmland should be one of a number of possibilities for restoration, depending on the previous land use, possibilities for the future and the desires of the landowner (and former tenant, if any). I would be grateful if you could take this point into account.
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