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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 Mineral Resources in Derbyshire section

  • Comment ID: /3997185/4
Mineral resources in Derbyshire - Suggest that caution is used in paragraph 4.5 in suggesting that there is an 'abundance of deposits elsewhere' particularly in relation to peat. Even if this is the case - is exploitation of this resource desirable, sustainable or practicable (given the protection applied to many such areas both nationally and internationally)?
Henry Folkard - British Mountaineering Council 16 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: /3988769/1
Welcome the many references to site restoration, but we think you should go further. Collectively, disused quarries represent a huge land resource and a huge opportunity for creating a sustainable new post industrial economy for local amenity, for a wide diversity of recreational activity and for a portfolio of wide ranging conservation initiatives. A fundamental point is that different activities can and indeed should be complementary. Our argument is for a presumption in favour of inclusivi
Henry Folkard - British Mountaineering Council 16 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: /3988769/2
There is always economic spin from bringing people into an area, though this is easy to understate and difficult to quantify - increased sales of petrol, food etc plus added casual business for other attractions in the area such as retail outlets, attractions etc. It is possible that some forms of recreation might generate income from cycle hire, boat hire, on site sales, parking. Such income should accrue to the local community rather than to multi national quarry companies. Within social we
barry.joyce 13 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: /3730177/2
Figure 1: Map of Derbyshire - what is this plan really saying about Derbyshire? It gives no reflection of the mineral resource or the environmental qualities that define the county. It doesn't even appear to be a constraints map because mineral extraction can and does take place within the National Park, greenbelt and the National Forest areas. What is its overall purpose?
John Bradshaw - Tarmac 13 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: /3853857/3
It proposes that post 2020, any such further reduction in the Peal Park's sub-regional obligation should be shared with other neighbouring Authorities rather than accepted by Derbyshire. This aspiration must be tempered with the reality that the ability and capacity of those regions, particularly the North West, to accept a larger share of the burden is limited without the grant of new permissions, possibly including the need for one or more new green field quarry development, assuming one coul
John Bradshaw - Tarmac 13 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 address the need for new sand and gravel provision? the Site Allocations section

  • Comment ID: /3853857/6
a) Tarmac over recent years has consistently made representations for its proposed allocation of sand & gravel sites. These are included again in response to Issue 20: Site Suggestions. This has taken the form of the current planning application for extension to the Elvaston site together with a further extension to the site as a proposed site allocation. As a general comment the matter of extensions to existing sites versus new sites is one for the mineral planning authority to consider on a
barry.joyce 13 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: /3730177/3
Figure 3: Significant Mineral Resources clearly shows the link with the landscapes of Derbyshire - Why is Mercia mudstone shown as a mineral resource?
barry.joyce 13 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: /3730177/4
The CS needs to establish the use of Landscape Character Types as a spatial context for considering environmental issues and establish the principle that environmental impacts will be considered within this context. This is important in helping to link to the work already done as part of the site allocations plan. The C&D Section developed a methodology within this spatial framework that considered landscape, visual, ecological and the historic environment issues in a more holistic and joined up
John Bradshaw - Tarmac 13 Aug 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: /3853857/4
it is a given that the landbank will decline with the passage of time if no new permissions are granted. However, Tarmac would be concerned that such a restrictive policy might result in otherwise environmentally worthwhile proposals being lost, leading to the loss of nationally important and sustainably accessible resources. Accordingly Tarmac acknowledges the potential value of the proposal for the release of additional reserves at specific sites in exchange for the revocation of consent
John Bradshaw - Tarmac 13 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: /3853857/1
Vision 3 indicates that, by 2030, Derbyshire will have sought to assist in "achieving a progressive reduction of minerals won in the Peak District National Park" and Vision 7 states that "There will have been a reduction in the excessive landbank of permitted reserves of crushed rock in Derbyshire". Objectives C and G review methods of delivering this vision. Whilst it is entirely legitimate for the Authority to propose/pursue the vision set out, Tarmac does not feel it is legitimate to claim
John Bradshaw - Tarmac 13 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: /3853857/5
a) This is a matter for the Regional Aggregate Working Party to advise on. The circumstances at the time should not be pre-empted. In any event, the Core Strategy will presumably be subject to rolling review during the Plan Period, at which point(s), the up to date situation can be reflected. Accordingly, Option 1 is the more appropriate at this stage. b) If such a policy was pursued it would put more emphasis on the need to protect existing crushed rock reserves outside the Peak Park - i.e.
barry.joyce 13 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: /3730177/1
Reference to landscape character is only paid lip-service in this section with a passing reference under point 3.12. The 'Landscape Character of Derbyshire' publication provides a full spatial portrait of the county with respect to the landscape character and its relationship to other environmental considerations such as biodiversity and the historic environment. We suggest that landscape character as a spatial framework needs to be much more prominent in the CS - it's not enough to just avoi
John Bradshaw - Tarmac 13 Aug 2010

Derby & Derbyshire Minerals Core Strategy: Key Issues & Options Part Two: Vision, Objectives, Issues & Options Chapter 7: Major Issues & Options Objective C: How do we contribute to a reduction in the supply of aggregates from the Peak District N... how we contribute to a reduction in the supply of aggregates from the Peak District National Park

  • Comment ID: /3853857/2
The progressive reduction of mineral working in the Peak District National Park by the transfer to Derbyshire of a proportion of the sub-regional apportionment (as has been agreed in the recent review by the East Midlands RAWP), will inevitably result in a reduction on the Derbyshire landbank, albeit not a significant one. However, if the principle is repeated in future reviews, the effect on Derbyshire's landbank will be cumulative and will accelerate. It will also tend to increase the envir
Roger Caisley - Suon Ltd 12 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: /3981825/12
Para. 4.27: Not sure this is a very accurate representation of the limestone quality issue where there is considerable interplay between the physical and chemical properties. Para.4.30: Not sure that the site rmc plants provide concrete for pre-cast plants these usually have their own rmc plants on site.
Roger Caisley - Suon Ltd 12 Aug 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: /3981825/25
7.69 The end of the paragraph would perhaps be better phrased as ' alternative to primary aggregates.' 7.71: Prefer this to read ' reducing the production of primary aggregate and ........ we promote the use of secondary and recycled aggregates.'
Roger Caisley - Suon Ltd 12 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: /3981825/6
Para. 3.18: There needs to be some caution in the use of RIGA data much of which has not been evaluated or assessed to establish its relevance or importance.
Roger Caisley - Suon Ltd 12 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: /3981825/13
Should also make reference to development of clean coal technologies which will maintain if not increase coal use for energy supply, certainly during the period of the plan
Roger Caisley - Suon Ltd 12 Aug 2010

Derby & Derbyshire Minerals Core Strategy: Key Issues & Options Part Two: Vision, Objectives, Issues & Options Chapter 7: Major Issues & Options Objective F: Safeguarding minerals the Which Minerals will be Safeguarded section

  • Comment ID: /3981825/26
7.75: It would be helpful in this section to make it clear that the safeguarding policies will encompass fireclay (within the coal areas) and vein minerals (within the limestone areas).
David Bolton - UK Coal Surface Mines Restoration Ltd. 12 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: /3603521/3
Bullet point 10. Clarification is sought over what direction the council is seeking their modal shift in transportation. Bullet point 11. We would welcome this objective to include some text that supports the restoration of colliery tips and derelict land.
Roger Caisley - Suon Ltd 12 Aug 2010

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

  • Comment ID: /3981825/1
Para. 2.4: (First bullet point) needs to clarify that the apportionment, for as long as it may last, relates to MPA areas not counties. Para. 2.6: last line - delete "the" Para. 2.7: Not sure that "This figure determines the number and size of sites" is quite the correct phraseology it determines the amount which may be reflected in number and or size.
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