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Mark North - Mineral Products Association 10 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 Future Apportionment section

  • Comment ID: /3979457/8
Paragraph 7.11 The question of the status that should be given to allocated sites is not answered on the basis of certainty of need. If areas of resources meet the tests set out in paragraphs 38 and 39 of the MPS1 Practice Guide they should be given Specific Site or Preferred Area status.
Mark North - Mineral Products Association 10 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: /3979457/6
In a similar vein to the comments on Para.5.1. above, the justification behind draft objectives C. and G. must be included in the MCS. Where mineral extraction in National Parks is not "major" or it is in the public interest it is not contrary to national policy for minerals planning. Inclusion of the words "sufficient supply" in Objective F. is superfluous and confusing. The presumption should be that all mineral resources are safeguarded. Objective K should specifically mention maximising th
Mark North - Mineral Products Association 10 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: /3979457/9
The matter of extensions to existing sites versus new sites is one for the mineral planning authority to consider on an area-by-area and case-by-case basis. Whilst cumulative impact may be a consideration, it may be outweighed by the increased restoration potential afforded by the assembly of larger land units. The economics of extraction are often best served by allowing extensions and the consequent longer term use of existing plant. What should certainly not be allowed to happen is that resou
Mark North - Mineral Products Association 10 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: /3979457/3
It should be recognised that restored mineral sites constitute one of the most significant biodiversity resources in England.
Mark North - Mineral Products Association 10 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 National Park? how we contribute to a reduction in the supply of aggregates from the Peak District National Park

  • Comment ID: /3979457/10
There is no Government policy which stipulates that there should be a progressive reduction in mineral working in National Parks. Paragraph 14 of MPS1 sets out the true policy situation which is that major mineral development proposals in National Parks should be demonstrated to be in the public interest before they are allowed to proceed. A reduction in the supply of minerals from the PDNP should only be an objective if that is proved to be in the public interest.
Mark North - Mineral Products Association 10 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: /3979457/7
The same comment applies as that for Para.2.4. Consideration should also be given to identifying Preferred Areas.
Mark North - Mineral Products Association 10 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 National Park? how we contribute to a reduction in the supply of aggregates from the Peak District National Park

  • Comment ID: /3979457/11
There is no Government policy which stipulates that there should be a progressive reduction in mineral working in National Parks. Paragraph 14 of MPS1 sets out the true policy situation which is that major mineral development proposals in National Parks should be demonstrated to be in the public interest before they are allowed to proceed. A reduction in the supply of minerals from the PDNP should only be an objective if that is proved to be in the public interest. The overall objective should
Mark North - Mineral Products Association 10 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: /3979457/4
Permitted Mineral reserves" (Paragraph 4.20) This is incorrect terminology. As shown in Appendix A, a mineral resource must be "permitted" for it to be "a reserve". Key points from the Portrait of Minerals in Derbyshire Despite the fact that the economic impact of minerals working is mentioned in the preceding pages, not one single positive point is made in the list about the industry in the box of Key points on page 25. The industry makes a significant contribution to the local economy, biod
Mark North - Mineral Products Association 10 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 How will they work? section

  • Comment ID: /3979457/12
Mineral Safeguarding Areas are an obligatory component of a mechanism by which mineral planning authorities can ensure that mineral resources are not needlessly sterilised by other forms of development (MPS1, Para.13). They should be defined above and where appropriate around all mineral deposits that are believed to be of current or future economic importance. Such deposits are known as "mineral resources". MSAs should therefore be defined above and around all mineral resources. The position of
Will Fuller - East Midlands Airport 29 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 Content

  • Comment ID: /3955905/1
Support the reference to the airport and the content of this paragraph.
Jamie Singleton - Derbyshire County Council 29 Jul 2010

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

  • Comment ID: /3730081/3
The Lafarge Hope cement plant which involved us in it's planning both from a minerals planning and transport perspective isn't mentioned-it received a £1 million rail upgrade and was opened by the Secretary of State for Transport in 2008
Mr Wise - Highways Agency 29 Jul 2010

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

  • Comment ID: /3613985/4
The document acknowledges that most of the minerals produced in Derbyshire are transported by road. It is also noted that Derbyshire contains a fairly fragmented railway system, with the majority of these routes carrying freight. It is stated that, generally, rail links are only viable at high volume long life quarries where the significant capital costs can be recovered, although smaller operations can sometimes access the rail network where opportunities arise. The HA would encourage the poten
Elizabeth Campbell 29 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 Future Working Areas section

  • Comment ID: /3957153/1
Mapperley Parish Council wishes to make the following comments on the above and in particular in connection with coal extraction 1. "It is the policy of Mapperley Parish Council to oppose any open cast mining activity within the Parish and any open cast mining activity outside the Parish which has an adverse effect on the Parish inhabitants or visitors" This policy was reaffirmed in June 2009 although it was originally drawn up following a survey of parishioners in 2003, when 80% opposed open ca
Elizabeth Campbell 29 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: /3957153/2
The document referes to opencast restraint areas. Whilst the document also says that it is not for DCC to suggest areas can it give any long term intentions and advise of any areas that would be ruled out completely?
Jamie Singleton - Derbyshire County Council 29 Jul 2010

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

  • Comment ID: /3730081/1
Para 2.5 doesn't seem to reflect the importance of rail for primary distribution of extracted minerals mainly from the Peak District and to Chaddesden Sidings from the rail ballast renewal process. Rail offers a potential bigger market for the product so is both an opportunity and a threat to minerals planning. The impact of the availability of local limestone in attracting the establishment of big new nationally significant cement plants does not seem to have been fully recognised. These mostl
Mr Wise - Highways Agency 29 Jul 2010

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

  • Comment ID: /3613985/3
A significant transport issue in Derbyshire, as identified in the document, relates to be the impact of HGVs including mining and quarrying traffic on local communities and other road users. In some areas, heavy goods vehicles can account for up to 25% of traffic. The HA would like to see a future reduction in lorry mileage and associated carbon reduction benefits as well as safeguarding the operation of the Strategic Road Network.
Jamie Singleton - Derbyshire County Council 29 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: /3730081/2
Section 3.8 be amended to reflect development of LTP 3
Andy Tickle - Friends of the Peak District 28 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: /3755649/17
We would be happy with either Option 1 or 2 with a slight preference for 2. However there must be a very clear and significant net benefit encompassing both overall landbank reduction and also sustainability and conservation benefits in terms of the comparable locations where future working is allowed/relinquished.
Andy Tickle - Friends of the Peak District 28 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: /3755649/18
Option 1 b) long term planning is beneficial to all as it allows certainty and usually through this, additional benefits (screening etc) to be put in place at the earliest opportunity. It also allows for a strategic consensual approach to be used both with the various operators and key external stakeholders, including local communities. However, a long term strategy should also be clearly derived from local considerations, e.g. BAP targets etc, landscape character studies.
Andy Tickle - Friends of the Peak District 28 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 demand for oil & gas developments? the New Coal Exploitation Technologies section

  • Comment ID: /3755649/11
Our attitude to these exploitation methods is conditioned by the relative carbon emissions they engender. Operations that help control (and then combust) the leakage of methane to atmosphere may, for example, be prioritised because unabated emissions may be more harmful as greenhouse gases (methane is c.30 times more powerful a greenhouse gas than CO2). Again a more generic criteria based policy may be most appropriate given the relative rarity of such applications.
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