Minerals Plan: Key Issues & Options

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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.
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 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
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 6: Plan Objectives the Plan Objectives

  • Comment ID: /3603521/4
Bullet point H. We recommend that this objective be amended to include the word 'unacceptable'. Bullet point H should be amended as follows: To protect local communities from the unacceptable impact of minerals development.
Charles Butt - Nature After Minerals 11 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: /3980833/8
Objective K. Suggest addition of 'long-term management' after 'aftercare'. Without long-term management, even if the desired habitat is achieved within the aftercare period, natural succession would result in failure to meet desired habitat restoration objectives. For example, Sandy Heath Quarry in Bedfordshire has a long-term management agreement between Lafarge and the RSPB. This has the multiple benefits of bringing on board wildlife conservation expertise to site management, ensuring manag
Charles Butt - Nature After Minerals 11 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: /3980833/7
Objective H. This is an important objective. And in addition to mitigating impacts, another key objective would be to provide local communities with an inspiring, wildlife-rich landscape as a result of sensitively designed restoration schemes.
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
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.
Andy Tickle - Friends of the Peak District 26 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: /3755649/2
We support the plan objectives, especially C, D, E, G, H, I, and J.
Ms Thorpe - Environment Agency 21 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: /3615681/2
When calculating the number of new minerals sites required to ensure there is sufficient minerals provision, the contribution from existing sites should be taken into account. When identifying new minerals sites Internationally Designated Wildlife Sites will have an accompanying buffer zone within which no minerals sites should be located. Any sites located outside the boundaries of any Internationally important site will need to be individually assessed as there may be to as important concentr
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