Minerals Plan: Key Issues & Options

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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 Legacy of Mining section

  • Comment ID: /3981825/17
Not sure what an environmental legacy is supposed to mean. Many of the old quarries have a positive ecological and educational value which should be recognised. The rest of this section on legacy seems to be rather confused, would it be helpful to try and identify the main areas i.e. coal mining and former vein mineral activity, and deal with them separately.
Charles Butt - Nature After Minerals 11 Aug 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: /3980833/5
There are numerous examples across England including Derbyshire (such as Ballidon Quarry in Derbyshire (see above comments for detail) of quarries resulting in a positive environmental legacy, as a result of restoration-led planning. Well designed and implemented restoration schemes can result in significant benefits to wildlife and people, whilst contributing to local and national BAP targets for priority habitats and creating Green Infrastructure for local communities to enjoy. This Plan Docum
Miss Plackett - English Heritage - East Midlands Region 16 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: /3613729/3
The English Heritage guidance explains how past mineral working can become of historic significance (and often geological and nature conservation interest as well), such as the lead rakes and mines and Pleasley Headstocks scheduled monument, where it is eventually hoped that the site will become a visitor attraction. This aspect could be recognised here.
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 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