Minerals Plan: Key Issues & Options

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Debbie Alston 13 Sep 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: /3910401/1
The Minerals and Waste industry can have a profound impact on biodiversity. It very pleasing to see that the Key Issues and Options paper shows that while site allocation must take the presence of habitats and species into consideration, the site restoration can add considerably to biodiversity, by creating new habitats. The Review of Old Mineral Permissions is also an opportunity to review site restorations in light of best practice and a possible change in circumstances such as lack of avai
Tom French - Derbyshire County Council 18 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: /3997185/2
This section offers a fantastic opportunity to paint a real, insightful portrait of Derbyshire, which will be an essential component of spatial planning. Unfortunately, however, this section appears to fall well short. For example, in relation to the Natural Heritage section, only a very limited amount of information is presented in relation to ecological interests, and what is present lacks the detail and the analysis to usefully inform the emerging plan, or the consideration of the options.
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
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 3: A General Portrait of Derbyshire the Natural Heritage section

  • Comment ID: /3981825/5
This does not make it clear that what this paragraph is referring to is ALC classification and it could be confused with the landscape character categorisation referred to in the previous paragraph.
Charles Butt - Nature After Minerals 11 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: /3980833/1
Paragraph 3.14, Water Framework Directive Chemical and biological water quality are the old outdated system of classification; the new system driven by the Water Framework Directive sets out new more stringent tests. Under these tests many stretches of all of these rivers are failing to meet the minimum standard; good ecological status (GES) - this is a potential barrier to successful restoration of habitats that require reconnection to the floodplain because many plant and invertebrate species
Charles Butt - Nature After Minerals 11 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: /3980833/2
Paragraph 3.17 and 3.18 - Designated Sites We welcome the recognition of internationally designated sites within the county as well as the national and local designations. It might be helpful to give some degree of certainty that all designated sites will be precluded from extraction.
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.
Miss Plackett - English Heritage - East Midlands Region 16 Jul 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: /3613729/1
As well as the County LCA, the Historic Landscape Characterisation should also be considered. It has been utilised to identify the 'Areas of High Environmental Value'.