Minerals Plan: Key Issues & Options

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Christopher Broome - Derbyshir… 15 Jul 2010

Derby & Derbyshire Minerals Core Strategy: Key Issues & Options Part One: Background Information Chapter 3: A General Portrait of Derbyshire the Introduction

  • Comment ID: /3606369/1
DCA fully accept that aggregates and minerals need to be extracted in Derbyshire for the UK economy, road building, industrial manufacturing etc. and we also agree that the Peak District National Park must have enhanced protection to prevent the continuation of its destruction from quarrying and mining. There are many unique and extensive cave systems in the Peak District that have come under threat from quarrying over the years and still today can have a major negative impact on caving activiti
Christopher Broome - Derbyshir… 15 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: /3606369/2
DCA would support the policy of reducing the permitted mineral reserves (land bank) within Derbyshire and the proposed means of achieving this aim are also supported in principle i.e. to encourage quarry operators to relinquish old permissions from the 1950s in exchange for being granted new permissions on more acceptable sites, mostly outside of the Peak Park. One suggestion which DCA may be willing to support, is further consideration of the notion of increasing extraction of limestone from th
Christopher Broome - Derbyshir… 15 Jul 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: /3606369/3
DCA supports the view that the extraction of primary aggregates and minerals from Derbyshire should be kept to a minimum by maximising the practices of reducing mineral waste, making greater use of recycled and secondary materials and by ensuring the sustainable use of minerals. We believe more could be done to reduce the demand for newly quarried limestone crushed stone aggregates for the construction industry through the greater use of recycled and reprocessed materials. The continued demand
Christopher Broome - Derbyshir… 15 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 the Strategy for Restoring Sand & Gravel Workings in the Trent Valley

  • Comment ID: /3606369/4
Although the restoration of mineral workings may have led in some cases to an increase in the provision of outdoor recreation or other facilities and possibly even enhancement of the local habitat for wildlife, it is rare that we find benefits arising for the caver and scientific fraternity as a result of the extraction and restoration, usually its the opposite and sites are lost forever. DCA would wish to draw the Council's attention to particular areas of importance with regard to the conser
Christopher Broome - Derbyshir… 15 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: /3606369/5
DCA would also be in favour of a strategic restoration scheme being developed for the quarries to the west of the A515 near Buxton. Prior to any infilling of these sites DCA would like to be given the opportunity to survey the sites for any new cave or mine passage that may have been exposed during the quarry operations so that these can be surveyed and photographed. In some cases, we may wish to consider maintaining an access to the entrance of any significant find. This can usually be accompli