Minerals Plan: Key Issues & Options

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barry.joyce 13 Aug 2010

Derby & Derbyshire Minerals Core Strategy: Key Issues & Options Part One: Background Information Chapter 3: A General Portrait of Derbyshire Figure 1: Map of Derbyshire

  • Comment ID: /3730177/2
Figure 1: Map of Derbyshire - what is this plan really saying about Derbyshire? It gives no reflection of the mineral resource or the environmental qualities that define the county. It doesn't even appear to be a constraints map because mineral extraction can and does take place within the National Park, greenbelt and the National Forest areas. What is its overall purpose?
barry.joyce 13 Aug 2010

Derby & Derbyshire Minerals Core Strategy: Key Issues & Options Part One: Background Information Chapter 4: A Portrait of Minerals in Derbyshire Figure 3: Significant Mineral Resources and Permitted Sites in 2009

  • Comment ID: /3730177/3
Figure 3: Significant Mineral Resources clearly shows the link with the landscapes of Derbyshire - Why is Mercia mudstone shown as a mineral resource?
barry.joyce 13 Aug 2010

Derby & Derbyshire Minerals Core Strategy: Key Issues & Options Part Two: Vision, Objectives, Issues & Options Chapter 5: A Vision for Minerals Development in Derbyshire the Vision for Minerals Development in Derbyshire

  • Comment ID: /3730177/4
The CS needs to establish the use of Landscape Character Types as a spatial context for considering environmental issues and establish the principle that environmental impacts will be considered within this context. This is important in helping to link to the work already done as part of the site allocations plan. The C&D Section developed a methodology within this spatial framework that considered landscape, visual, ecological and the historic environment issues in a more holistic and joined up
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