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David Bolton - UK Coal Surface… 12 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: /3603521/3
Bullet point 10. Clarification is sought over what direction the council is seeking their modal shift in transportation. Bullet point 11. We would welcome this objective to include some text that supports the restoration of colliery tips and derelict land.
David Bolton - UK Coal Surface… 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.
David Bolton - UK Coal Surface… 12 Aug 2010

Derby & Derbyshire Minerals Core Strategy: Key Issues & Options Part Two: Vision, Objectives, Issues & Options Chapter 7: Major Issues & Options Objective A: Ensuring Sufficient Provision of Minerals How do we manage the potential increase in demand for coal? the Sterilisation of Surface Coal Resources section

  • Comment ID: /3603521/5
Para 7.29 The points made in the second sentence of paragraph 7.29 are noted. However, this paragraph should also state that surface coal mines can and do operate as stand alone development. As presently written we feel that this paragraph may be somewhat misleading.
David Bolton - UK Coal Surface… 12 Aug 2010

Derby & Derbyshire Minerals Core Strategy: Key Issues & Options Part One: Background Information Chapter 4: A Portrait of Minerals in Derbyshire the Reclamation section

  • Comment ID: /3603521/1
By way of completeness we recommend that this paragraph be amended to state that sites for surface mining can be restored back to original ground levels without the need for the importation of fill material.
David Bolton - UK Coal Surface… 12 Aug 2010

Derby & Derbyshire Minerals Core Strategy: Key Issues & Options Part One: Background Information Chapter 4: A Portrait of Minerals in Derbyshire the Usage & Markets section

  • Comment ID: /3603521/2
Coal resources are of national importance as has been demonstrated and confirmed in the recent planning decision by the Secretary of State in the Huntington Lane planning inquiry. Para 16 of the Secretary of State's decision states: The Secretary of State agrees with the Inspector's reasoning and conclusions on the need for the minerals as set out in the Inspector's Report. He observes that there was no dispute at the inquiry about the importance of coal in the UK's domestic energy mix and, li