Minerals Plan: Key Issues & Options

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Mr Wise - Highways Agency 29 Jul 2010

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

  • Comment ID: /3613985/4
The document acknowledges that most of the minerals produced in Derbyshire are transported by road. It is also noted that Derbyshire contains a fairly fragmented railway system, with the majority of these routes carrying freight. It is stated that, generally, rail links are only viable at high volume long life quarries where the significant capital costs can be recovered, although smaller operations can sometimes access the rail network where opportunities arise. The HA would encourage the poten
Mr Wise - Highways Agency 29 Jul 2010

Derby & Derbyshire Minerals Core Strategy: Key Issues & Options Part Two: Vision, Objectives, Issues & Options Chapter 6: Plan Objectives the Plan Objectives

  • Comment ID: /3613985/3
A significant transport issue in Derbyshire, as identified in the document, relates to be the impact of HGVs including mining and quarrying traffic on local communities and other road users. In some areas, heavy goods vehicles can account for up to 25% of traffic. The HA would like to see a future reduction in lorry mileage and associated carbon reduction benefits as well as safeguarding the operation of the Strategic Road Network.