Minerals Plan: Key Issues & Options

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Rachael Bust - Coal Authority 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: /3615457/1
Support - The Coal Authority supports the recognition within the key points in the general portrait of the importance of the legacy of coal extraction and the positive aspects of reclamation and regeneration that has taken place in Derbyshire.
Rachael Bust - Coal Authority 15 Jul 2010

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

  • Comment ID: /3615457/2
Support - The Coal Authority welcomes recognition of the national role for coal and the local geological conditions, recognising that the plan area contains both surface and deep coal resources. The evidence paper acknowledges that the area contains four present coal extraction sites (surface - Lodge House, Smalley; Former Biwaters Works Site, Clay Cross; Engine Reclamation Site and underground - Eckington Drift Mine) as well as the potential UK Coal site identified in 2007 for a surface mine at
Rachael Bust - Coal Authority 15 Jul 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 Identifying Environmental Constraints section

  • Comment ID: /3615457/6
MPG3 advises that areas where coal working is unlikely to be acceptable should be indicated in the development plan. This is not necessarily a requirement to illustrate such areas through a designation or constraint area on a plan. A criterion based policy for coal or for the wider protection of environmental and cultural assets from mineral extraction can satisfactorily address the issues. Consequently The Coal Authority considers that the definition of surface mining constraint areas are no lo