Minerals Plan: Key Issues & Options

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Phil Jones 16 May 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

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If spoil heaps and other waste mounds have fully returned to nature then they should be left alone, nature is under a lot of pressure. If they are recently grassed over coal mine spoil heaps that form an unnatural shape in a flat landscape they should be used as recycled material subject to local conditions.
Phil Jones 16 May 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 maintain an adequate supply of industrial limestone? how we maintain an adequate supply of industrial limestone

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If this refractory stone is of such strategic importance to the Uk then it should not be exported but kept as a strategic reserve. All new permissions should be granted on the basis of domestic need only i.e. no increases in the extent of quarrying to meet export demand.
Phil Jones 16 May 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: /3753985/1
We should try to restore quarries to either nature or agriculture as a preference over leisure. The natural environment is under huge pressure from the activities of man and many old quarries have become important SSSIs and nature reserves. Similarly agricultural land is constantly being lost to urbanisation and industrial development. In all cases restoration of quarry workings to either nature or agriculture should have an environmental/ecological restoration plan for land management. This mus