Minerals Plan: Key Issues & Options

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Charles Butt - Nature After Mi… 11 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: /3980833/8
Objective K. Suggest addition of 'long-term management' after 'aftercare'. Without long-term management, even if the desired habitat is achieved within the aftercare period, natural succession would result in failure to meet desired habitat restoration objectives. For example, Sandy Heath Quarry in Bedfordshire has a long-term management agreement between Lafarge and the RSPB. This has the multiple benefits of bringing on board wildlife conservation expertise to site management, ensuring manag
Charles Butt - Nature After Mi… 11 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: /3980833/1
Paragraph 3.14, Water Framework Directive Chemical and biological water quality are the old outdated system of classification; the new system driven by the Water Framework Directive sets out new more stringent tests. Under these tests many stretches of all of these rivers are failing to meet the minimum standard; good ecological status (GES) - this is a potential barrier to successful restoration of habitats that require reconnection to the floodplain because many plant and invertebrate species
Charles Butt - Nature After Mi… 11 Aug 2010

Derby & Derbyshire Minerals Core Strategy: Key Issues & Options Part Two: Vision, Objectives, Issues & Options Chapter 7: Major Issues & Options Objective K: Restoration of mineral workings A Strategy for Restoring Sand & Gravel Workings in the Trent Valley the Strategy for Restoring Sand & Gravel Workings in the Trent Valley

  • Comment ID: /3980833/9
Paragraph 7.91 - restoration SPD? Core policies could signpost an additional restoration document that sets out a detailed restoration vision for these strategic areas, preferably with flexible indicative restoration schemes. Paragraph 7.95 Use of term 'Water Uses' It is not clear in the current reading what is meant by 'water uses.' It should be noted that carefully designed wetlands, (reedbed, fen and mire) can significantly reduce birdstrike risk, and birds such as Canada geese can be 'design
Charles Butt - Nature After Mi… 11 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: /3980833/2
Paragraph 3.17 and 3.18 - Designated Sites We welcome the recognition of internationally designated sites within the county as well as the national and local designations. It might be helpful to give some degree of certainty that all designated sites will be precluded from extraction.
Charles Butt - Nature After Mi… 11 Aug 2010

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

  • Comment ID: /3980833/3
A 'key point' to make in addition to the environmental impacts would be to identify the benefits of restoration to high quality habitat. There is enormous potential for social and environmental benefits resulting from creation of priority habitats at a landscape scale.
Charles Butt - Nature After Mi… 11 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: /3980833/4
This map should also highlight areas where biodiversity must be conserved (as signposted in paragraph 3.16), as well as areas where biodiversity can be enhanced (see attached map from Figure 2 of the East Midlands Biodiversity Strategy).
Charles Butt - Nature After Mi… 11 Aug 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: /3980833/5
There are numerous examples across England including Derbyshire (such as Ballidon Quarry in Derbyshire (see above comments for detail) of quarries resulting in a positive environmental legacy, as a result of restoration-led planning. Well designed and implemented restoration schemes can result in significant benefits to wildlife and people, whilst contributing to local and national BAP targets for priority habitats and creating Green Infrastructure for local communities to enjoy. This Plan Docum
Charles Butt - Nature After Mi… 11 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: /3980833/6
11. Restoration and inert fill We welcome the recognition of the need to secure scarce inert fill and a restoration-led approach to site selection. This Vision could highlight the need for restoration to contribute meet BAP targets, recognising the contributions the industry has made so far and highlighting the enormous potential to meet local and national BAP targets.
Charles Butt - Nature After Mi… 11 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: /3980833/7
Objective H. This is an important objective. And in addition to mitigating impacts, another key objective would be to provide local communities with an inspiring, wildlife-rich landscape as a result of sensitively designed restoration schemes.