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Roger Caisley - Suon Ltd 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: /3981825/12
Para. 4.27: Not sure this is a very accurate representation of the limestone quality issue where there is considerable interplay between the physical and chemical properties. Para.4.30: Not sure that the site rmc plants provide concrete for pre-cast plants these usually have their own rmc plants on site.
Roger Caisley - Suon Ltd 12 Aug 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

  • Comment ID: /3981825/25
7.69 The end of the paragraph would perhaps be better phrased as ' alternative to primary aggregates.' 7.71: Prefer this to read ' reducing the production of primary aggregate and ........ we promote the use of secondary and recycled aggregates.'
Roger Caisley - Suon Ltd 12 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: /3981825/6
Para. 3.18: There needs to be some caution in the use of RIGA data much of which has not been evaluated or assessed to establish its relevance or importance.
Roger Caisley - Suon Ltd 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: /3981825/13
Should also make reference to development of clean coal technologies which will maintain if not increase coal use for energy supply, certainly during the period of the plan
Roger Caisley - Suon Ltd 12 Aug 2010

Derby & Derbyshire Minerals Core Strategy: Key Issues & Options Part Two: Vision, Objectives, Issues & Options Chapter 7: Major Issues & Options Objective F: Safeguarding minerals the Which Minerals will be Safeguarded section

  • Comment ID: /3981825/26
7.75: It would be helpful in this section to make it clear that the safeguarding policies will encompass fireclay (within the coal areas) and vein minerals (within the limestone areas).
Roger Caisley - Suon Ltd 12 Aug 2010

Derby & Derbyshire Minerals Core Strategy: Key Issues & Options Part One: Background Information Chapter 2: Policy Context the Policy Context chapter

  • Comment ID: /3981825/1
Para. 2.4: (First bullet point) needs to clarify that the apportionment, for as long as it may last, relates to MPA areas not counties. Para. 2.6: last line - delete "the" Para. 2.7: Not sure that "This figure determines the number and size of sites" is quite the correct phraseology it determines the amount which may be reflected in number and or size.
Roger Caisley - Suon Ltd 12 Aug 2010

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

  • Comment ID: /3981825/14
Not sure whether the figures quoted included associated transport and related support services but they should be included or at least referred to.
Roger Caisley - Suon Ltd 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 National Energy Policy section

  • Comment ID: /3981825/19
Presumably this may need to reflect any changes in energy policy brought forward by the new government.
Roger Caisley - Suon Ltd 12 Aug 2010

Derby & Derbyshire Minerals Core Strategy: Key Issues & Options Part Two: Vision, Objectives, Issues & Options Chapter 7: Major Issues & Options Objective F: Safeguarding minerals the How will they work? section

  • Comment ID: /3981825/27
7.76: MCA are not obligatory, Government Policy advises their use but does not require. 7.77: Whilst the current advice re MSAs and MCAs is confusing I think it would be helpful if a clearer description of them and their roles/functions could be included. Issue 15 is placed directly after the discussion on MCAs which does not aid understanding. 7.78: From my reading of the guidance it is MSAs which should be included in District proposals maps and the district LDDs will also need to make refere
Roger Caisley - Suon Ltd 12 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: /3981825/2
Para. 3.3: Could be clearer if referred to the closure of the collieries in the eastern (and southern) part of the county. Reference simply to the East Derbyshire Woodlands Project seems a bit over the top, there are many other initiatives and projects which have and continue to be more significant.
Roger Caisley - Suon Ltd 12 Aug 2010

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

  • Comment ID: /3981825/7
Para 4.2: It would be more correct to say that older rocks were eroded by the glacial melt waters and deposited as sand, gravel and silt materials.
Roger Caisley - Suon Ltd 12 Aug 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: /3981825/15
I don't think there has ever been a rail link into Hillhead Quarry despite it being close to the railway line
Roger Caisley - Suon Ltd 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: /3981825/20
There are still significant areas of the exposed coalfield outside the main urban areas and whilst these may have certain constraints they would need to be considered against the prevailing policy context. If there is a proposed limitation to the working of sites prior to other development (an approach which would appear to be inconsistent with current national policy) this would seriously limit the potential for coal extraction and in many cases could cause more environmental impact than on oth
Roger Caisley - Suon Ltd 12 Aug 2010

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

  • Comment ID: /3981825/3
Not sure whether the figures quoted included associated transport and related support services but they should be included or at least referred to.
Roger Caisley - Suon Ltd 12 Aug 2010

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

  • Comment ID: /3981825/8
Para 4.4: The term 'fluorspar' is probably better than 'fluorite' in this context. The paragraph implies that silica sand is currently being extracted and I am not sure that it is.
Roger Caisley - Suon Ltd 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: /3981825/16
This paragraph should include built development as a potential afteruse.
Roger Caisley - Suon Ltd 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 address the need for building stone? the Identifying Sites section

  • Comment ID: /3981825/21
Perhaps more accurate to say that the Strategic Stone Study will indicate the importance of various sources of building stone in a historic context.
Roger Caisley - Suon Ltd 12 Aug 2010

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

  • Comment ID: /3981825/4
Whilst there are a number of rail operators, as far as freight (for the movement of minerals) is concerned I believe that there is only EWS.
Roger Caisley - Suon Ltd 12 Aug 2010

Derby & Derbyshire Minerals Core Strategy: Key Issues & Options Part One: Background Information Chapter 4: A Portrait of Minerals in Derbyshire Figure 3: Significant Mineral Resources and Permitted Sites in 2009

  • Comment ID: /3981825/9
Not sure why Mercia Mudstone is identified as a resource in the context of the map. Is there still any gas production from the units at Calow Hospital and Riddings? Should there also be a building stone reference on the map for Mouselow Quarry ?
Roger Caisley - Suon Ltd 12 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: /3981825/17
Not sure what an environmental legacy is supposed to mean. Many of the old quarries have a positive ecological and educational value which should be recognised. The rest of this section on legacy seems to be rather confused, would it be helpful to try and identify the main areas i.e. coal mining and former vein mineral activity, and deal with them separately.
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