Minerals Plan: Key Issues & Options

Derby & Derbyshire Minerals Core Strategy: Key Issues & Options Questionnaire


List of answers to the specified question
Alan Morey - Chesterfield Boro… Yes, Surface Mining Constraint Areas should be identified as these can protect areas that have a value to local communities. The Opencast Constraint Area called Chesterfield/Brimington in the existing Minerals Local Plan should be carried forward as a Surface Mining Constraint Area in the Core Strategy.
Derbyshire County Council should avoid a narrow definition of what constitutes constraint areas and look at the types of criteria listed above in response to Issue 4 under 'Environmental Constraints'. Areas should be assessed in full consultation with Chesterfield Borough Council and local communities. This consultation should include an area of open countryside to the north and west of Mastin Moor which in the past has been put forward as having potential for opencasting by UK Coal. This area is already allocated as Green Belt but according to MPS 1, mineral extraction should not be considered inappropriate development as sites can be restored to after-uses consistent with Green Belt objectives.
Therefore, in order to properly assess whether all or parts of this area be identified as a Surface Mining Constraint Area Derbyshire County Council should undertake further consultation with Chesterfield Borough Council and other stakeholders with an interest in the area, including the Chesterfield Canal Partnership and the Chesterfield Canal Trust.
02 Aug 2010 14:29
Andy Tickle - Friends of the P… re b) and c), if areas were to be identified, the above (see Issue 4 c) answer) constraints would be included. However, we would expect there to be further consultation on the suite of designations that may be included in mapping constraints. 30 Jul 2010 11:25
Deleted User If the concentration of conservation designations is to be adopted as a criterion, the 'significance' of heritage assets (both designated and undesignated, including archaeology of national importance and locally important assets) needs to be considered in line with the guidance in PPS 5. The Areas of Environmental Value referred to above are also relevant, although these do not include more localised pockets of landscape/ biodiversity/historic landscape value. 02 Aug 2010 13:59
Deleted User Generally designations of national and international importance should be identified, but including their wider settings which are often key aspects of the significance of heritage assets and indeed more likely to be under direct threat. 10 Aug 2010 16:10
Helen Fairfax - North East Der… Suggest principally environmental and historic assets, that could suffer irreparable damage as a result of coal mining and spoil deposit operations, eg. SSSIs, Local Wildlife Sites, protected trees and woodlands, land within the setting of listed buildings, Historic Parks and Gardens and Conservation Areas. A buffer zone around existing communities could also be considered 11 Aug 2010 11:04
Phil Jones Environmental impact, agricultural loss, degradation of surrounding important areas (historic, wildlife etc.), harm to the community etc. 16 May 2010 23:04
Tom French - Derbyshire County… this, and other constraints mapping might be able to draw on the work of the C and D team in identifying areas of High Environmental Value – taking account of ecological, landscape and historic environment interests 18 Aug 2010 15:00