Minerals Plan: Key Issues & Options

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

Responses

List of answers to the specified question
NameOptionTextDate
Rachael Bust - Coal Authority The Coal Authority welcomes and supports the proposed plan objectives for the Minerals Core Strategy, particularly the recognition in Objective F that the plan will help achieve the safeguarding of minerals from unnecessary sterilisation. The Coal Authority also supports Objective K to ensure that site restoration and reclamation is undertaken to a high quality. 02 Aug 2010 14:43
Phil Jones E. This section should include my previous point of resources only being used to meet domestic, not export, demand. 16 May 2010 23:04
Ms Thorpe - Environment Agency We welcome the inclusion of Objective I as detailed on page 29. Currently worded the objective does not explain how development will adapt to the increased level of flood risk expected as a result of climate change. We would recommend that the following wording is included to ensure that flood risk is adequately covered in the objective:

"To help mitigate and adapt to the impacts of climate change, including flood risk, by: minimising energy use; maximising the use of renewable energy; avoiding the location of minerals development in flood risk areas, where possible; ensuring that mitigation measures within the Flood Risk Assessment are fully integrated into development and adapting appropriately to the impacts of climate change."
02 Aug 2010 14:35
Helen Fairfax - Bolsover District Council That objective D is similarly expanded to read "including the Peak District National Park, and the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site, and the potential World Heritage Site at Creswell Crags". 02 Aug 2010 14:11
Geoff Mason Para 6.1 D. BW supports the objective of protecting the quality of the natural and built environment from the impact of minerals development and would expect this objective to include consideration of BW's waterway network as an important feature within both the natural and the built environment worthy of protection and safeguarding from adverse impacts such as from noise and dust, caused by minerals developments.
Para 6.1 J. BW supports the objective of making the best use of existing infrastructure for transporting minerals more sustainably, and would comment that whilst the scope for transporting freight on waterways may be limited due to the size of the navigations and the available navigation routes, where it is appropriate to move freight by water this option should not be disregarded. Transport Assessments submitted with new development proposals should consider and make reference to transportation of materials (e.g. minerals and spoil) by water.
Para 6.1 K. BW supports the objective of reclaiming land at the earliest opportunity after extraction and the commitment to high quality restoration and aftercare to maximise community and environmental benefits. Where minerals sites are adjacent to canal corridors, we would wish to see careful consideration of restoration to ensure that the character of the canal corridor is enhanced and wildlife and biodiversity are also protected and enhanced. There may be opportunities for redundant mineral workings to provide moorings, marinas and recreation facilities as part of restoration programmes.
02 Aug 2010 13:00
Claire Brown Objectives D & H should be moderated by adding "significant adverse" before impact of mineral extraction.
Objective J should be qualified by referring to alternative modes of transport.
13 Sep 2010 11:02
Andrew Barton - Peak District National Park Authority The PDNPA welcomes and supports the proposed plan objectives for the Minerals Core Strategy, particularly the recognition in Objective C that the plan will help achieve a progressive reduction of minerals won in the Peak District National Park. This will assist the implementation of Policy 37 of the East Midlands Regional Plan and will ensure cross-boundary correlation with the emerging Peak District National Park Core Strategy. The PDNPA also supports Objective D to protect the quality of the natural and built environment from the impact of minerals development, including the Peak District National Park. 02 Aug 2010 11:57
Alan Morey - Chesterfield Borough Council The objectives are comprehensive and are effectively linked to the Vision. 02 Aug 2010 14:29
Mr Wise - Highways Agency In terms of the strategic objectives to support the Core Strategy, the HA welcomes the inclusion of an objective which recognises the ability to transport extracted minerals by sustainable modes and makes the best use of existing infrastructure (objective J). 02 Aug 2010 14:32
Karen Miller - National Trust D - should be to "To protect and enhance the quality of the natural and built environment having regard to the impacts of minerals development, including the Peak District National Park, the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site and other heritage resources of international importance." (Alternatively the key major heritage resources could be listed - see comments on para 3.19 above.)


GAP - none of the Objectives picks up the environmental issues relating to section 8 of the Vision - it is possible that if Objective D is amended as suggested above that the text in brackets at the end could be amended to read "Vision 1, 2 and 8".
10 Aug 2010 16:10
Charles Butt - Nature After Minerals The objectives are a good start, but would greatly benefit from clear objectives for meeting habitat creation targets in the local BAP, for example an objective to contribute towards meeting local and national BAP targets for priority habitat creation through the restoration of new mineral sites or on extensions to existing permissions, making optimum use of inert fill where required. 11 Aug 2010 09:33