Minerals Plan: Key Issues & Options

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


List of answers to the specified question
Tom French - Derbyshire County… Provided that extant ecological interests are taken into account in either approach. 18 Aug 2010 15:00
John Bradshaw - Tarmac A criteria-based policy to reworking of spoil tips for secondary aggregates is more appropriate to allow flexibility of optimising such sources of secondary aggregates throughout the period of the Core Strategy. The industry is best placed to assess the commercial potential of such opportunities, the economics of which will alter over time, rendering pre-emptive site specific allocation meaningless. 13 Aug 2010 14:46
Roger Caisley - Suon Ltd The quality of material in the remaining spoil tips is extremely variable and it would be a more practical approach to adopt a criteria based policy which would enable an evaluation of individual proposals. 12 Aug 2010 14:06
Charles Butt - Nature After Mi… The first option is preferable, provided that the criteria includes an assessment of the existing value of a former spoil tip in terms of the species and habitats it supports, and a preclusion against reworking sites of significant local or regional wildlife value. 11 Aug 2010 09:33
Karen Miller - National Trust Yes - this is a resource that in principle should be fully utilised in preference to the mining of new minerals, it is also the case that such spoil heaps have historically not respected wider landscape character and there may be opportunities to re-model landforms in a more acceptable manner. 10 Aug 2010 16:10
Rachael Bust - Coal Authority The Coal Authority would support the inclusion of a criterion based policy to address the
potential reworking of spoil tips, including those at former collieries, which can often provide
secondary aggregates, or further coal resources and can also help to address land stability issues,
and bring about substantial landscape improvements for the benefit of local communities.
02 Aug 2010 14:43
Planning - Cemex Criteria based policy most appropriate as industry is best placed to identify potentially economically viable sources of spoil. 02 Aug 2010 13:32
Andrew Threlfall The requirement to rework may not be solely based on aggregate requirements and more dependant on local regeneration. 21 Jun 2010 12:54
Nigel Weedon - Longcliffe Quar… Confidential 14 Jun 2010 16:41
Phil Jones Criteria based assessment in this case will lead to interpretation based on desired outcome e.g. developers versus planners/locals. Identify specific sites, there are a few but not that many. 16 May 2010 23:04