Minerals Plan: Key Issues & Options

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


List of answers to the specified question
Andrew Barton - Peak District… Those mineral resources which the PDNPA is proposing to safeguard will be defined by MSAs which for the limestone (98% calcium carbonate) will cover the entire resource, not excluding any urban areas or any environmental constraints. The PDNPA believes that MSAs should be defined on the basis of the geological resource without excluding areas for other planning reasoning. The practical implementation of the MSA should then occur through a relevant criteria based policy which makes the principle of safeguarding workable. The fluorspar MSA will be based upon two defined mines as these are considered to be the only areas where a proven as opposed to an inferred resource exists. The MSA covering sites/area of local building and roofing stone will be based upon the results of the evidence base currently being undertaken by the National Stone Centre, these will actually then be incorporated into the later Peak District Development Management Policies DPD and not the emerging Core Strategy.

The PDNPA welcomes the recognition that a further evidence base is required within Derbyshire (section 13 of the evidence base paper) on sources of local building and roofing stone, the work being undertaken by the National Stone Centre and English Heritage in Derbyshire will complement and support the evidence being produced for the PDNPA by the National Stone Centre.
02 Aug 2010 11:57
Deleted User Ecomonic importance of minerals, with a focus on high value rather than bulks, increased use of recycled aggregates etc could make bulks less important over time. 21 Jun 2010 12:54
Helen Fairfax - North East Der… It is considered that the safeguarding policy at Issue 16 provides sufficient protection for resources and the definition of MSAs is an unnecessary addition and burden upon local authorities, in terms of needing to consult the County on all planning applications in the defined areas.

It is recommended that only the most important resources are identified in terms of their finite nature and quality and that MSAs do not cover blanket areas, for example which may coincide with the Surface Coal Resource which covers the majority of NE Derbyshire.
11 Aug 2010 11:04
Nigel Weedon - Longcliffe Quar… Confidential 14 Jun 2010 16:41
Phil Jones We already have a surplus of aggregate extraction permissions. the MSAs should be kept to a minimum, only for really strategic resources such a vein minerals. 16 May 2010 23:04