Minerals Plan: Key Issues & Options

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


List of answers to the specified question
Will Fuller - East Midlands Airport A combination of the two options would seem to make sense, preparing a comprehensive long term strategy whilst applying a criterion based approach in the meantime. In respect of the restoration of sites in the Trent Vallley, it is important to remember the criteria laid down by ODPM Circular 01/2003 (Safeguarding Aerodromes etc). Birdstrikes are one of the major controllable hazards to aviation. Common birds have caused catastrophic accidents to all types of aircraft. Most birdstrikes occur on or near aerodromes but, because birds are very mobile, features far beyond an aerodrome boundary may increase the hazard. The restoration of sand and gravel sites in the Trent Valley can create a bird hazard for aviation in this critical area for East Midlands Airport as these sites are commonly used for the creation of bird attracting wetland. 29 Jul 2010 08:40
Tom French - Derbyshire County… A long term strategy for restoration of the Trent valley has been discussed for a long time, and should be supported. However, as the MDF is a spatial strategy, shouldn’t it (perhaps in later stages such as the site allocation DPD) also take a strategic approach to working in the valley – looking to ‘add value’ to existing working, working towards a vision including interconnected sites of high value for biodiversity, landscape, amenity uses, green/blue infrastructure etc? Could our MDF, for example, identify how minerals working can contribute to the delivery of accessible GI, in the context of predicted population growth within the 6Cs area/three cities region? Can we promote a strategic vision in relation to providing robust, interconnected habitats that facilitate species migration, climate change adaptation/mitigation etc? 18 Aug 2010 15:00
Planning - Cemex Option 2 seems the most appropriate and sustainable approach. 02 Aug 2010 13:32
Nigel Weedon - Longcliffe Quar… Confidential 14 Jun 2010 16:41
Ms Thorpe - Environment Agency Objective K

We welcome the consideration of restoration programmes within the wider surrounding landscape of the river corridor. We would recommend that option 1 is taken forward into the next version of the Core Strategy for the following reasons.

A comprehensive long term landscape strategy would help towards creating an integrated network of green infrastructure, which would help increase biodiversity levels. Any strategy should be produced in co-ordination with the district councils so that the strategy links in with wider green infrastructure networks. There could also be benefits in terms of reducing the level of flood risk faced in downstream areas through such a landscape strategy.

Should option 1 be taken forward the Environment Agency would wish to be involved in the production of the landscape strategy to ensure biodiversity and flood risk reduction benefits are maximised.
02 Aug 2010 14:35
Laura Storey - Willington Pari… Long term strategy with a higher weighted factor to take into account local circumstances. 12 Aug 2010 15:45
John Bradshaw - Tarmac Restoration schemes for the different sites will be directed by the characteristics of each site and should be treated on their own merits. There will always be other factors that inevitably come into play that will present opportunities for a consistent strategy for restoration such as local biodiversity targets. 13 Aug 2010 14:46
Jenna Conway - Tarmac A strategic approach to restoration within the Trent Valley will be helpful, this could expand upon the current initiatives of landscape and biodiversity management along the Trent Valley, for example On Trent. Lafarge played a lead role in the formation of the Central Rivers initiative in neighbouring Staffordshire, and consider that a similar approach should be adopted. It should be clear that the aim is to coordinate the restoration across all objectives and land uses. If not set out properly, there is a risk that one objective becomes too dominant. 02 Aug 2010 14:59
Geoff Mason BW does not have a view as to whether Option 1 or Option 2 represents the better approach. However, we would expect that whichever approach is taken will acknowledge the importance of the Trent & Mersey Canal within the Trent Valley and take account of it in the restoration strategy for this area, recognising the particular character of the canal corridor and it's ecological importance. Any strategy should give careful consideration to securing the enhancement of the canal and it's environs and protecting wildlife and biodiversity. There may be opportunities for redundant mineral workings to provide moorings, marinas and recreation facilities as part of restoration programmes, which should also be recognised within the strategy. 02 Aug 2010 13:00
Alison Hicklin - Barrow upon T… Local communities have the best idea of the impact of options 03 Jun 2010 12:17
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