Minerals Plan: Key Issues & Options

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

Responses

List of answers to the specified question
NameOptionTextDate
Tom French - Derbyshire County Council I need to discuss this with colleagues, although I am not sure the issues, or opportunities are as large here as in the Trent valley, from an ecological perspective 18 Aug 2010 15:00
Stephen Woods - Cemex Option 1 would make a comprehensive restoration to the corridor more likely to take place, but this would require MPA intervention along the lines of an old style Subject Plan, in today's parlance it would probably be an SPD. In principle we would wish to contribute to such a document, but it would have to rest with the MPA to produce it and all operators subject to its content would have to sign up to it. 02 Aug 2010 13:32
Phil Jones Unless I know what the life of these quarries is it is difficult to answer. Any restoration strategy may become out of date by the time the quarries are exhausted. 16 May 2010 23:04
Nigel Weedon - Longcliffe Quarries Limited Confidential 14 Jun 2010 16:41
John Bradshaw - Tarmac This is not a matter that can be delivered through the application of planning policy. However, it has merits and as such, is a legitimate aspiration which it would be appropriate for the Authority to broker. 13 Aug 2010 14:46
Jenna Conway - Tarmac Lafarge have advocated the formalisation of a joint approach for a number of years, and discussions have been held with the authority and other operators in the past. Lafarge has sought to ensure that the design of schemes at Dowlow are capable of being extended into the other sites to ensure a cohesive scheme. Lafarge would fully support the implementation of such a strategy. 02 Aug 2010 14:59
Henry Folkard - British Mountaineering Council Combine both options because a holistic master plan will maximise opportunity and there needs to be detailed consideration as to how each individual site contributes to the overall vision 18 Aug 2010 14:24
Andrew Barton - Peak District National Park Authority The PDNPA would support efforts to look at the strategic restoration of the four mineral sites to the west of Buxton along the A515 through the preparation of a long-term landscape strategy for Dowlow, Brierlow, Hillhead and Hindlow to be implemented as the current and potential future reserves become exhausted. There may also be merit in also looking at the quarries at Doveholes and Tunstead in the same strategy for greater co-ordination. The National Park boundary skirts around the network of these quarries and any proactive efforts to look at restoration comprehensively in this area will not only potentially enhance the A515 corridor in the longer-term but will also positively enhance the setting of the National Park in line with the statutory duty imposed on all public bodies. Any strategy being considered in the A515 corridor has again got to consider whether it may generate any unexpected consequences, the PDNPA would want the County Council to ensure that its actions here does not increase pressure for Tunstead/Old Moor and/or Doveholes to extend further into the National Park. 02 Aug 2010 11:57
Miss Plackett - English Heritage - East Midlands Region Again, we recognise that there would be benefits in developing a strategic scheme that considers the landscape impacts of these workings, as well as nature conservation, geological, amenity and any setting issues 02 Aug 2010 13:59
Karen Miller - National Trust Option 1 is preferred as providing the best long term approach to landscape management over the wider area having particular regard to the impacts upon the setting of the Peak District National Park. 10 Aug 2010 16:10
Charles Butt - Nature After Minerals Choice of option answer to Issue 18 for reasons why. The focus for a restoration strategy should be to suitable BAP priority habitats such as Lowland Calcareous Grassland, Upland Calcareous Grassland, Mountain Heaths and Willow Scrub, Inland Rock Outcrop and Scree Habitats, Calaminarian Grasslands, Open Mosaic Habitats on Previously Developed Land, Limestone Pavements. Some of these habitats are ‘new’ BAP habitats and may not have specific habitat creation targets but should still be considered, if it is feasible to achieve restoration of these habitats on former quarries. Further advice can be sought from Nature After Minerals, from the LBAP co-ordinator or the County Ecologist.
Tarmac’s Ballidon 55ha Quarry in the Peak District National Park is a good example of a restored limestone quarry; it has a five year BAP for upland calcareous grassland and will be managed in the long-term to 2037. The restoration will make a significant local contribution to this BAP target and will be sympathetic in character to the surrounding landscape and wildlife. The site benefits the local community directly through the provision of footpaths enhancing local access, and the local economy is boosted with several hundred visitors to the site every year. Producing a restoration strategy for all limestone quarries in the region could deliver the benefits outlined in this example but on a significantly larger scale within the A515 Corridor.
11 Aug 2010 09:33
Andrew Threlfall Option 2 would appear tobe the most effective method. in reality the A515 corridor is not a huge eyesore and will to a degree self regenerate as facilties move/change. 21 Jun 2010 12:54