Minerals Plan: Key Issues & Options

Derby & Derbyshire Minerals Core Strategy: Key Issues & Options

Objective A: Ensuring Sufficient Provision of Minerals

7.3 We have identified the following as the main issues that we need to address before we can propose suitable policies to address Objective A.  Each of these individual issues are discussed in detail below.

  • How should we calculate the provision for aggregates in Derbyshire beyond 2020, because we are faced with two different methods?
  • How should we address the need for new sand and gravel provision in order to meet the agreed and future apportionment?
  • How do we maintain an adequate supply of industrial limestone?
  • How do we manage the potential increase in demand for the extraction of coal?
  • How do we address the need for building stone?
  • How do we manage the demand for the extraction of clay?
  • How do we manage the demand for the extraction of vein minerals?
  • How do we manage the demand for the extraction of oil & gas developments?

7.4 One important aspect to note is that whilst we need to consider the provision of all minerals, there is a national framework only for the provision of aggregates.  This influences the extent to which we can be certain over our estimates of future demand and consequently our ability to make future provision in the plan. This issue is examined more closely in each of the mineral evidence base papers.