Minerals Plan: Key Issues & Options

Derby & Derbyshire Minerals Core Strategy: Key Issues & Options

Part Two: Vision, Objectives, Issues & Options

In the light of the information in part one, we are now developing a "spatial vision", which is intended to guide the overall strategy for minerals planning in Derbyshire in the period to 2030. In order to ensure that we address each aspect of the vision adequately, we have translated it into a series of objectives. The way we achieve these objectives will be through policies in the final Minerals DPD. In some cases, achieving our objectives will be challenging, and there are potentially some very difficult choices to be made.   In Chapter 6, we have laid out some of the major issues which we think need addressing to meet our objectives and some of the potential solutions to these problems.

For example, paragraph 7 of the vision states that, by 2030, there will have been a reduction in the excessive landbank of crushed rock in Derbyshire. This part of the vision stems from national guidance which states that excessive landbanks (which in Derbyshire mainly result from extensive ministerial permissions granted in the 1950s) should be reduced. In order to ensure this aspect of the vision is properly considered in the plan making process, we have produced an objective for the plan (objective G), to reduce permitted reserves of crushed rock. There are, however, some significant issues that need to be addressed before we can meet this objective.

Figure 5: The Relationship Between Chapters of this Document and the Draft Core StrategyFlow Diagram