Minerals Plan: Key Issues & Options

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Document Section Derby & Derbyshire Minerals Core Strategy: Key Issues & Options Part Two: Vision, Objectives, Issues & Options Chapter 5: A Vision for Minerals Development in Derbyshire the Vision for Minerals Development in Derbyshire [List all comments on this document part]
Comment ID /3611489/1
Respondent Anna Partington [List all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 15 Jul 2010
By virtue of its geomorphology this county is rich in a variety of accessible minerals. Attached to existing and potential extraction-processing sites are many factors requiring careful consideration.

However there are a handful of general principles which I feel, from experience, are relevant to all. I should like therefore to highlight these general points.

1. Volume/weight of output per man and machine hour is now

2. Plant, machinery, lorries and tankers are larger and louder.

3. Towns, villages and hamlets in Derbyshire are generally
growing to encompass more homes, community amenities,
and diversity of economic activities: not least of all home
based working.

4. There is continuing economic pressure on operators to
obtain conditions of operation which can run counter to the
interests of neighbourhood life and individual wellbeing.

5. While new environmental and mineral planning legislation
recognises the realities of impact, even with the best
mitigation measures the day to day lives of people are still
detrimentally affected.

6. In these circumstances it is in the interests of all parties:
operators, local authorities, residents and other types of
commerce, that an adopted Core Strategy Document
provides for extraction and processing sites to be located
well away from all communities.