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 /3676513/2
Respondent Ian Dickinson - Canal and Rive… [List all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 15 Jul 2010
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Para 10. BW welcomes the aim of transporting minerals more sustainably, and would comment that whilst the scope for transporting freight on waterways may be limited ue to the size of the navigations and the available navigation routes, where it is appropriate to move freight by water this option should not be disregarded. Transport Assessments submitted with new development proposals should consider and make reference to transportation of materials (e.g. minerals and spoil) by water.
Para 11. BW supports the intention to make effective restoration and productive after-use an integral consideration in site selection. Where minerals sites are adjacent to canal corridors, we would wish to see careful consideration of restoration to ensure that the overall character of the canal corridor is enhanced and wildlife and biodiversity are also protected and enhanced. There may be opportunities for redundant mineral workings to provide moorings, marinas and recreation facilities as part of restoration programmes.
Para 12. BW supports the intention to develop restoration strategies for areas subject to long term cumulative impact of quarrying, such as the Trent Valley. Such strategies should have regard to the waterway environment where appropriate and consider how to protect and enhance the character of this environment in formulating restoration proposals.