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 7: Major Issues & Options Objective K: Restoration of mineral workings A Strategy for Restoring Sand & Gravel Workings in the Trent Valley the Strategy for Restoring Sand & Gravel Workings in the Trent Valley [List all comments on this document part]
Comment ID /3676513/5
Respondent Ian Dickinson - Canal and River Trust [List all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 15 Jul 2010
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BW does not have a view as to whether Option 1 or Option 2 represents the better approach. However, we would expect that whichever approach is taken will acknowledge the importance of the Trent & Mersey Canal within the Trent Valley and take account of it in the restoration strategy for this area, recognising the particular character of the canal corridor and it's ecological importance. Any strategy should give careful consideration to securing the enhancement of the canal and it's environs and protecting wildlife and biodiversity. There may be opportunities for redundant mineral workings to provide moorings, marinas and recreation facilities as part of restoration programmes, which should also be recognised within the strategy.