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 G: Reducing the landbank of permitted reserves of crushed rock in Derbyshire? reducing the landbank of permitted reserves of crushed rock in Derbyshire [List all comments on this document part]
Comment ID /3606369/2
Respondent Christopher Broome - Derbyshire Caving Association [List all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 15 Jul 2010
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DCA would support the policy of reducing the permitted mineral reserves (land bank) within Derbyshire and the proposed means of achieving this aim are also supported in principle i.e. to encourage quarry operators to relinquish old permissions from the 1950s in exchange for being granted new permissions on more acceptable sites, mostly outside of the Peak Park. One suggestion which DCA may be willing to support, is further consideration of the notion of increasing extraction of limestone from the Permian (Magnesium) Limestone areas in the east of the county. There are few caves generally in this area as development of such systems has not taken place as the strata isn't so well jointed as the Carboniferous Limestone and doesn't therefore lend itself to cave formation in the normal way. There are however a number of exceptions and several caves in the area, outside of the protected Creswell Gorge, are of importance to DCA, for example, the slip-rift cave systems.