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 E: How do we ensure the sustainable use of minerals? Increasing the Use of Secondary & Recycled Aggregates Content [List all comments on this document part]
Comment ID /3606369/3
Respondent Christopher Broome - Derbyshir… [List all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 15 Jul 2010
DCA supports the view that the extraction of primary aggregates and minerals from Derbyshire should be kept to a minimum by maximising the practices of reducing mineral waste, making greater use of recycled and secondary materials and by ensuring the sustainable use of minerals. We believe more could be done to reduce the demand for newly quarried limestone crushed stone aggregates for the construction industry through the greater use of recycled and reprocessed materials. The continued demand for new supplies of crushed rock is not sustainable in the long term and solutions need to be found to find alternatives to the current practice of excavating and taking away our limestone hills and our heritage that is within those same hills. The Planning Authority has a duty to seek ways of achieving this objective and include these in their Minerals Core Strategy.