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 A: Ensuring Sufficient Provision of Minerals How should we calculate the provision for aggregates beyond 2020? how we should calculate the provision for aggregates beyond 2020 [List all comments on this document part]
Comment ID /3604769/1
Respondent Stephen Woods - Cemex [List all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 15 Jul 2010
It is crucial that the means of calculating aggregate provision be consistent throughout the Framework period. As the apportionment approach has been adopted for the period up to 2020 then this approach should continue to be adopted for the extended period up to 2030. There seems to be little logic behind the suggestion that Derbyshire should seek to reduce its contribution to the shortfall caused by the Peak Park running down its permitted reserves. It seems to be based on an anticipation that other MPAs will step in, but no evidence is provided to support this. Rather than unilaterally assuming that other MPAs will 'take up the baton' post 2020 this issue is one that should be resolved at a RAWP or inter RAWP level. Therefore option 1 would be more appropriate at this time. There is a general presumption to the decrease of mineral operation in the Peak District but this should not lead to the omission of mineral extraction in the Peak District.