Minerals Plan: Key Issues & Options

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Document Section Derby & Derbyshire Minerals Core Strategy: Key Issues & Options Part One: Background Information Chapter 4: A Portrait of Minerals in Derbyshire the Transportation section [List all comments on this document part]
Comment ID /3613985/4
Respondent Mr Wise - Highways Agency [List all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 29 Jul 2010
The document acknowledges that most of the minerals produced in Derbyshire are transported by road. It is also noted that Derbyshire contains a fairly fragmented railway system, with the majority of these routes carrying freight. It is stated that, generally, rail links are only viable at high volume long life quarries where the significant capital costs can be recovered, although smaller operations can sometimes access the rail network where opportunities arise. The HA would encourage the potential for transfer from road to rail to be taken into account when selecting areas for further development.
It is important that the transportation of minerals is taken into consideration from the outset of the development of the Core Strategy to embed the principals of sustainable travel, the need to minimise the impact upon the local and strategic highway networks and opportunities for modal shift within the document.