Minerals Plan: Key Issues & Options

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Document Section Derby & Derbyshire Minerals Core Strategy: Key Issues & Options Part One: Background Information Chapter 2: Policy Context the Policy Context chapter [List all comments on this document part]
Comment ID /3730081/1
Respondent Jamie Singleton - Derbyshire County Council [List all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 29 Jul 2010
Comment
Para 2.5 doesn't seem to reflect the importance of rail for primary distribution of extracted minerals mainly from the Peak District and to Chaddesden Sidings from the rail ballast renewal process. Rail offers a potential bigger market for the product so is both an opportunity and a threat to minerals planning.

The impact of the availability of local limestone in attracting the establishment of big new nationally significant cement plants does not seem to have been fully recognised. These mostly use rail to deliver the product to regional centres as part of a national and sometimes international distribution network. E.g. Cement from Hope goes by train as far as Plymouth for onward distribution