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 Permitted Mineral Reserves section [List all comments on this document part]
Comment ID /3979457/4
Respondent Mark North - Mineral Products Association [List all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 10 Aug 2010
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Permitted Mineral reserves" (Paragraph 4.20)

This is incorrect terminology. As shown in Appendix A, a mineral resource must be "permitted" for it to be "a reserve".

Key points from the Portrait of Minerals in Derbyshire

Despite the fact that the economic impact of minerals working is mentioned in the preceding pages, not one single positive point is made in the list about the industry in the box of Key points on page 25. The industry makes a significant contribution to the local economy, biodiversity and heritage. By omitting all positive points from this box, the document gives an unbalanced impression to consultees of an industry that simply creates problems and contributes nothing.