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 C: How do we contribute to a reduction in the supply of aggregates from the Peak District National Park? how we contribute to a reduction in the supply of aggregates from the Peak District National Park [List all comments on this document part]
Comment ID /3979457/11
Respondent Mark North - Mineral Products Association [List all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 10 Aug 2010
Comment
There is no Government policy which stipulates that there should be a progressive reduction in mineral working in National Parks. Paragraph 14 of MPS1 sets out the true policy situation which is that major mineral development proposals in National Parks should be demonstrated to be in the public interest before they are allowed to proceed. A reduction in the supply of minerals from the PDNP should only be an objective if that is proved to be in the public interest.

The overall objective should be to make provision for a sustainable supply of materials. The objective for the MCS should be to facilitate a reduction in the supply of aggregates from the PDNP where it is in the public interest to do so.