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 F: Safeguarding minerals the How will they work? section [List all comments on this document part]
Comment ID /3979457/12
Respondent Mark North - Mineral Products Association [List all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 10 Aug 2010
Comment
Mineral Safeguarding Areas are an obligatory component of a mechanism by which mineral planning authorities can ensure that mineral resources are not needlessly sterilised by other forms of development (MPS1, Para.13). They should be defined above and where appropriate around all mineral deposits that are believed to be of current or future economic importance. Such deposits are known as "mineral resources". MSAs should therefore be defined above and around all mineral resources. The position of those resources can be determined using best available geological information.

All mineral resources must be safeguarded. To be in line with the requirements of MPS1 a sufficiency test cannot be applied. No assumption can be made about what future generations might consider is sufficient.