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 Prior Extraction section [List all comments on this document part]
Comment ID /3979457/13
Respondent Mark North - Mineral Products Association [List all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 10 Aug 2010
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Existing MLP Policy MP17 is inadequate because it merely says that proposals for development which would sterilise minerals will be resisted. That does not constitute an effective means of safeguarding those resources. There should be a presumption against competing development, conveyed by policies in the Development Plan, which will only allow permission to be granted in exceptional circumstances as defined by those policies. The BGS/CLG Guide to Minerals Safeguarding (2007) should be used as the basis for mineral safeguarding policy in Derbyshire.