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 6: Plan Objectives the Plan Objectives [List all comments on this document part]
Comment ID /3980833/8
Respondent Charles Butt - Nature After Mi… [List all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 11 Aug 2010
Objective K.
Suggest addition of 'long-term management' after 'aftercare'. Without long-term management, even if the desired habitat is achieved within the aftercare period, natural succession would result in failure to meet desired habitat restoration objectives. For example, Sandy Heath Quarry in Bedfordshire has a long-term management agreement between Lafarge and the RSPB. This has the multiple benefits of bringing on board wildlife conservation expertise to site management, ensuring management continues in the long-term so that the conservation value of the site - mosaic of heathland habitats managed by sheep grazing - is maintained, and increased access for the local community.
Another welcome addition would be greater emphasis on the need for a phased approach to restoration during extraction and recognition of the potential to meet local and national BAP targets for habitat creation.