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 5: A Vision for Minerals Development in Derbyshire the Vision for Minerals Development in Derbyshire [List all comments on this document part]
Comment ID /3730177/4
Respondent barry.joyce [List all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 13 Aug 2010
The CS needs to establish the use of Landscape Character Types as a spatial context for considering environmental issues and establish the principle that environmental impacts will be considered within this context. This is important in helping to link to the work already done as part of the site allocations plan. The C&D Section developed a methodology within this spatial framework that considered landscape, visual, ecological and the historic environment issues in a more holistic and joined up manner. This is the strength of this approach. If the CS doesn't move towards the spatial approach outline above in its vision, aims and objectives - i.e. as a direction it wants to work towards - then it fundamentally undermines the strength of this approach.

There is an opportunity for a much more sophisticated response to environmental issues which I believe is being promoted by various planning policy statements - PPS1, PPS5, PPS7 and PPS9 - and the CS needs to be seen to be moving away from a simple designation led approach.

People can relate to these landscapes as areas where they live and can consequently develop a better understanding of the issues likely to affect them and their environment. Given the current format of the CS how are people able to consider how the plan might affect them?