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 N... 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 /3853857/2
Respondent John Bradshaw - Tarmac [List all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 13 Aug 2010
The progressive reduction of mineral working in the Peak District National Park by the transfer to Derbyshire of a proportion of the sub-regional apportionment (as has been agreed in the recent review by the East Midlands RAWP), will inevitably result in a reduction on the Derbyshire landbank, albeit not a significant one. However, if the principle is repeated in future reviews, the effect on Derbyshire's landbank will be cumulative and will accelerate. It will also tend to increase the environmental pressure on Derbyshire's infrastructure and may not in the event reduce significantly one of the principal impacts of quarrying on the Park environment - the passage of HGVs.

However, it is worth noting that the reduction during the Plan period will arise purely because of the expiry and/or exhaustion of a number of existing operations in the Park and the application of the very restrictive policy on the grant of new permissions, which the industry has acknowledged in the MPA's 4 Point Plan. The scope for a further reduction in due course is dependent on when further closures might take place and although the policy aspiration is legitimate, it is of no practical import in delivering the objective.