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 G: Reducing the landbank of permitted reserves of crushed rock in Derbyshire? reducing the landbank of permitted reserves of crushed rock in Derbyshire [List all comments on this document part]
Comment ID /3853857/4
Respondent John Bradshaw - Tarmac [List all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 13 Aug 2010
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it is a given that the landbank will decline with the passage of time if no new permissions are granted.

However, Tarmac would be concerned that such a restrictive policy might result in otherwise environmentally worthwhile proposals being lost, leading to the loss of nationally important and sustainably accessible resources.

Accordingly Tarmac acknowledges the potential value of the proposal for the release of additional reserves at specific sites in exchange for the revocation of consent over existing reserves elsewhere where it is clear that, in the terms expressed in MPS1, the mineral "is unlikely to be worked again".

However, each case should be considered on its merits as it is important to ensure that crushed rock reserves are not needlessly sterilised and therefore lost to future generations