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 /3997185/9
Respondent Tom French - Derbyshire County Council [List all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 18 Aug 2010
I assume what is presented are essentially objectives for a vision. Couldn't they be more 'visionary'?

For example, element 12 "restoration strategies will have been developed...". Couldn't this be "Comprehensive, area based restoration strategies have been developed for areas along the Trent valley and the A615, resulting in a holistic, visionary approach to minerals working and site restoration in these areas. Site working and restoration proposals in these areas now contribute towards a strategic plan to provide high quality green infrastructure within a changing landscape, leaving a positive legacy for those communities..." etc

Other elements could stand strengthening in relation to the natural environment - for example element 4 considers solely the economic strand of sustainable development. 'Sustainable development' is usually considered to be made up of three, equally important themes - social, environmental, and economic.