Minerals Plan: Towards a Strategy for Sand & Gravel

Summary of Responses

Q1: The Local Aggregate Assessment

Please read the Local Aggregate Assessment and tell us what you think.  Do you agree with the approach we have taken, which results in the figure of 18 million tonnes or do you think the LAA should use an approach which results in a figure closer to the 10 year average of 1.28 mt per annum, which would amount to around 14 million tonnes over the plan period to 2030?

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Q2: Strategic Areas

Please read the document “Towards a Strategy for Sand & Gravel” and tell us what you think about the draft Strategy. 
 
Do you think that sites should continue to be allocated in the Trent valley where extraction currently takes place, for the whole of the Plan period to 2030?  Or do you think that some new sites should also be allocated in the Lower Dove Valley to help ease the impact on communities in the Trent Valley?
 
Do you think there are any other impacts or opportunities that can arise from sand and gravel development in a particular area?

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Q3a: Site Assessments

What criteria do you think should be taken into account in assessing sites for future sand and gravel extraction?
 
Have you any information which would help in the assessment of this particular site?
           
Are there any other sites you can suggest for sand and gravel extraction?

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Q3b: Site Assessments

Do you think that this approach will form a good strategic basis for assessing whether sites should be permitted, and how they are restored?

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Q4: Safeguarding Future Resources

Do you agree that this will be the correct approach?

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Q5: Community Benefits

What benefits would you like to see provided by mineral operators in your community if extraction takes place?

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