Safeguarding mineral resources

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Comment

Part 1 - Initial Draft (February 2015)

Representation ID: 2016

Received: 18/03/2015

Respondent: The Coal Authority

Representation:

NEDDC area contains coal resources which are capable of extraction by surface mining operations. These resources cover nearly all of Districet.

Coal Authority is keen to ensure coal resources are not unnecessarily sterilised by new development. Where this may be the case, The CA would be seeking prior extraction of coal. This has benefit of removing any potential land instability problems.


Coal Mining Legacy
NEDDC area has been subjected to coal mining which will have left a legacy.
Potential public safety/stability problems can be triggered and uncovered by development activities.

Approximately 2,480 recorded mine entries within NEDDC.

Although mining legacy occurs as a result of mineral workings, important that new development recognises problems and how they can be positively addressed.

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Comment

Part 1 - Initial Draft (February 2015)

Representation ID: 2231

Received: 18/03/2015

Respondent: The Coal Authority

Representation:

The Coal Authority is pleased to see that there is signposting in this Local Plan to Derbyshire County Council as Minerals Planning Authority and reference made to the policies and plans which will form the policy framework for the decision making process when planning applications are being considered.

Reason - In order to ensure that the policy is clear in respect of the requirements of the NPPF.

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