Mineral resource information for development plans : Peak District National Park : resources and constraints

Highley, D.E.; Cameron, D.G.. 1995 Mineral resource information for development plans : Peak District National Park : resources and constraints. Nottingham, UK, British Geological Survey, 29pp. (Mineral Resources Series, WF/95/004) (Unpublished)

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This report has been prepared to be used in conjunction with the Mineral Resources Map of the Peak District National Park. The principal aim of the report and its associated map is to show the broad distribution of mineral resources of current or potential economic interest in the Peak District National Park and to relate these to selected, nationally-recognised planning constraints on extraction of minerals. The work is intended to assist in the consideration and preparation of development plan policies in respect of mineral extraction and the protection of important mineral resources. Development plans set out the main considerations on which planning applications are determined, and they therefore form the essential framework of the planning system. The importance of the development plan system in planning decisions is emphasised by Section 54A of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, which requires that planning applications and appeals be determined in accordance with the development plan, unless material considerations indicate otherwise. The planning system is therefore a plan-led system. Development plan preparation must take account of Government guidance. This is primarily set out in Planning Policy Guidance notes (PPGs), Mineral Planning Guidance notes (MPGs) and Regional Planning Guidance notes (RPGs). These provide advice on a range of general and specific issues. The ‘development plan’ includes structure plans, which contain strategic planning policies, and local plans, containing detailed policies and proposals, or unitary development plans, which combine both functions. In addition, relevant authorities must produce local plans on minerals and waste. Information on mineral resources is required to assist the production of mineral local plans by the identification of important resources and the planning constraints which may affect such resources. This information is also necessary for the preparation of structure, local and unitary plans, both in relation to mineral development and the prevention of the sterilisation of important mineral resources. Three major elements of information are presented and described: • the geological distribution and importance of mineral resources • the extent of mineral planning permissions and the location of current mineral workings • the extent of key planning constraints (national statutory designations) The map thus brings together a wide range of information, much of which is scattered and not always available in a consistent and convenient form. It is anticipated that the map and report will also provide valuable background data for a much wider audience, including the different sectors of the minerals industry, other agencies and authorities (e.g. The Planning Inspectorate, the NRA, the Countryside Commission and English Nature), environmental interests and the general public.

Item Type: Publication - Report
Programmes: BGS Programmes > Economic Minerals
Funders/Sponsors: British Geological Survey, Department of the Environment
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: This item has been internally reviewed, but not externally peer-reviewed. This report accompanies the 1:100,000 scale map : Peak District National Park mineral resources
Additional Keywords: mineral resources
NORA Subject Terms: Earth Sciences
Date made live: 30 Jun 2023 17:05 +0 (UTC)

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