MP4: Crushed Rock (Limestone) Provision

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Nottinghamshire Minerals Local Plan Publication Version

Representation ID: 265

Received: 11/10/2019

Respondent: Tarmac

Agent: Heaton Planning Ltd

Legally compliant? No

Sound? No

Duty to co-operate? No

Representation Summary:

As with the case for sand and gravel there should not be a reliance/assumption that supply
chains will continue. As worded the policy is not positively prepared and is therefore
It is likely that there is a wider demand for crushed rock within the County than that met by
Nether Langwith. Crushed rock requirements are met from imports (Leicestershire 70% and
Derbyshire). Policy should be flexible and supportive to increase indigenous crushed rock
supply. The Plan should also be clear that Nottinghamshire is not self sufficient in crushed
rock supply and is reliant on neighbouring East Midlands Authority areas to maintain supply.
The crushed rock supply situation within the East Midlands should also be monitored closely
as there are substantial reserves constrained in mothballed sites and those sites that benefit
from rail link have limited production capacity to meet current demand levels. Any significant upturn in demand may result in crushed rock demand not being able to be met – particularly when competing with markets in the south east.

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