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OBJECT Gwasanaeth Cynllunio Mwynau & Gwastraff Gogledd Cy (Dafydd Gareth Jones)
The mineral safeguarding areas (Policy MWYN1) do not appear on the proposal map on Gwynedd Council's website nor do the sand and gravel preferred areass of search referred to in policy MWYN 3.
Inconsistency with the preferred areas of search for sand and grain in Policy MWYN3 and Proposals Map 1.
Need to update the safeguarding mineral areas identified on Proposals Map 1.
Notation for some of the constraints maps is hard to interpret, e.g. safeguarding sand and gravel where the area crosses other denotations such as 'special landscape areas'.
Need to include all preferred areas of search that have been identified for sand and gravel in Policy MWYN3 on Proposals Map 1, i.e. ensure that the following areas are marked on the proposals map as well as those that have already been included, namely;
Bodychain Farm, Llanllyfni,
Derwyn Fawr, Gandolbenmaen,
Llecheiddior Uchaf, Gandolbenmaen.
Update the mineral sites identified on Proposals Map 1 to include Nanhoron Quarry and Nant Gwrtheyrn working mineral deposits. The situation also needs to be reviewed to include new bac-up quarries (if approved), but also the practicality of including small sites such as Nant Gwrtheyrn and the submission of Prohibition Orders to recommence mining on any 'dormant' mineral site, e.g. Dorothea Quarry.
The mineral safeguarding areas (Policy MWYN1) need to be included on the interactive map as well all the sand and gravel preferred areas of search referred to in policy MWYN3.
OBJECT The Coal Authority (Mr James Smith)
The final paragraph of Policy MWYN6 appears to attempt to combine the issues of land instability arising from the legacy of coal mining and the potential for prior extraction of coal to avoid resource sterilisation with buffer zones around mineral sites. These are two distinct planning issues. The Coal Authority does not consider that the reference to land instability should be included within a policy
relating to buffer zones around mineral sites.
The Coal Authority recommends that the last paragraph of Policy MWYN6 should be moved into a new policy
OBJECT Jones Bros Ruthin represented by RML (Stephen Blunt)
The policy and justification should be simplified and revised, allowing for:
1 Where applied, Buffer zones to be set as the minimum necessary distances, on a case-by-case basis, given other related legislative control measures.
2 100 m buffer zones should also apply to extraction from hard rock mineral working deposits where no blasting is permitted, as MTAN1.
3 Extensions to mineral working operations, including working of mineral-working deposits, within defined buffer zones may be permitted in exceptional cases where it is shown that there would be no unacceptable impact on existing sensitive development.
4 Review and clarify the LDP map annotation.
OBJECT Lafarge Tarmac Trading Limited represented by Pleydell Smithyman Limited (Mr Robert Price)
Buffer zone guidance is set out in Mineral Planning Policy Wales (2000) and the Aggregates Technical Advice Note (2004). Although for hard rock quarries 200m is the defined standoff from sensitive development this is defined as any building occupied by people on a regular basis and includes housing areas, hostels, meeting places, schools and hospitals where an acceptable standard of amenity should be expected. Where there is very limited impact from the mineral extraction site the 200m buffer zone may be reduced.
OBJECT Ellesmere Sand & Gravel Company Limited represented by Pleydell Smithyman Limited (Mr Robert Price)
Buffer zone guidance is set out in Mineral Planning Policy Wales (2000) and the Aggregates Technical Advice Note (2004). Although for sand and gravel quarries 100m is the defined standoff from sensitive development this is defined as any building occupied by people on a regular basis and includes housing areas, hostels, meeting places, schools and hospitals where an acceptable standard of amenity should be expected. Where there is very limited impact from the mineral extraction site the 100m buffer zone may be reduced.