The new, comprehensive ‘Driver’s Handbook’ has been developed by members as a tool for drivers to help them understand and manage the risks that they face and can create when driving and operating vehicles for work. It is hoped that it will help them make safer choices about the way they drive and behave around vehicles.
The UK Mineral Extraction Industry Report prepared by MPA on behalf of the CBI Minerals Group shows how critical the UK mineral extraction industry, particularly the non-energy sector, is to the economy.
This guidance has been prepared jointly by the Planning Officers’ Society Minerals & Waste Forum with the Mineral Products Association. Its purpose is to provide advice on how to prepare a Local Aggregate Assessment (LAA) and on their use, based on recent practice. It is principally intended for Mineral Planning Authorities, to assist them in their preparation of LAAs, but also for Aggregate Working Parties in their role as consultees on LAAs. It will also be useful to MPA members in considering and commenting LAAs including at Aggregate Working Parties.
This Guide was developed by the MPA’s Biodiversity and Nature Conservation Group following a workshop it held in late 2013. The Guide aims to build on existing guidance and considers how minerals can be worked and sites restored to deliver biodiversity gains within aerodrome safeguarding areas while reducing and managing bird strike hazard and risk to levels acceptable to aerodrome operators and mineral planning authorities.
The case studies below illustrate aspects of good practice in delivery of biodiversity while mitigating birdstrike risk. Further case studies are being developed and will be added in due course.
The range of communication activities within the scope of the minerals industry and the minerals planning authorities and the number of stakeholders are large but are summarised here in Table 1. Table 2 provides an example of a structured approach to defining a communications strategy that could be adapted for use.