The use of mineral resources and issues of harmonization between spatial plans for the mining areas in Serbia with other strategic documents
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Growing development needs and requirements for mineral resources endorsed by the contemporary society reopen the issues of mineral resources finitude and effects that mineral industry imposes on the global scene. Mining is certainly among the activities which raise numerous environmental and social concerns being enhanced by continuous demand for new exploitation areas. Experience supports the need for continuous process of planning in the mining areas and development of extensive research, both fundamental and applied. With particular focus on spatial plans for the mining areas in Serbia, this paper addresses current mining regulatory framework and issue of harmonization between spatial plans for the mining areas with other pertinent strategic documents on environmental and social protection. Regardless they have been prescriptive or legally binding, fundamental principles of these strategic documents serve as guidance towards sustainable development in the mining sector under the new... institutional, organization and economic settings.
Keywords:mineral resources / spatial planning / Serbia / environmental and social protection / strategic documents
Source:Spatium, 2011, 24, 21-26
- Institute of Architecture, Urban & Spatial Planning of Serbia