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A SUSTAINABLE, HEALTHY AND PROTECTED ENVIRONMENT
The Council's approach to environmental matters is set out in its ENVIRONMENT STRATEGY (though such matters are an important component of many of the council's plans and strategies).
It has been produced following a wide ranging consultation exercise and the Council is grateful for the contributions that have been made.
The strategy acknowledges that the Council operates as part of a wider community.
It is intended to review and amend the Strategy on an annual basis. Consequently, there will be opportunities for further consultation and involvement on a continuing basis.
The Strategy is divided into 10 sections:-
|CORPORATE MATTERS||Relating to the Council's own activities|
|INFORMATION & EDUCATION||of groups and individuals within the district|
|THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT||protecting the area's natural assets|
|THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT||protecting and enhancing the setting in which people live and work|
|THE ECONOMY||encouraging sustainable development|
|TRANSPORT||emphasising energy efficiency and pollution reduction|
|WASTE||reduction and recycling initiatives|
|POLLUTION||protection of the environment|
|ENERGY MANAGEMENT||in all buildings in the district|
|PURCHASING||environment-friendly council policies|
The Council will ensure that the environment is central to all aspects of its activities by:-
INFORMATION AND EDUCATION.
The Council will inform and communicate the Environment Strategy to individuals and groups in the district by:-
THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT.
The Council will protect and encourage the management of valuable natural assets and encourage Biodiversity in the district by:-
The Council will, with the powers available, ensure that the Built Environment from towns to individual buildings, provides a setting in which the community can live, work and play, by:-
The Council will encourage new economic activities and policies that lead in the direction of sustainability and discourage those that are contrary to it, by:-
The Council will encourage initiatives which reduce the need to travel and use more energy efficient and pollution free methods of transport, by:-
The Council will encourage the reduction, reuse or recycling of waste wherever possible, by working with the community and using educational and enforcement measures, by:-
Children watching a drama on recycling at school
The Council will seek to protect the environment using enforcement powers and educational methods encouraging greater public involvement, by:-
The Council will seek to reduce energy consumption in all Council owned buildings and houses and promote energy efficiency in all sectors, by:-
The Council will ensure that materials, packaging products and services purchased by the Council are environmentally friendly, safe and sustainable, by:-
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