Alresford Design Statement

Appendix B Sustainability Appraisal

Introduction

Sustainable development means ensuring the needs of the present do not compromise the ability of future generations to meet their needs. Planning Guidance expects planning documents to address a wide range of social, economic and environmental issues as they are being drawn up, by undertaking a Sustainability Appraisal. In this Appendix we appraise the policies that have resulted from the perceived needs of the community of New Alresford that have arisen as a result of the public consultation process. This appraisal covers each of the guidelines against the set criteria used by Winchester City Council Planning Department in the Local District Plan (based on the 13 Local Government Management Key Themes to a Sustainable Community (1994)).

WCC Criterion

The criterion used is as follows:

Land useResource use
Protection of resources

Reduction of resource use, efficient use of resources, recycling and minimisation of waste.
Pollution - including increases in traffic Pollution is reduced to a level that natural systems can use without damage
Protection of diversity
Access to wildlife/nature sites
The diversity of nature is protected and accessible to all
Local Needs Provision
Local Needs Use
Local needs are/should be satisfied by local service, supply and production.
Housing Provision
Access
Housing provision with equal access to facilities, service, and goods with minimal environmental cost and not determined by income.
Road Safety
General road safety.
Traffic congestion and related dangers.
Self Development
Involvement
Everyone has access to facilities that will enable them to develop to their full protection and play a full part within the community.
Leisure Provision
Recreational and leisure activities available to all.
Protection of Built Environment
Urban Design
Local Identity
Places, spaces, settlements, buildings, landscape use are designed to protect local diversity, uniqueness, identity and distinctiveness.

Appraisal Narrative:

Chapter 3 Spaces and Landscapes.

Guidelines L1 - L6. Normally score positively. The only item scoring no effect throughout this section is housing provision which is not addressed in the Landscape Chapter. Spaces in new development have been covered in Chapter 5.

Chapter 4 The Conservation Area.

Guidelines C1 - C12 normally score positively. C4, C9, C10 have a mainly neutral score as they add use to the property but use new resources. Most other factors can use re-cycled materials or new more energy efficient materials.

Chapter 5 The Non-Conservation Area.

Guidelines NC1-NC12 have a neutral score because the community has addressed how they want these areas preserved. The negative effect on pollution, transport and road safety, the accessibility of local provisions, and damage natural water resources (see Maps 1.2 and 3.1) is counterbalanced by the need for renewable and energy efficient materials and equipment being used in any new build. Character properties are covered by guidelines C1-C12.

SUSTAINABILITY APPRAISAL TABLE

Key for Sustainability Appraisal Tables below:
√ = Positive Effect
√? = Positive Effect Expected
0 = Should obtain the status Quo or Positive
0? = Status Quo or Marginal Negative Effect

Sheet 1 of 2 - Landscape and Conservation Area

Guidelines L1 L2 L3 L4 L5 L6 C1 C2 C3 C4 C5 C6 C7 C8 C9 C10 C11 C12 G1
Land use
o o o o? o o o √ ? o o √ ? o o o o √ ?
Resource use √? o? √? o √? √? o o √?
Protection of resources √? o o √? √? o √? √?
Pollution o o √? o o o o √? o o o √? o o √?
Protection of diversity √? √? o √? o √?
Access to wildlife/nature sites o o o o o o? o? o o o o o o √?
Local needs provision o √? o √? o √? √? √?
Local needs use o √? o √? o o o √? √? √? √?
Housing provision o o o o o o o o o o √? o o o? o o
Access o √? √? o o o o o o o o o o o o
Road safety o √? √? o √? o o o o o o o o o
Self development √? √? √? √? √? √? o √?
Involvement √? √?   o? √? √?
Leisure provision o √? √? √? o √? √? √? o o √? o √?
Leisure access √? √? o o o o √? √? o o o √? o o
Protection of the built environment √? √? o √?   o
Urban design √? o o o o
Local identity

SUSTAINABILITY APPRAISAL TABLE

Sheet 2 of 2 - Landscape and Non-Conservation Area

Guidelines G2 G3 G4 NC1 NC2 NC3 NC5 NC6 NC9 NC10 NC12 GN1 GN2 GN3
Land use
√? o o o o √? o o o o √? o
Resource use o o √? √? o o
Protection of resources o? √? o o o √? o o
Pollution o? o? o o o o o o o √? o
Protection of diversity √? o o o
Access to wildlife/nature sites o o o? o? o o o o √? o √?
Local needs provision √?
Local needs use o √?
Housing provision √? √? o √? o o o o o
Access o? o o o o o
Road safety o? o o o? o √? o
Self development √? √? √? √? √?
Involvement √? √? √? o o
Leisure provision √? √? √? √? o o √? o √? o o √?
Leisure access √? √? o? o? o √? √? √? √? o √? √?
Protection of the built environment o o o
Urban design o o
Local identity