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  • SUSTAINABILITY APPRAISAL REPORT To accompany the Village Design Statement for the Parish of Wonersh. 16th October 2006

  • SUSTAINABILITY APPRAISAL A Sustainability Appraisal can be defined as a single appraisal tool which provides for the systematic identification and evaluation of the economic, social and environmental impacts of a proposal. In the case of a Village Design Statement, this is a way of testing the sustainability of the document. The form that the Sustainability Appraisal takes is based on the ODPM Guidance “Sustainability Appraisal of Regional Strategies and Local Development Frameworks” November 2005. As an extensive Appraisal is not required for a Village Design Statement, a modified version has been devised. APPRAISAL METHODOLOGY The form of the Appraisal is based on the ODPM Guidance “Sustainability Appraisal of Regional Strategies and Local Development Frameworks” November 2005, and the previous Consultation Draft. The Government Office for the South East has advised that an extensive Appraisal would not be required for a Village Design Statement. The Government guidance advises that the requirements to carry out a Sustainability Appraisal and a Strategic Environmental Assessment are distinct. However, it is possible to satisfy both through a single appraisal process, ensuring that the Sustainability Appraisal meets the requirements of the Strategic Environmental Assessment Directive, and that the Directive’s approach is widened to include social and economic as well as environmental issues. It is this approach, in accordance with Government guidance, that has been adopted in this Report. The Sustainability Appraisal as detailed above was undertaken after the final draft of the Village Design Statement was completed. The Report was compiled by the Village Design Statement committee comprising a group of local residents. The Report was produced using the consultation material gathered from local residents, village organisations and Waverley Borough Council.

  • SUSTAINABILITY APPRAISAL OBJECTIVES Objectives Summary Baseline Nature of effect/

    Plan policy Assess Short Term

    Effect Medium Term

    Long Term

    Justification for assessment

    VILLAGE SETTING AND STRUCTURE

    Social Objectives To reduce poverty and social exclusion and close the gap between the most deprived areas in the South East and the rest of the region

    Parish design questionnaire and public consultations to identify the principles, design features and quality standards which are valued in the Parish.

    Support planning authorities in retaining smaller houses and encouraging low – cost housing.

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    P4 Development - Wonersh

    To improve the health and well- being of the population and reduce inequalities in health

    Parish design questionnaire and public consultations to identify the principles, design features and quality standards which are valued in the Parish.

    Retain and maintain open spaces and commons for physical recreation.

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    P5 Village Setting and Structure – Planning categories

    To raise educational achievement levels across the region and develop the opportunities for everyone to acquire the skills needed to find and remain at work

    Consultations with parish organisations.

    Raise awareness and understanding of heritage background.

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    P1-4 Introduction and Development

    To ensure everyone has the opportunity to live in a decent, sustainably constructed and affordable home

    Parish design questionnaire and public consultations to identify the principles, design features and quality standards which are valued in the Parish.

    Raise awareness of the Parish environment when considering improvements and developments.

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    P3-4 Development P5-6 Village structure and setting

    To reduce crime and fear of crime

    Local crime statistics and public consultations

    Provision of low level lighting will reduce fear of crime.

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  • To create and sustain vibrant communities

    Parish design questionnaire and public consultations to identify the principles, design features and quality standards which are valued in the Parish.

    An economic and cultural mix is encouraged by supporting the retention of a mix of housing.

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    P4 Development - Wonersh

    To encourage increased engagement in cultural activities across all sections of the community in the South East

    N/A to Village Design Statement

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    N/A

    To ensure high and stable levels of employment so everyone can benefit from the economic growth of the region

    N/A to Village Design Statement

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    N/A

    To improve accessibility to all services and facilities

    Covered by Building Regulations and Surrey County Council provisions.

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    N/A

    Environmental Objectives

    To reduce road congestion and pollution levels by improving travel choice and reducing the need for travel by car/lorry

    Covered by Government policy and Surrey County Council provisions.

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    N/A

    To reduce air pollution and ensure air quality continues to improve

    N/A to Village setting and structure

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    N/A

    To conserve the region’s biodiversity

    N/A to Village setting and structure

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    N/A

    To improve efficiency in land use through the re-use of previously developed land and

    Parish design questionnaire and public consultations to identify the principles, design features

    The Guidelines on village setting and structure, taking into account historical buildings and heritage features will

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    P5 Village setting and structure – Plot boundaries

  • existing buildings, including re- use of materials from buildings

    and quality standards which are valued in the Parish.

    encourage development to re-use existing buildings and materials.

    To protect, enhance and make accessible for enjoyment, the region’s countryside and historic environment

    Parish design questionnaire and public consultations to identify the principles, design features and quality standards which are valued in the Parish.

    Village Design Statement will educate residents, developers and planners on the historic environment and encourage them to maintain the distinctive character of the area.

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    P3 Development – Blackheath and Shamley Green P4 Development – Wonersh and The Parish as it is today

    To address the causes of climate change through reducing emissions of greenhouse gases and ensure that the South East is prepared for its impacts

    Green Lanes Initiative

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    P 5/6 Roads and Junctions

    To increase energy efficiency , and the proportion of energy generated from renewable sources in the region

    Covered by Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002 and Building Regulations

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    N/A

    To reduce the risk of flooding and the resulting detriment to public well-being, the economy and the environment and to ensure that the South East is prepared for its impacts

    N/A to Village Design Statement

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    N/A

    To maintain and improve the water quality of the region’s rivers and coasts, and to achieve sustainable water resources management

    N/A to Village Design Statement

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    N/A

    To reduce waste generation and disposal, and achieve the

    Covered by Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002 and Building

  • sustainable management of waste

    Regulations 0 0 0 N/A

    To reduce the global, social and environmental impact of consumption of resources by using sustainably produced and local products

    N/A to Village setting and structure

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    N/A

    Economic Objectives

    To sustain economic growth and competitiveness across the region

    N/A to Village Design Statement

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    N/A

    To stimulate economic revival in priority regeneration areas

    N/A to Village Design Statement

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    N/A

    To develop a dynamic, diverse and knowledge-based economy that excels in innovation with higher value, lower impact activities

    N/A to Village Design Statement

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