North West Sustainability Appraisal Checklist for Developments
The checklist is made up of a total of 60 questions, categorised into eight different sections:
Sustainability Appraisal Checklist
|Climate Change (11 questions)
||To ensure that new developments are appropriately adapted to the potential future impacts of climate change and to minimise their own impact on greenhouse gases, flooding, heat gain and water resources
|Placemaking (16 questions)
|| To ensure that the most sustainable sites are used for development and that the design process, layout structure and form provide a development that is appropriate to the local context and supports a sustainable community.
|Community (4 questions)
||To ensure that the development supports a vibrant, diverse and inclusive community which integrates with surrounding communities.
|Transport (10 questions)
||To ensure people can reach the facilities they need by: designing out the need to travel, encouraging walking and cycling, encouraging public transport use and accommodating private cars in a way that minimises their impact and promotes a reduction in their use.
|Ecology (4 questions)
||To ensure that the ecological value of the site is conserved and enhanced, maintaining biodiversity and protecting existing natural habitats which can contribute to and enhance the amenity of the area.
|Resources (7 questions)
||To promote the more sustainable use of resources related to both the construction and the operation of new developments.
|Business (7 questions)
||To ensure that the development contributes to the sustainable economic vitality of the local area and region.
|Buildings (1 question)
||To ensure that the design of individual buildings does not undermine the sustainability of the overall development.
Page last reviewed: 08 September 2017
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