Sustainability Appraisal of the Core Strategy

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(3) Appendix E - Appraisal of the Core Strategy Issues and Options

Chapter 5 - The Image of the Town

Sustainability Objective 1. A centre of excellence for education and training 2. A high-tech business Location 3. Culture and tourism 4. A show case for sustainable living 5. Specialist shopping
Effect Comments Effect Comments Effect Comments Effect Comments Effect Comments
1. More opportunities are provided for everyone to live in a decent, sustainably constructed and affordable home S No direct link No direct link Long term could impact on affordability & availability of homes - 2nd homes/BB accommodation Tick No direct link
M Tick
L ? TickTick
2. The health and well-being of the population is improved and inequalities in health are reduced S Tick Better education and more opportunities contribute to well-being Tick Better education and more opportunities contribute to well-being Tick Leisure activities will promote healthier lifestyles Promotion of use of greenspaces may promote healthier lifestyles in future No direct link
M Tick Tick Tick
L Tick Tick Tick Tick
3. Levels of poverty and social exclusion are reduced and the deprivation gap is closed between the more deprived areas in Hastings and the rest of the town S Education and training opportunities will reduce economic deprivation Increasing employment opportunities will reduce economic deprivation More jobs (but possibly low paid and low skilled) ? Assumes new business is high tech, requires skilled work force No direct link
M Tick Tick Tick ?
L TickTick TickTick TickTick Tick
4. Education and skills of the population improve S Tick Tick Will increase skills level in long term ? Assume to deliver this scenario would need to up-skill the workforce No direct link
M TickTick TickTick ?
L TickTick TickTick Tick Tick
5. All sectors of the community have improved accessibility to services, facilities, jobs, and social, cultural and recreational opportunities S Tick Education opportunities, increasing employment opportunities and access to social, cultural etc opportunities Tick Tick Tick Will encourage developments to be sustainably located No direct link
M TickTick TickTick Tick Tick
L TickTick TickTick TickTick Tick
6. Safe and secure environments are created and there is a reduction in crime and the fear of crime S Tick Improved education opportunities and increased skills links to reducing crime - Refer to policy? Tick Improved education opportunities and increased skills links to reducing crime - Refer to policy? Tick Increased footfall - life on the streets/in parks, on the beach etc ? If tackle poverty, employment will achieve this Increased footfall
M Tick Tick TickTick ? Tick
L Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick
7. Vibrant and locally distinctive communities are created and sustained S Tick Will make Hastings vibrant and distinctive if achieved Tick Will make Hastings vibrant and distinctive if achieved Tick Will make Hastings vibrant and distinctive if achieved Tick Will make Hastings vibrant and distinctive if achieved Tick Will make Hastings vibrant and distinctive if achieved
M Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick
L Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick
8. Land and buildings are used more efficiently and urban renaissance encouraged S No direct link No direct link Tick Tick No direct link
M Tick Tick
L Tick TickTick
9. Biodiversity is protected, conserved and enhanced S No direct link No direct link No direct link Tick No direct link
M Tick
L Tick
10. The risk of flooding (fluvial & tidal) and coastal erosion is managed and reduced now and in the future S No direct link No direct link ? May have impact on coast Tick No direct link
M ? Tick
L ? Tick
11. Parks and gardens, countryside, coast and the historic environment/ townscape and landscape are protected, enhanced and made more accessible S No direct link No direct link Tick TickTick No direct link
M Tick TickTick
L Tick TickTick
12. Air pollution is reduced, air quality continues to improve S ? Depends on design and locations - accessibility will be important to reduce car use ? Depends on design and locations - accessibility will be important to reduce car use X More visitors all year round will result in more cars and increase in car parking needs Tick X More visitors all year round will result in more cars and increase in car parking needs
M ? ? X Tick X
L ? ? X Tick X
13.The causes of climate change are addressed through reducing emissions of greenhouse gases (mitigation) and ensuring the Borough is prepared for its impacts (adaptation) S ? Depends on design and locations - accessibility will be important to reduce car use ? Depends on design and locations - accessibility will be important to reduce car use ? More visitors - may impact on climate change Tick ? More visitors - may impact on climate change
M ? ? ? Tick ?
L ? ? ? Tick ?
14. Water quality of freshwater bodies, waterways and the marine environment is maintained and improved and water consumption is reduced S No direct link No direct link ? Impact of increased activity on coast and increased water demand Tick No direct link
M ? Tick
L ? Tick
15. Energy efficiency is increased, fuel poverty is reduced and the proportion of energy generated from renewable resources is increased S ? Depends on design of facilities provided - will need to provide ways to reduce energy consumption ? Depends on design of facilities provided - will need to provide ways to reduce energy consumption No direct link Tick No direct link
M ? ? Tick
L ? ? TickTick
16. Through waste re-use, recycling and minimisation the amount of waste for disposal is reduced S No direct link No direct link ? Uncertain impact of increased visitor numbers Tick Sustainable design can help to mitigate No direct link
M ? Tick
L ? Tick
17. Road congestion and pollution levels are reduced, and there is less car dependency and greater travel choice S ? Depends on where educational facilities/ opportunities are located e.g. next to public transport ? Depends on where high tech locations are located e.g. next to public transport ? Dependant on how visitors access the town Tick Dependant on how shoppers access the town
M ? ? ? Tick ?
L ? ? ? TickTick ?
18. There are high and stable levels of employment and rewarding and satisfying employment opportunities for all S Will help to provide a skilled workforce- will need facilities to accommodate. Not directed at all businesses and all people - but will still provide further employment opportunities But only one type of industry ? May displace employment in non-specialist shops
M Tick Tick Tick Tick ?
L TickTick TickTick TickTick Tick ?
19. Economic revival in the more deprived areas of the town is stimulated and successfully achieved S New job opportunities will help economic revival New job opportunities will help economic revival Tick New job opportunities will help economic revival New job opportunities will help economic revival New job opportunities will help economic revival
M Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick
L Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick
20. The sustained economic growth of the borough is achieved and linked closely to social regeneration S Provision of employment opportunities will aid economic growth Tick No direct link Only one element of economic growth
M Tick Tick Tick ?
L Tick Tick TickTick ?
21. Indigenous and inward investment is encouraged and accommodated S
M Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick
L Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick

Chapter 6 - Housing and Scenarios for Growth: Opportunities for Growth

Sustainability Objective 1. Increasing the density of development on existing and new brownfield sites, and identifying opportunities for development on some new greenfield sites of limited size - provide 250 dwellings 2. As option 1, but in addition, work with RDC to develop a greenfield site on the western outskirts of the town - provide 800 dwellings, plus Wilting
Effect Comments Effect Comments
1. More opportunities are provided for everyone to live in a decent, sustainably constructed and affordable home S Tick Providing new dwellings include affordable homes and are sustainably constructed Tick Providing new dwellings include affordable homes and are sustainably constructed
M Tick Tick
L Tick Tick
2. The health and well-being of the population is improved and inequalities in health are reduced S No direct link No direct link
M
L
3. Levels of poverty and social exclusion are reduced and the deprivation gap is closed between the more deprived areas in Hastings and the rest of the town S Tick Providing affordable housing will help reduce deprivation Tick Providing affordable housing will help reduce deprivation
M Tick Tick
L Tick Tick
4. Education and skills of the population improve S No direct link No direct link
M
L
5. All sectors of the community have improved accessibility to services, facilities, jobs, and social, cultural and recreational opportunities S ?/Tick Dependant on the location and accessibility of sites. Brownfield development likely to have a more positive effect ? Dependent on facilities, services and infrastructure provided
M ?/Tick ?
L ?/Tick ?
6. Safe and secure environments are created and there is a reduction in crime and the fear of crime S Tick Must be well designed developments, taking into account 'secured by design' principles Tick Must be well designed developments, taking into account 'secured by design' principles
M Tick Tick
L Tick Tick
7. Vibrant and locally distinctive communities are created and sustained S ? Dependent on design of development ? Dependent on design of development
M ? ?
L ? ?
8. Land and buildings are used more efficiently and urban renaissance encouraged S Tick/X Dependent on whether the greenfield development is the best use of land. Policy emphasises use of brownfield sites first X Greenfield development would have a significant negative effect
M TickTick/X X
L TickTick/X XX
9. Biodiversity is protected, conserved and enhanced S ?/Tick Dependant on location of development X Greenfield development would have a significant negative effect
M ?/Tick XX
L ?/Tick XX
10. The risk of flooding (fluvial & tidal) and coastal erosion is managed and reduced now and in the future S ? Dependant on location of development ? Dependant on location of development - potential to affect existing watercourses
M ? ?
L ? ?
11. Parks and gardens, countryside, coast and the historic environment/ townscape and landscape are protected, enhanced and made more accessible S ?/X New development may impact on the townscape, and lose greenfield sites. Depends on location of development ?/X New development may impact on the townscape, and lose greenfield sites. Depends on location of development
M ?/X ?/X
L ?/X ?/X
12. Air pollution is reduced, air quality continues to improve S X Intensification of the use of land will have an impact on air pollution X Intensification of the use of land will have an impact on air pollution
M X X
L X X
13. The causes of climate change are addressed through reducing emissions of greenhouse gases (mitigation) and ensuring the Borough is prepared for its impacts (adaptation) S ?/X New development would have to be built to be adaptable to climate change. Depends on the formulation of planning policies taking account of PPS1 etc ?/X New development would have to be built to be adaptable to climate change. Depends on the formulation of planning policies taking account of PPS1 etc
M ?/X ?/X
L ?/X ?/X
14. Water quality of freshwater bodies, waterways and the marine environment is maintained and improved and water consumption is reduced S ?/X New development will increase water consumption. Depends on the design standards of the development ?/X New development will increase water consumption. Depends on the design standards of the development. Potential for impact on watercourses (dependant on location)
M ?/X ?/X
L ?/X ?/X
15. Energy efficiency is increased, fuel poverty is reduced and the proportion of energy generated from renewable resources is increased S ? Depends on the design of the development and formulation of planning policies ? Depends on the design of the development and formulation of planning policies
M ? ?
L ? ?
16. Through waste re-use, recycling and minimisation the amount of waste for disposal is reduced S X More housing will result in increased waste X More housing will result in increased waste
M X X
L X X
17. Road congestion and pollution levels are reduced, and there is less car dependency and greater travel choice S ?/X Increased car ownership - developments need to be sustainably located X Higher increase in car ownership (car ownership more likely for edge of town greenfield sites). Infrastructure needs to be provided
M ?/X X
L ?/X X
18. There are high and stable levels of employment and rewarding and satisfying employment opportunities for all S No direct link No direct link
M
L
19. Economic revival in the more deprived areas of the town is stimulated and successfully achieved S ? If new housing is in deprived areas, it may aid economic revival X May direct investment out of deprived areas in favour of greenfield development
M ? X
L ? X
20. The sustained economic growth of the borough is achieved and linked closely to social regeneration S No direct link No direct link
M
L
21. Indigenous and inward investment is encouraged and accommodated S ?/Tick High standards of development may attract inward movers and investment ?/Tick High standards of development may attract inward movers and investment
M ?/Tick ?/Tick
L ?/Tick ?/Tick

Chapter 6 - Housing and Scenarios for Growth: Current Housing Stock

Sustainability Objective 1. Continue to concentrate resources on improving housing conditions in areas with the worst quality housing stock/living conditions 2. Create more mixed communities in Central St Leonards and Hastings Town Centre by refusing permission for conversions resulting in 1 bed dwellings and promoting larger family sized dwellings 3. Support the Central St Leonards Masterplan and Housing Renewal Area in St Leonards - THESE ARE AGREED AND ADOPTED PLANS. SUPPORTING THESE IS A PROCESS NOT AN OPTION
Effect Comments Effect Comments Effect Comments
1. More opportunities are provided for everyone to live in a decent, sustainably constructed and affordable home S Tick Will provide more housing opportunities ?/Tick Will help to create a better tenure mix and mix of profiles, but may displace some residents
M Tick ?/Tick
L Tick ?/Tick
2. The health and well-being of the population is improved and inequalities in health are reduced S Tick Improving housing conditions will improve health and well-being No direct link
M TickTick
L TickTick
3. Levels of poverty and social exclusion are reduced and the deprivation gap is closed between the more deprived areas in Hastings and the rest of the town S Tick ?/Tick Will help to create a better tenure mix and mix of profiles, but may displace some residents
M Tick ?/Tick
L TickTick ?/Tick
4. Education and skills of the population improve S No direct link No direct link
M
L
5. All sectors of the community have improved accessibility to services, facilities, jobs, and social, cultural and recreational opportunities S No direct link No direct link
M
L
6. Safe and secure environments are created and there is a reduction in crime and the fear of crime S Tick Will improve living conditions and the surrounding environment, which will impact on crime and fear of crime More family housing likely to result in an increase of people in community spaces
M Tick
L Tick Tick
7. Vibrant and locally distinctive communities are created and sustained S Tick Helps sustain local communities Tick Help to create mixed communities
M Tick Tick
L Tick Tick
8. Land and buildings are used more efficiently and urban renaissance encouraged S Tick Will improve existing buildings Tick Positive effect in terms of urban renaissance
M TickTick Tick
L TickTick Tick
9. Biodiversity is protected, conserved and enhanced S No direct link No direct link
M
L
10. The risk of flooding (fluvial & tidal) and coastal erosion is managed and reduced now and in the future S No direct link No direct link
M
L
11. Parks and gardens, countryside, coast and the historic environment/ townscape and landscape are protected, enhanced and made more accessible S Tick Improvements to buildings will improve the overall built environment Tick Improvements to buildings will improve the overall built environment
M Tick Tick
L Tick Tick
12. Air pollution is reduced, air quality continues to improve S No direct link No direct link
M
L
13. The causes of climate change are addressed through reducing emissions of greenhouse gases (mitigation) and ensuring the Borough is prepared for its impacts (adaptation) S ? Will have the potential to make homes more energy efficient, i.e. the Decent Homes Standard, therefore addressing climate change No direct link
M ?
L ?
14. Water quality of freshwater bodies, waterways and the marine environment is maintained and improved and water consumption is reduced S No direct link No direct link
M
L
15. Energy efficiency is increased, fuel poverty is reduced and the proportion of energy generated from renewable resources is increased S ? Should make properties more energy efficient No direct link
M ?
L ?
16. Through waste re-use, recycling and minimisation the amount of waste for disposal is reduced S ? Should incorporate storage for recycling in design No direct link
M ?
L ?
17. Road congestion and pollution levels are reduced, and there is less car dependency and greater travel choice S No direct link (will not necessarily mean more people) No direct link (will not necessarily mean more people)
M
L
18. There are high and stable levels of employment and rewarding and satisfying employment opportunities for all S No direct link No direct link
M
L
19. Economic revival in the more deprived areas of the town is stimulated and successfully achieved S Tick Improving housing conditions will contribute to economic revival Tick Providing a better housing mix to address economic deprivation
M TickTick TickTick
L TickTick TickTick
20. The sustained economic growth of the borough is achieved and linked closely to social regeneration S Tick Improvement to housing conditions in deprived areas will contribute to social regeneration, therefore helping to attract economic growth Tick Improvement to housing conditions in deprived areas will contribute to social regeneration, therefore helping to attract economic growth
M TickTick TickTick
L TickTick TickTick
21. Indigenous and inward investment is encouraged and accommodated S Tick Will encourage private investment in properties Tick Will encourage private investment in properties
M Tick Tick
L TickTick TickTick

Chapter 6 - Housing and Scenarios for Growth: Affordable Housing

Sustainability Objective 1. Require the developer to provide the affordable housing on a suitably located site in his/her ownership elsewhere in the town 2. Require the developer to pay a commuted sum to the Council so the affordable homes could be built on a site elsewhere in the town - if sites are available 3. Require the developer to scatter the affordable homes throughout the development so there is no concentration on one particular area 4. Require the developer to provide different forms of affordable housing e.g. shared ownership or key worker housing
Effect Comments Effect Comments Effect Comments Effect Comments
1. More opportunities are provided for everyone to live in a decent, sustainably constructed and affordable home S ?/Tick Will help provide affordable homes if land is available and in location of need ?/Tick Could contribute to provision of affordable housing but only where sites available Tick Tick Will allow a broader range of people to access affordable housing
M ?/Tick ?/Tick TickTick TickTick
L ?/Tick ?/Tick TickTick TickTick
2. The health and well-being of the population is improved and inequalities in health are reduced S Tick Provision of affordable housing links to health and well-being Tick Provision of affordable housing links to health and well-being Tick Provision of affordable housing links to health and well-being Tick Provision of affordable housing links to health and well-being
M Tick Tick Tick Tick
L Tick Tick Tick Tick
3. Levels of poverty and social exclusion are reduced and the deprivation gap is closed between the more deprived areas in Hastings and the rest of the town S ?/Tick Providing affordable housing will help reduce social inclusion although this option runs against mixed communities ?/Tick Providing affordable housing will help reduce social inclusion although this option runs against mixed communities TickTick Will help reduce social exclusion and provide mixed communities Tick Will help reduce social exclusion and work towards mixed communities
M ?/Tick ?/Tick TickTick Tick
L ?/Tick ?/Tick TickTick Tick
4. Education and skills of the population improve S No direct link No direct link No direct link ?/Tick May help to attract skilled workers to the town
M ?/Tick
L ?/Tick
5. All sectors of the community have improved accessibility to services, facilities, jobs, and social, cultural and recreational opportunities S ? Dependent on location of housing ? Dependent on location of housing ? Dependent on location of housing ? Dependent on location of housing
M ? ? ? ?
L ? ? ? ?
6. Safe and secure environments are created and there is a reduction in crime and the fear of crime S No direct link, although would have to ensure developments are well designed No direct link, although would have to ensure developments are well designed ? Scattering units may have positive impact on perception of crime ? Mixed communities contribute to reducing fear of crime
M ? ?
L ? ?
7. Vibrant and locally distinctive communities are created and sustained S ? Isolation of affordable housing may contribute to social exclusion - not providing mixed communities ? Dependent on location of housing. Isolation of affordable housing may contribute to social exclusion - not providing mixed communities Tick Scattering will help integrate units and provide mixed communities Tick Will help make housing more accessible to more people and create mixed communities
M ? ? Tick Tick
L ? ? Tick Tick
8. Land and buildings are used more efficiently and urban renaissance encouraged S ? Dependent on site location ? Dependent on site location ? Dependent on site location ? Dependent on site location
M ? ? ? ?
L ? ? ? ?
9. Biodiversity is protected, conserved and enhanced S ? Dependent on site location ? Dependent on site location ? Dependent on site location ? Dependent on site location
M ? ? ? ?
L ? ? ? ?
10. The risk of flooding (fluvial & tidal) and coastal erosion is managed and reduced now and in the future S No direct link No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
11. Parks and gardens, countryside, coast and the historic environment/ townscape and landscape are protected, enhanced and made more accessible S ? Dependent on site location ? Dependent on site location ? Dependent on site location ? Dependent on site location
M ? ? ? ?
L ? ? ? ?
12. Air pollution is reduced, air quality continues to improve S ? ? ? ?
M ? ? ? ?
L ? ? ? ?
13. The causes of climate change are addressed through reducing emissions of greenhouse gases (mitigation) and ensuring the Borough is prepared for its impacts (adaptation) S ? Dependent on design of development ? Dependent on design of development ? Dependent on design of development ? Dependent on design of development
M ? ? ? ?
L ? ? ? ?
14. Water quality of freshwater bodies, waterways and the marine environment is maintained and improved and water consumption is reduced S No direct link No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
15. Energy efficiency is increased, fuel poverty is reduced and the proportion of energy generated from renewable resources is increased S ? Dependent on design of development ? Dependent on design of development ? Dependent on design of development ? Dependent on design of development
M ? ? ? ?
L ? ? ? ?
16. Through waste re-use, recycling and minimisation the amount of waste for disposal is reduced S No direct link No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
17. Road congestion and pollution levels are reduced, and there is less car dependency and greater travel choice S ? Depends on location of development ? Depends on location of development ? Depends on location of development ? Depends on location of development
M ? ? ? ?
L ? ? ? ?
18. There are high and stable levels of employment and rewarding and satisfying employment opportunities for all S No direct link No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
19. Economic revival in the more deprived areas of the town is stimulated and successfully achieved S ? Depends on location of development ? Depends on location of development ? Depends on location of development Tick Should attract skilled workers to the town
M ? ? ? Tick
L ? ? ? Tick
20. The sustained economic growth of the borough is achieved and linked closely to social regeneration S ?/Tick Provision of affordable housing contributes to social regeneration ?/Tick Provision of affordable housing contributes to social regeneration ?/Tick Provision of affordable housing contributes to social regeneration Tick Mixed communities and skilled workers will contribute to economic and social regeneration
M ?/Tick ?/Tick ?/Tick Tick
L ?/Tick ?/Tick ?/Tick Tick
21. Indigenous and inward investment is encouraged and accommodated S ?/Tick Affordable housing could encourage private investment ?/Tick Affordable housing could encourage private investment ?/Tick Affordable housing could encourage private investment No direct link
M ?/Tick ?/Tick ?/Tick
L ?/Tick ?/Tick ?/Tick

Chapter 6 - Housing and Scenarios for Growth: Housing Types, Sizes and Tenures

Sustainability Objective 1. Create a specific policy on the provision of lifetime homes, extra care and sheltered housing to cater for an ageing population 2. Introduce a greater proportion of social rented housing in Hastings Town Centre and a greater mix of owner/occupation and social rented in Central St Leonards 3. Secure a mix of housing sizes and tenures on the Millennium Communities sites at Ore Valley, Station Yard and Seaside Road 4. Encourage the provision of innovative and attractive larger family housing, i.e., a more balanced mix with 3 or more bed housing, to attract skilled workers to support the economic regeneration of the town
Effect Comments Effect Comments Effect Comments Effect Comments
1. More opportunities are provided for everyone to live in a decent, sustainably constructed and affordable home S Tick Tick More opportunities for affordable homes and increase in the number meeting Decent Homes Standards Tick ?/X Will not benefit all sectors of the community, or necessarily provide affordable housing
M Tick Tick Tick ?/X
L Tick Tick Tick ?/X
2. The health and well-being of the population is improved and inequalities in health are reduced S Tick Contributes to well-being over time and improves quality of life Tick Tick No direct link
M Tick Tick Tick
L Tick Tick Tick
3. Levels of poverty and social exclusion are reduced and the deprivation gap is closed between the more deprived areas in Hastings and the rest of the town S Tick Promote social inclusion of older people Tick Helping to create mixed communities Tick Helping to create mixed communities ?/Tick Trying to achieve mixed communities, but has potential to displace some residents
M Tick Tick Tick ?/Tick
L Tick TickTick TickTick ?/Tick
4. Education and skills of the population improve S No direct link No direct link No direct link Tick May attract skilled workers
M Tick
L Tick
5. All sectors of the community have improved accessibility to services, facilities, jobs, and social, cultural and recreational opportunities S No direct link Tick Option specifies town centre areas with good accessibility Tick Accessible locations with good transport links No direct link
M Tick Tick
L Tick Tick
6. Safe and secure environments are created and there is a reduction in crime and the fear of crime S Tick Safety may be a feature of homes specifically designed No direct link No direct link No direct link
M Tick
L Tick
7. Vibrant and locally distinctive communities are created and sustained S Tick Tick Creating mixed communities Tick Creating mixed communities Tick Creating mixed communities
M Tick Tick Tick Tick
L Tick Tick Tick Tick
8. Land and buildings are used more efficiently and urban renaissance encouraged S No direct link Tick Likely to use existing housing stock and improve the built environment MC sites on brownfield land and will be making more efficient use of land Tick Upgrading/new homes will contribute to urban renaissance
M Tick Tick
L Tick Tick
9. Biodiversity is protected, conserved and enhanced S No direct link No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
10. The risk of flooding (fluvial & tidal) and coastal erosion is managed and reduced now and in the future S No direct link No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
11. Parks and gardens, countryside, coast and the historic environment/ townscape and landscape are protected, enhanced and made more accessible S No direct link No direct link Tick Positive effect where design codes applied Tick Will enhance the built environment
M Tick Tick
L Tick Tick
12. Air pollution is reduced, air quality continues to improve S No direct link No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
13. The causes of climate change are addressed through reducing emissions of greenhouse gases (mitigation) and ensuring the Borough is prepared for its impacts (adaptation) S No direct link No direct link ?/Tick Positive effect where design codes or similar applied ? "Innovative" housing could address climate change
M ?/Tick ?
L ?/Tick ?
14. Water quality of freshwater bodies, waterways and the marine environment is maintained and improved and water consumption is reduced S No direct link No direct link ?/Tick Positive effect where design codes or similar applied ? "Innovative" housing and design could ensure water usage is minimised
M ?/Tick ?
L ?/Tick ?
15. Energy efficiency is increased, fuel poverty is reduced and the proportion of energy generated from renewable resources is increased S No direct link Tick Social rented housing is required to meet Decent Homes Standards ?/Tick Positive effect where design codes or similar applied ? "Innovative" housing and design could make properties energy efficient
M Tick ?/Tick ?
L Tick ?/Tick ?
16. Through waste re-use, recycling and minimisation the amount of waste for disposal is reduced S No direct link No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
17. Road congestion and pollution levels are reduced, and there is less car dependency and greater travel choice S No direct link No direct link (relates to type of housing only) No direct link (relates to types and size of housing only) No direct link (relates to types and size of housing only)
M
L
18. There are high and stable levels of employment and rewarding and satisfying employment opportunities for all S No direct link No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
19. Economic revival in the more deprived areas of the town is stimulated and successfully achieved S ? Depends on the location of the development Tick Changing the mix may make the area more affluent Tick Changing the mix may make the area more affluent Tick May displace some residents but will attract skilled and key workers in the longer term
M ? Tick TickTick Tick
L ? TickTick TickTick Tick
20. The sustained economic growth of the borough is achieved and linked closely to social regeneration S No direct link Tick Providing a mix will aid economic and social regeneration Tick Providing a mix will aid economic and social regeneration Tick Skilled and key workers will contribute
M Tick Tick Tick
L Tick Tick Tick
21. Indigenous and inward investment is encouraged and accommodated S No direct link Tick Will provide opportunities for investment in the town Tick Will provide/ has provided opportunities for investment in the town Tick
M Tick Tick Tick
L Tick Tick Tick

Chapter 6 - Housing and Scenarios for Growth: Housing Densities

Sustainability Objective 1. Specify a range of density targets for housing development in the town along the following lines: Hastings and St Leonards town centres, and the district centres of Hastings at Old Town, Ore and Silverhill at 40-75dph, the rest of the town at 35-55dph 2. All high density schemes (including conversions ) be subject to a design assessment process to ensure they provide quality accommodation in terms of living space and amenity
Effect Comments Effect Comments
1. More opportunities are provided for everyone to live in a decent, sustainably constructed and affordable home S ? Dependent on development proposal Tick Would have positive effect - assessment to include consideration of sustainable design and construction methods including BREEAM standards/Eco homes etc
M ? Tick
L ? Tick
2. The health and well-being of the population is improved and inequalities in health are reduced S No direct link Tick Well designed schemes providing amenity space etc can impact on well-being and improving quality of life
M Tick
L Tick
3. Levels of poverty and social exclusion are reduced and the deprivation gap is closed between the more deprived areas in Hastings and the rest of the town S No direct link No direct link
M
L
4. Education and skills of the population improve S No direct link No direct link
M
L
5. All sectors of the community have improved accessibility to services, facilities, jobs, and social, cultural and recreational opportunities S No direct link Tick Amenity space can provide recreational opportunities
M Tick
L Tick
6. Safe and secure environments are created and there is a reduction in crime and the fear of crime S No direct link Tick Assessment should take into account 'secured by design' principles and mention safety issues
M Tick
L Tick
7. Vibrant and locally distinctive communities are created and sustained S ? Dependent on design of development Tick Well designed developments will help create and provide distinctive communities
M ? Tick
L ? Tick
8. Land and buildings are used more efficiently and urban renaissance encouraged S ?/Tick Significant positive effect in town centres, but may restrict high density elsewhere. Consider whether greenfield development is making more efficient use of land as well as higher density - promote 'eco-density' Tick
M ?/TickTick TickTick
L ?/TickTick TickTick
9. Biodiversity is protected, conserved and enhanced S ? Dependent on location and design of development Tick Assessment will consider preserving/enhancing biodiversity in developments
M ? Tick
L ? Tick
10. The risk of flooding (fluvial & tidal) and coastal erosion is managed and reduced now and in the future S ? Higher density development will result in higher impact. Need to be well designed to mitigate impacts - use of SUDs etc Tick Assessment will consider implications of flood risk
M ? Tick
L ? Tick
11. Parks and gardens, countryside, coast and the historic environment/ townscape and landscape are protected, enhanced and made more accessible S ? Dependent on location and design of development. Will affect townscape and landscape Tick Assessment will consider impacts on townscape and landscape
M ? Tick
L ? Tick
12. Air pollution is reduced, air quality continues to improve S No direct link No direct link
M
L
13. The causes of climate change are addressed through reducing emissions of greenhouse gases (mitigation) and ensuring the Borough is prepared for its impacts (adaptation) S No direct link ? Assessment should consider ways to mitigate against climate change
M ?
L ?
14. Water quality of freshwater bodies, waterways and the marine environment is maintained and improved and water consumption is reduced S No direct link ? Assessment should make sure there is efficient use of water/water consumption minimised
M ?
L ?
15. Energy efficiency is increased, fuel poverty is reduced and the proportion of energy generated from renewable resources is increased S No direct link ? Assessment should consider energy efficiency in development
M ?
L ?
16. Through waste re-use, recycling and minimisation the amount of waste for disposal is reduced S No direct link ? Assessment should include provision for storage for recycling
M ?
L ?
17. Road congestion and pollution levels are reduced, and there is less car dependency and greater travel choice S ? Higher density will increase the potential for more cars in use in an area. Need to ensure the infrastructure is there to support densities No direct link
M ?
L ?
18. There are high and stable levels of employment and rewarding and satisfying employment opportunities for all S No direct link No direct link
M
L
19. Economic revival in the more deprived areas of the town is stimulated and successfully achieved S No direct link No direct link
M
L
20. The sustained economic growth of the borough is achieved and linked closely to social regeneration S No direct link No direct link
M
L
21. Indigenous and inward investment is encouraged and accommodated S No direct link No direct link
M
L

Chapter 7 - Locations for Change

Sustainability Objective 1. Hastings Town Centre 2. Central St Leonards 3. The Millennium Communities
Effect Comments Effect Comments Effect Comments
1. More opportunities are provided for everyone to live in a decent, sustainably constructed and affordable home S No direct link - however need to recognise that the town centre is a place where people also live- contributes to evening economy, community safety etc Tick Should contribute towards improving housing Tick Could revise standards to embrace wider principles of sust design + construction into new homes + employment buildings
M Tick TickTick
L Tick TickTick
2. The health and well-being of the population is improved and inequalities in health are reduced S If accessible by other than the car (easy to walk/cycle to) can contribute to health. Need to sustain town centre health facilities e.g. GP, opticians Improve peoples quality of life - contributes to health and well being. Sustain GP practices, opticians and dentists Tick Access to education and employment contributes to improved health and well being
M Tick Tick Tick
L Tick Tick TickTick
3. Levels of poverty and social exclusion are reduced and the deprivation gap is closed between the more deprived areas in Hastings and the rest of the town S No direct link Tick Especially central St Leonards ward - outcome of the master plan Tick Improvements planned for areas of deprivation
M TickTick Tick
L TickTick Tick
4. Education and skills of the population improve S No direct link. However, town centre is also a centre of learning and education No direct link - doesn't mention improving skills and education Tick
M Tick
L TickTick
5. All sectors of the community have improved accessibility to services, facilities, jobs, and social, cultural and recreational opportunities S Tick Tick Tick
M TickTick TickTick TickTick
L TickTick TickTick TickTick
6. Safe and secure environments are created and there is a reduction in crime and the fear of crime S Tick Increased footfalls, life on the street and evening economy - contributes to reducing fear of crime Tick Tick
M TickTick TickTick Tick
L TickTick TickTick Tick
7. Vibrant and locally distinctive communities are created and sustained S Tick Tick
M Tick Tick TickTick
L Tick TickTick TickTick
8. Land and buildings are used more efficiently and urban renaissance encouraged S Tick Strengthened by the development of an Area Action plan for the Town Centre Tick Through Masterplan & Housing Renewal activities Tick Objective to use land and buildings more efficiently in these areas
M Tick TickTick Tick
L Tick TickTick Tick
9. Biodiversity is protected, conserved and enhanced S No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
10. The risk of flooding (fluvial & tidal) and coastal erosion is managed and reduced now and in the future S No direct link No direct link ? Potential implications for development at Seaside Road/Bulverhythe
M ?
L ?
11. Parks and gardens, countryside, coast and the historic environment/ townscape and landscape are protected, enhanced and made more accessible S Tick Tick Large no of Conservation Areas and historic parks - Gensing, St Leonards Gardens and Warrior Square ? May need to highlight - new green space in Ore valley
M Tick Tick ?
L Tick TickTick ?
12. Air pollution is reduced, air quality continues to improve S Need to ensure it is accessible by public transport, walking and cycling No direct link
M Tick Tick
L Tick TickTick
13. The causes of climate change are addressed through reducing emissions of greenhouse gases (mitigation) and ensuring the Borough is prepared for its impacts (adaptation) S No direct link No direct link Tick Housing will be built to higher energy efficient standards
M Tick
L TickTick
14. Water quality of freshwater bodies, waterways and the marine environment is maintained and improved and water consumption is reduced S No direct link No direct link Housing will be built to minimise water use
M Tick
L Tick
15. Energy efficiency is increased, fuel poverty is reduced and the proportion of energy generated from renewable resources is increased S No direct link Housing renewal should improve energy efficiency and address fuel poverty Tick Housing will be built to higher energy efficient standards
M Tick TickTick
L Tick TickTick
16. Through waste re-use, recycling and minimisation the amount of waste for disposal is reduced S No direct link No direct link Tick Both in construction and recycling facilities for households
M TickTick
L TickTick
17. Road congestion and pollution levels are reduced, and there is less car dependency and greater travel choice S There are good public transport links in Central St Leonards and low car ownership. Need to ensure develop is supported by public transport and walking/cycling ? OK for Station Plaza - good public transport links - Ore Valley etc
M Tick ? ?
L TickTick ? ?
18. There are high and stable levels of employment and rewarding and satisfying employment opportunities for all S Tick Tick
M Tick Tick TickTick
L TickTick Tick TickTick
19. Economic revival in the more deprived areas of the town is stimulated and successfully achieved S Tick E.g. Castle ward Tick E.g. Central St Leonards Tick Developments focused in most deprived communities - Castle ward and Ore Valley area
M Tick Tick TickTick
L TickTick TickTick TickTick
20. The sustained economic growth of the borough is achieved and linked closely to social regeneration S Tick
M Tick Tick Tick
L TickTick Tick Tick
21. Indigenous and inward investment is encouraged and accommodated S Tick Tick Tick
M Tick Tick Tick
L TickTick TickTick Tick

Locations for Change (continued)

Sustainability Objective 4. The Seafront 5. Pebsham Countryside Farm 6. Wilting
Effect Comments Effect Comments Effect Comments
1. More opportunities are provided for everyone to live in a decent, sustainably constructed and affordable home S No direct link No direct link Unlikely to come forward in the short or medium term
M
L Tick
2. The health and well-being of the population is improved and inequalities in health are reduced S Tick More accessible Seafront New greenspace No direct link
M Tick
L TickTick Tick
3. Levels of poverty and social exclusion are reduced and the deprivation gap is closed between the more deprived areas in Hastings and the rest of the town S No direct link No direct link Need to ensure a new community is not created that becomes deprived in the future
M
L ?
4. Education and skills of the population improve S No direct link No direct link If university expands. What about local schools?
M
L ?
5. All sectors of the community have improved accessibility to services, facilities, jobs, and social, cultural and recreational opportunities S Tick More accessible Seafront and more associate leisure facilities Will result in new business and jobs in the long term
M TickTick Tick
L TickTick Tick Tick
6. Safe and secure environments are created and there is a reduction in crime and the fear of crime S Tick Increased footfalls along the Seafront - contributes to reducing fear of crime No direct link No direct link
M Tick
L Tick
7. Vibrant and locally distinctive communities are created and sustained S Tick Seafront is big part of Hastings' identity No direct link Dependant on overall design of development - include eco homes etc?
M Tick
L Tick ?
8. Land and buildings are used more efficiently and urban renaissance encouraged S Tick Improvements to the buildings along the Seafront No direct link New build development on greenfield site
M Tick
L Tick X
9. Biodiversity is protected, conserved and enhanced S No direct link Tick Greenfield site
M Tick
L TickTick X
10. The risk of flooding (fluvial & tidal) and coastal erosion is managed and reduced now and in the future S ? Depends on the development in this area No direct link Development may have impact on Combe Haven
M ?
L ? ?
11. Parks and gardens, countryside, coast and the historic environment/ townscape and landscape are protected, enhanced and made more accessible S Tick Greenfield site
M Tick Tick
L Tick TickTick X
12. Air pollution is reduced, air quality continues to improve S No direct link although more visitor could impact on local air quality Increased visitors to existing green space by car? More traffic into a relatively unpolluted area
M ?
L ? ?
13. The causes of climate change are addressed through reducing emissions of greenhouse gases (mitigation) and ensuring the Borough is prepared for its impacts (adaptation) S No direct link Use methane gas as renewable energy source- would reduce CO2 footprint Depends on how the site is developed - state of the art development?
M ?
L ? ?
14. Water quality of freshwater bodies, waterways and the marine environment is maintained and improved and water consumption is reduced S Returning land rise site to park land, option will reduce effluent run off Dependent on design of the development - take into account measures to minimise water consumption?
M ? Tick
L ? Tick ?
15. Energy efficiency is increased, fuel poverty is reduced and the proportion of energy generated from renewable resources is increased S No direct link No direct link Dependent on design of the development - take into account measures to increase energy efficiency
M
L ?
16. Through waste re-use, recycling and minimisation the amount of waste for disposal is reduced S No direct link No direct link Dependent on design of the development - take into account storage for recycling, and minimisation of construction waste etc
M
L ?
17. Road congestion and pollution levels are reduced, and there is less car dependency and greater travel choice S Depends on the infrastructure provided for increased visitors Needs good public transport, walking and cycling opportunities to be provided Dependant on infrastructure
M ? ?
L ? ? ?
18. There are high and stable levels of employment and rewarding and satisfying employment opportunities for all S Will provide job opportunities in this area No direct link
M Tick
L Tick Tick
19. Economic revival in the more deprived areas of the town is stimulated and successfully achieved S Tick No direct link No direct link, although development could divert people away from these areas to the new ones
M Tick
L Tick
20. The sustained economic growth of the borough is achieved and linked closely to social regeneration S Tick No direct link
M Tick
L Tick Tick
21. Indigenous and inward investment is encouraged and accommodated S Tick No direct link Likely to provide opportunities for investment in the town
M Tick
L Tick Tick

Chapter 8 - The Local Economy: Employment Sites

Sustainability Objective 1. Identify new sites for employment use 2. Strengthen the existing Local Plan policy to protect all employment sites/premises 3. Protect the traditional use of each site for industrial or office type uses or take a more flexible approach and encourage a mix of employment generating uses 4. Intensification of existing employment areas
Effect Comments Effect Comments Effect Comments Effect Comments
1. More opportunities are provided for everyone to live in a decent, sustainably constructed and affordable home S ?/X New sites for employment may have to take place of new housing due to land restrictions No direct link No direct link No direct link
M ?/X
L ?/X
2. The health and well-being of the population is improved and inequalities in health are reduced S Tick Tick Tick Tick
M Tick Tick Tick Tick
L Tick Tick Tick Tick
3. Levels of poverty and social exclusion are reduced and the deprivation gap is closed between the more deprived areas in Hastings and the rest of the town S ?/Tick Dependent on location of employment sites ?/Tick Dependent on location of employment sites ?/Tick Dependent on location of employment sites ?/Tick May provide more opportunities for employment in deprived areas. Depends on location
M ?/Tick ?/Tick ?/Tick ?/Tick
L ?/Tick ?/Tick ?/Tick ?/Tick
4. Education and skills of the population improve S Tick Tick Tick Tick
M Tick Tick Tick Tick
L Tick Tick Tick Tick
5. All sectors of the community have improved accessibility to services, facilities, jobs, and social, cultural and recreational opportunities S Tick New sites will improve accessibility. Also dependant on infrastructure provided Not improving on the current situation - protecting against loss of employment uses Tick Tick More opportunities provided - more accessible
M Tick Tick Tick
L Tick Tick Tick
6. Safe and secure environments are created and there is a reduction in crime and the fear of crime S No direct link No direct link No direct link No direct link, although new schemes to take into account principles of 'secured by design'
M
L
7. Vibrant and locally distinctive communities are created and sustained S Tick Tick Tick Providing a mix will have more positive effect Tick
M Tick Tick Tick Tick
L Tick Tick Tick Tick
8. Land and buildings are used more efficiently and urban renaissance encouraged S Tick Need to make better use of land than existing allocations. Site coverage tends to be low and could be intensified ?/X Flexibility is needed - some premises may no longer be suitable I.e. DDA compliance, growth of firms etc No direct link Tick Would make more efficient use of land
M Tick ?/X TickTick
L Tick ?/X TickTick
9. Biodiversity is protected, conserved and enhanced S ?/Tick Dependant on location of employment sites No direct link No direct link ? Depends on location
M ?/Tick ?
L ?/Tick ?
10. The risk of flooding (fluvial & tidal) and coastal erosion is managed and reduced now and in the future S No direct link, although flooding issues would need to be considered in identifying sites No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
11. Parks and gardens, countryside, coast and the historic environment/ townscape and landscape are protected, enhanced and made more accessible S ? Will affect the townscape. Depends on location and design No direct link No direct link ? May have an impact on the townscape
M ? ?
L ? ?
12. Air pollution is reduced, air quality continues to improve S ?/X New sites for employment may have negative effect depending on type of use and increased car travel No direct link No direct link ?/X Intensification of employment may have negative effect depending on type of use and increased car travel
M ?/X ?/X
L ?/X ?/X
13. The causes of climate change are addressed through reducing emissions of greenhouse gases (mitigation) and ensuring the Borough is prepared for its impacts (adaptation) S ? Depends on the design of the development and formulation of planning policies No direct link No direct link ? Depends on the design of the development taking account of climate change
M ? ?
L ? ?
14. Water quality of freshwater bodies, waterways and the marine environment is maintained and improved and water consumption is reduced S No direct link No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
15. Energy efficiency is increased, fuel poverty is reduced and the proportion of energy generated from renewable resources is increased S No direct link No direct link No direct link ?/Tick Depends on how energy efficiency is considered in the design of employment areas. Opportunity to include
M ?/Tick
L ?/Tick
16. Through waste re-use, recycling and minimisation the amount of waste for disposal is reduced S No direct link No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
17. Road congestion and pollution levels are reduced, and there is less car dependency and greater travel choice S ? Sites should be in accessible locations and promote alternative modes for workers No direct link No direct link ?/X Increase number of workers/cars to particular area. Need appropriate infrastructure and promotion of travel plans etc
M ? ?/X
L ? ?/X
18. There are high and stable levels of employment and rewarding and satisfying employment opportunities for all S Tick Tick Tick Providing a mix will benefit a wider range of people Tick Provide more opportunities for employment
M TickTick Tick TickTick TickTick
L TickTick Tick TickTick TickTick
19. Economic revival in the more deprived areas of the town is stimulated and successfully achieved S ?/Tick Dependent on location of development Tick Will help halt further loss of employment premises Tick Tick
M ?/Tick Tick Tick Tick
L ?/Tick Tick Tick Tick
20. The sustained economic growth of the borough is achieved and linked closely to social regeneration S Tick Tick Tick Tick
M TickTick Tick Tick TickTick
L TickTick Tick Tick TickTick
21. Indigenous and inward investment is encouraged and accommodated S Tick No direct link Tick Tick
M TickTick Tick TickTick
L TickTick Tick TickTick

Chapter 8 - The Local Economy: Employment Sites (Continued)

Sustainability Objective 5. Encourage and develop an entrepreneurial base by ensuring the provision of incubator and grow-on space as well as catering for expanding indigenous firms and inward movers 6. Require major developers to provide training opportunities 7. Actively support the provision of childcare services 8. Explore the potential for live/work units
Effect Comments Effect Comments Effect Comments Effect Comments
1. More opportunities are provided for everyone to live in a decent, sustainably constructed and affordable home S No direct link No direct link No direct link Tick Will provide additional opportunities for housing on new live/work sites
M Tick
L Tick
2. The health and well-being of the population is improved and inequalities in health are reduced S Tick Links with well-being No direct link No direct link Tick Links with well-being
M Tick Tick
L Tick Tick
3. Levels of poverty and social exclusion are reduced and the deprivation gap is closed between the more deprived areas in Hastings and the rest of the town S ?/Tick Depends on where expanding/new firms locate ?/Tick If successfully implemented likely to have positive effect Tick May encourage people to go back to work, therefore reducing deprivation (if jobs are available) Tick May provide employment opportunities for more people
M ?/Tick ?/Tick Tick Tick
L ?/Tick ?/Tick Tick Tick
4. Education and skills of the population improve S Tick TickTick Tick May encourage people to go back to train Tick May also enable home working
M Tick TickTick Tick Tick
L TickTick TickTick Tick Tick
5. All sectors of the community have improved accessibility to services, facilities, jobs, and social, cultural and recreational opportunities S Tick Tick Would give more people access to training Tick May reduce barriers back to school/work for parents Tick More opportunities provided
M Tick Tick Tick Tick
L Tick Tick Tick Tick
6. Safe and secure environments are created and there is a reduction in crime and the fear of crime S No direct link No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
7. Vibrant and locally distinctive communities are created and sustained S Tick No direct link No direct link No direct link
M Tick
L Tick
8. Land and buildings are used more efficiently and urban renaissance encouraged S Tick No direct link No direct link Tick
M Tick Tick
L Tick Tick
9. Biodiversity is protected, conserved and enhanced S No direct link No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
10. The risk of flooding (fluvial & tidal) and coastal erosion is managed and reduced now and in the future S No direct link No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
11. Parks and gardens, countryside, coast and the historic environment/ townscape and landscape are protected, enhanced and made more accessible S ? Catering for expanding firms/building new premises may have an impact on townscape No direct link No direct link No direct link
M ?
L ?
12. Air pollution is reduced, air quality continues to improve S No direct link No direct link No direct link Tick Reduce the need to travel to the workplace
M Tick
L Tick
13. The causes of climate change are addressed through reducing emissions of greenhouse gases (mitigation) and ensuring the Borough is prepared for its impacts (adaptation) S No direct link No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
14. Water quality of freshwater bodies, waterways and the marine environment is maintained and improved and water consumption is reduced S No direct link No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
15. Energy efficiency is increased, fuel poverty is reduced and the proportion of energy generated from renewable resources is increased S No direct link No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
16. Through waste re-use, recycling and minimisation the amount of waste for disposal is reduced S No direct link No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
17. Road congestion and pollution levels are reduced, and there is less car dependency and greater travel choice S ?/X Expanding firms may have implications in terms of increased car use. Need infrastructure and promotion of other methods of travel No direct link No direct link Tick Reduce the need to travel to the workplace
M ?/X Tick
L ?/X Tick
18. There are high and stable levels of employment and rewarding and satisfying employment opportunities for all S Tick Provide more opportunities for more people No direct link - not providing employment, just training. Jobs would need to be available at the end Tick Would provide some jobs in childcare ?/Tick Would provide employment if the demand is there
M TickTick Tick ?/Tick
L TickTick Tick ?/Tick
19. Economic revival in the more deprived areas of the town is stimulated and successfully achieved S ?/Tick Would depend on location No direct link No direct link ? Would depend on location
M ?/Tick ?
L ?/Tick ?
20. The sustained economic growth of the borough is achieved and linked closely to social regeneration S Tick Tick Providing training will contribute to social regeneration, helping overall economy Tick Tick
M TickTick Tick Tick Tick
L TickTick Tick Tick Tick
21. Indigenous and inward investment is encouraged and accommodated S Tick Make more attractive for investment No direct link No direct link No direct link
M Tick
L Tick

Chapter 8 - The Local Economy: Retailing

Sustainability Objective 1. Where possible growth will be accommodated by more efficient use of land and buildings within existing centres 2. With regard to the location of new development, a sequential approach to site selection will be followed - ALREADY A REQUIREMENT OF PPS6 3. Town centres should provide an attractive, accessible and safe environment for businesses, shoppers and residents - NOT CONSIDERED TO BE AN OPTION, THEREFORE NOT APPRAISED 4. Promotion of the evening economy - especially in Hastings Town Centre 5. Integration of town centre management into the delivery plans of agencies whose work impacts on the Hastings and St Leonards Town Centres - THIS IS A PROCESS, NOT AN OPTION
Effect Comments Effect Comments Effect Comments Effect Comments Effect Comments
1. More opportunities are provided for everyone to live in a decent, sustainably constructed and affordable home S No direct link No direct link
M
L
2. The health and well-being of the population is improved and inequalities in health are reduced S No direct link No direct link
M
L
3. Levels of poverty and social exclusion are reduced and the deprivation gap is closed between the more deprived areas in Hastings and the rest of the town S Tick New retail development will benefit deprived areas Tick If successful, would continue to help economy in Hastings Town Centre in particular
M Tick Tick
L Tick Tick
4. Education and skills of the population improve S No direct link No direct link
M
L
5. All sectors of the community have improved accessibility to services, facilities, jobs, and social, cultural and recreational opportunities S Tick Tick Increase opportunities
M Tick Tick
L Tick Tick
6. Safe and secure environments are created and there is a reduction in crime and the fear of crime S Tick Increased footfall resulting from new retail development will improve fear of crime Tick Increased footfall in evenings will impact on crime and fear of crime
M Tick Tick
L Tick Tick
7. Vibrant and locally distinctive communities are created and sustained S Tick Tick
M Tick Tick
L Tick Tick
8. Land and buildings are used more efficiently and urban renaissance encouraged S TickTick In accordance with PPS 6 Tick More efficient use of space otherwise not used in evenings
M TickTick Tick
L TickTick Tick
9. Biodiversity is protected, conserved and enhanced S No direct link No direct link
M
L
10. The risk of flooding (fluvial & tidal) and coastal erosion is managed and reduced now and in the future S No direct link No direct link
M
L
11. Parks and gardens, countryside, coast and the historic environment/ townscape and landscape are protected, enhanced and made more accessible S ? New development may impact on townscape depending on design etc No direct link
M ?
L ?
12. Air pollution is reduced, air quality continues to improve S No direct link No direct link, although would need to provide transport services to support evening economy, to reduce reliance on car to access
M
L
13. The causes of climate change are addressed through reducing emissions of greenhouse gases (mitigation) and ensuring the Borough is prepared for its impacts (adaptation) S No direct link No direct link
M
L
14. Water quality of freshwater bodies, waterways and the marine environment is maintained and improved and water consumption is reduced S No direct link No direct link
M
L
15. Energy efficiency is increased, fuel poverty is reduced and the proportion of energy generated from renewable resources is increased S No direct link No direct link
M
L
16. Through waste re-use, recycling and minimisation the amount of waste for disposal is reduced S No direct link No direct link
M
L
17. Road congestion and pollution levels are reduced, and there is less car dependency and greater travel choice S Tick Development in existing centres with good accessibility - reduce the need to travel by car ? Dependant on infrastructure to support e.g. bus services
M Tick ?
L Tick ?
18. There are high and stable levels of employment and rewarding and satisfying employment opportunities for all S Tick Retail development would provide more jobs Tick Would provide additional employment opportunities
M Tick Tick
L Tick Tick
19. Economic revival in the more deprived areas of the town is stimulated and successfully achieved S Tick Some of the most deprived areas in Hastings are in existing centres Tick
M Tick Tick
L Tick Tick
20. The sustained economic growth of the borough is achieved and linked closely to social regeneration S Tick Tick
M Tick Tick
L Tick Tick
21. Indigenous and inward investment is encouraged and accommodated S Tick Would attract investment in centres Tick
M Tick Tick
L Tick Tick

Chapter 8 - The Local Economy: Retailing (Continued)

Sustainability Objective 6. Promotion of a mix of uses to include retail, leisure and entertainment, sport and recreation, offices and other employment uses, education, arts, culture, tourism and housing 7. Management of traffic and parking to support regeneration 8. The protection and strengthening of local centres which provide for people's day-today needs - especially in the more deprived areas of the town 9. Where existing centres are in decline - first assess the scope for consolidation and strengthening, if this is not possible allow retail units to change to other uses, but strive to retain opportunities for vital local services such as post offices and pharmacies
Effect Comments Effect Comments Effect Comments Effect Comments
1. More opportunities are provided for everyone to live in a decent, sustainably constructed and affordable home S Tick Option includes additional housing No direct link No direct link No direct link
M Tick
L Tick
2. The health and well-being of the population is improved and inequalities in health are reduced S Tick Promotion of sports and recreational uses has links to health and overall well-being ? Option does not specify, but promoting alternatives to the car links to improving health No direct link No direct link
M Tick ?
L Tick ?
3. Levels of poverty and social exclusion are reduced and the deprivation gap is closed between the more deprived areas in Hastings and the rest of the town S Tick No direct link Tick ?/X Could lead to loss of commercial premises in deprived areas
M Tick Tick ?/X
L Tick Tick ?/X
4. Education and skills of the population improve S Tick Option includes educational facilities No direct link No direct link No direct link
M Tick
L Tick
5. All sectors of the community have improved accessibility to services, facilities, jobs, and social, cultural and recreational opportunities S TickTick No direct link TickTick ?/X Could lead to loss of commercial premises in the local area
M TickTick TickTick ?/X
L TickTick TickTick ?/X
6. Safe and secure environments are created and there is a reduction in crime and the fear of crime S Tick Increased footfall will improve crime and fear of crime No direct link No direct link No direct link
M Tick
L Tick
7. Vibrant and locally distinctive communities are created and sustained S Tick No direct link Tick Serve an important role in local identity ?/X Potential for negative impact on local identity and distinctiveness
M Tick Tick ?/X
L Tick Tick ?/X
8. Land and buildings are used more efficiently and urban renaissance encouraged S ? Depends on implementation No direct link No direct link ?/Tick Dependent on alternative use - may be a better use of land
M ? ?/Tick
L ? ?/Tick
9. Biodiversity is protected, conserved and enhanced S No direct link No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
10. The risk of flooding (fluvial & tidal) and coastal erosion is managed and reduced now and in the future S No direct link No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
11. Parks and gardens, countryside, coast and the historic environment/ townscape and landscape are protected, enhanced and made more accessible S ? Depends on design of development - may affect overall townscape No direct link No direct link No direct link
M ?
L ?
12. Air pollution is reduced, air quality continues to improve S No direct link ? Reducing car use may have positive effect No direct link No direct link
M ?
L ?
13. The causes of climate change are addressed through reducing emissions of greenhouse gases (mitigation) and ensuring the Borough is prepared for its impacts (adaptation) S No direct link No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
14. Water quality of freshwater bodies, waterways and the marine environment is maintained and improved and water consumption is reduced S No direct link No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
15. Energy efficiency is increased, fuel poverty is reduced and the proportion of energy generated from renewable resources is increased S No direct link No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
16. Through waste re-use, recycling and minimisation the amount of waste for disposal is reduced S No direct link No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
17. Road congestion and pollution levels are reduced, and there is less car dependency and greater travel choice S ? Depends on infrastructure provided to support development Successful management will reduce congestion Tick Enabling people to access local centres will reduce the need to travel elsewhere ?/X May lead to increase in car use if residents have to travel further for local amenities
M ? Tick ?/X
L ? Tick ?/X
18. There are high and stable levels of employment and rewarding and satisfying employment opportunities for all S Tick Likely to provide additional employment opportunities across varying sectors Tick Tick Will provide local jobs ?/X Could lead to loss of jobs in local area
M Tick Tick Tick ?/X
L Tick Tick Tick ?/X
19. Economic revival in the more deprived areas of the town is stimulated and successfully achieved S Tick No direct link Tick ?
M TickTick Tick ?
L TickTick Tick ?
20. The sustained economic growth of the borough is achieved and linked closely to social regeneration S Tick Link between the day and evening economy No direct link Tick Strengthening the role of local centres will positively contribute No direct link
M TickTick Tick
L TickTick Tick
21. Indigenous and inward investment is encouraged and accommodated S Tick No direct link No direct link
M Tick
L Tick

Chapter 9 - Transport and Accessibility

Sustainability Objective 1. Reduce sole reliance on the car for accessibility to and from new developments and priority to measures that increase accessibility levels by public transport, walking or cycling. 2. Develop quality transport interchanges and links for the integration of all transport modes 3. Safeguard key transport corridors to provide for an integrated public transport system 4. Provide for 'state of the art' communications, signing and traffic management systems 5. Work in partnership with bus, train, rail and freight operators and related agencies to secure improvements to passenger transport and freight services through the development of Quality Partnerships - NOT APPRAISED - THIS IS A PROCESS
Effect Comments Effect Comments Effect Comments Effect Comments Effect Comments
1. More opportunities are provided for everyone to live in a decent, sustainably constructed and affordable home S No direct link No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
2. The health and well-being of the population is improved and inequalities in health are reduced S Tick Increasing opportunities to walk and cycle have direct health benefits No direct link Tick Providing public transport reduces the need to use the car No direct link
M Tick Tick
L Tick Tick
3. Levels of poverty and social exclusion are reduced and the deprivation gap is closed between the more deprived areas in Hastings and the rest of the town S Tick Will provide increased access to centres/ education opportunities Tick Will provide increased access to centres/ education opportunities No direct link No direct link
M Tick Tick
L Tick Tick
4. Education and skills of the population improve S Tick Will provide increased access to centres/ education opportunities Tick Will provide increased access to centres/ education opportunities No direct link No direct link
M Tick Tick
L Tick Tick
5. All sectors of the community have improved accessibility to services, facilities, jobs, and social, cultural and recreational opportunities S Tick Will improve opportunities for public transport, walking and cycling Tick Integration of transport modes helps access to services etc Tick Integrated public transport will increase access to opportunities Tick Easier to access these places
M Tick Tick TickTick Tick
L Tick Tick TickTick Tick
6. Safe and secure environments are created and there is a reduction in crime and the fear of crime S Tick More people walking and cycling will mean less cars on the roads, and fewer accidents - feels safer No direct link No direct link No direct link
M Tick
L Tick
7. Vibrant and locally distinctive communities are created and sustained S Tick Tick No direct link No direct link
M Tick Tick
L Tick Tick
8. Land and buildings are used more efficiently and urban renaissance encouraged S No direct link No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
9. Biodiversity is protected, conserved and enhanced S Tick Reducing the use of the car will reduce air pollution No direct link No direct link No direct link
M Tick
L Tick
10. The risk of flooding (fluvial & tidal) and coastal erosion is managed and reduced now and in the future S No direct link No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
11. Parks and gardens, countryside, coast and the historic environment/ townscape and landscape are protected, enhanced and made more accessible S Tick Will improve accessibility No direct link No direct link No direct link
M Tick
L Tick
12. Air pollution is reduced, air quality continues to improve S Tick Helps to reduce air pollution - emissions from vehicles ?/Tick Uncertain whether this will have a positive effect overall Tick Will contribute to reducing overall emissions No direct link
M TickTick ?/Tick Tick
L TickTick ?/Tick TickTick
13. The causes of climate change are addressed through reducing emissions of greenhouse gases (mitigation) and ensuring the Borough is prepared for its impacts (adaptation) S Tick Reduce car use and subsequent greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles ? Will have positive effect if add in word 'sustainable' to transport modes Tick No direct link
M Tick ? Tick
L Tick ? Tick
14. Water quality of freshwater bodies, waterways and the marine environment is maintained and improved and water consumption is reduced S No direct link No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
15. Energy efficiency is increased, fuel poverty is reduced and the proportion of energy generated from renewable resources is increased S No direct link No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
16. Through waste re-use, recycling and minimisation the amount of waste for disposal is reduced S No direct link No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
17. Road congestion and pollution levels are reduced, and there is less car dependency and greater travel choice S Tick Will help to minimise road congestion ? Will have positive effect if add in word 'sustainable' to transport modes Tick Will help to minimise road congestion Tick Will help to minimise road congestion
M TickTick ? TickTick TickTick
L TickTick ? TickTick TickTick
18. There are high and stable levels of employment and rewarding and satisfying employment opportunities for all S No direct link No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
19. Economic revival in the more deprived areas of the town is stimulated and successfully achieved S No direct link No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
20. The sustained economic growth of the borough is achieved and linked closely to social regeneration S Tick Supports access to employment opportunities Tick Will aid overall economic growth and social regeneration Tick Will aid overall economic growth and social regeneration No direct link
M TickTick Tick TickTick
L TickTick Tick TickTick
21. Indigenous and inward investment is encouraged and accommodated S No direct link Tick Better infrastructure may attract investment Tick Maintain infrastructure ?/Tick May be a more attractive area to invest if roads run smoothly
M Tick Tick ?/Tick
L Tick Tick ?/Tick

Chapter 9 - Transport and Accessibility (Continued)

Sustainability Objective 6. Work with local businesses, residents and transport operators to promote sustainable travel patterns and secure improved facilities and road safety. NOT APPRAISED - THIS IS A PROCESS 7. Direct high density development to those areas well served by a choice of transport modes and to areas close to transport interchanges, and ensure that developments which would generate large amounts of traffic or which are of sub-regional importance are located in areas accessible by a range of transport services 8. Specify the provision of cycle and pedestrian routes and facilities such as cycle racks and lockers in major new developments 9. Work with partners to complete the National Cycle Network route through Hastings and encourage the use of greenways 10. Implement traffic management measures in accordance with the Local Transport Plan, to provide for more efficient movement of traffic, the prioritisation of highway and footpath maintenance and environmental enhancements - LOCAL TRANSPORT PLAN HAS ALREADY BEEN APPRAISED
Effect Comments Effect Comments Effect Comments Effect Comments Effect Comments
1. More opportunities are provided for everyone to live in a decent, sustainably constructed and affordable home S No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
2. The health and well-being of the population is improved and inequalities in health are reduced S Tick Locating development close to a choice of travel modes links to health Tick Provision of facilities will help encourage cycling and walking Tick Provision will help encourage cycling and walking
M Tick Tick Tick
L Tick Tick Tick
3. Levels of poverty and social exclusion are reduced and the deprivation gap is closed between the more deprived areas in Hastings and the rest of the town S ? Dependent on location of development No direct link No direct link
M ?
L ?
4. Education and skills of the population improve S ? May improve access to education opportunities, although this depends on the location No direct link No direct link
M ?
L ?
5. All sectors of the community have improved accessibility to services, facilities, jobs, and social, cultural and recreational opportunities S ? Dependent on location of development Tick Will make it easier for people to access and encourage sustainable transport modes Tick Will make it easier for people to access and encourage sustainable transport modes
M ? Tick Tick
L ? Tick Tick
6. Safe and secure environments are created and there is a reduction in crime and the fear of crime S No direct link ?/Tick Depends on design and location of new facilities - secured by design principles should be incorporated ?/Tick Depends on design - secured by design principles should be incorporated
M ?/Tick ?/Tick
L ?/Tick ?/Tick
7. Vibrant and locally distinctive communities are created and sustained S No direct link No direct link Tick Will make the town distinctive
M Tick
L Tick
8. Land and buildings are used more efficiently and urban renaissance encouraged S ?/Tick Dependant on design and location of development, although high density likely to have positive effect No direct link Tick Should have a positive impact although will not be significant
M ?/Tick Tick
L ?/Tick Tick
9. Biodiversity is protected, conserved and enhanced S No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
10. The risk of flooding (fluvial & tidal) and coastal erosion is managed and reduced now and in the future S No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
11. Parks and gardens, countryside, coast and the historic environment/ townscape and landscape are protected, enhanced and made more accessible S No direct link No direct link Tick Cycleway in particular will make these more accessible
M Tick
L Tick
12. Air pollution is reduced, air quality continues to improve S Tick More public transport helps to reduce emissions and pollution from cars Tick Encouragement of sustainable transport modes will reduce reliance on car Tick Encouragement of sustainable transport modes will reduce reliance on car
M Tick Tick Tick
L Tick Tick Tick
13. The causes of climate change are addressed through reducing emissions of greenhouse gases (mitigation) and ensuring the Borough is prepared for its impacts (adaptation) S Tick Encouraging greater use of public transport Tick Encouraging more sustainable transport modes Tick Encouraging more sustainable transport modes
M Tick Tick Tick
L Tick Tick Tick
14. Water quality of freshwater bodies, waterways and the marine environment is maintained and improved and water consumption is reduced S No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
15. Energy efficiency is increased, fuel poverty is reduced and the proportion of energy generated from renewable resources is increased S No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
16. Through waste re-use, recycling and minimisation the amount of waste for disposal is reduced S No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
17. Road congestion and pollution levels are reduced, and there is less car dependency and greater travel choice S Tick Will mean less cars on the road Tick Tick Encouraging more sustainable transport modes
M TickTick Tick Tick
L TickTick Tick Tick
18. There are high and stable levels of employment and rewarding and satisfying employment opportunities for all S No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
19. Economic revival in the more deprived areas of the town is stimulated and successfully achieved S Tick No direct link No direct link
M Tick
L TickTick
20. The sustained economic growth of the borough is achieved and linked closely to social regeneration S No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
21. Indigenous and inward investment is encouraged and accommodated S No direct link No direct link ?/Tick Potential for cycleway to attract investment?
M ?/Tick
L ?/Tick

Chapter 9 - Transport and Accessibility (Continued)

Sustainability Objective 11. Ensure car parking is provided to meet the operational needs of users 12. Upgrading the A21 - making journey times more reliable 13. Improved bus routes running well into the evening hours, perhaps considering use of mini bus services that visit all of the town not just priority areas. 14. Identify innovative approaches to alternative transport such as bi-fuel cars, electric cars, LPG fuel, bike powered rickshaws and ferries 15. Develop our transport and business links with France
Effect Comments Effect Comments Effect Comments Effect Comments Effect Comments
1. More opportunities are provided for everyone to live in a decent, sustainably constructed and affordable home S No direct link No direct link No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
2. The health and well-being of the population is improved and inequalities in health are reduced S No direct link No direct link Tick Improving sustainable transport options has direct link to improving health Tick Improving sustainable transport options has direct link to improving health No direct link
M Tick Tick
L Tick Tick
3. Levels of poverty and social exclusion are reduced and the deprivation gap is closed between the more deprived areas in Hastings and the rest of the town S No direct link ? No direct link Tick Will help accessibility in deprived areas No direct link No direct link
M ? Tick
L ? Tick
4. Education and skills of the population improve S No direct link No direct link No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
5. All sectors of the community have improved accessibility to services, facilities, jobs, and social, cultural and recreational opportunities S ? Dependent on location of premises Tick May increase accessibility to and from the town Tick Tick Will provide more travel choice Tick Will improve accessibility to jobs, services etc
M ? Tick Tick Tick Tick
L ? Tick Tick Tick Tick
6. Safe and secure environments are created and there is a reduction in crime and the fear of crime S No direct link No direct link Tick Greater use of these services would improve perception of crime No direct link No direct link
M Tick
L Tick
7. Vibrant and locally distinctive communities are created and sustained S No direct link Tick No direct link Tick Tick Would improve the image of the town and provide a choice of travel modes Would improve the image and perception of the town, and become distinctive
M Tick Tick Tick
L Tick Tick Tick
8. Land and buildings are used more efficiently and urban renaissance encouraged S Tick May make better use of space - ensure not too many spaces are provided Tick Easier access to and from Hastings may encourage regeneration No direct link No direct link No direct link
M Tick Tick
L Tick Tick
9. Biodiversity is protected, conserved and enhanced S No direct link ?/X May have a negative impact depending on type and volume of work needed to upgrade No direct link No direct link No direct link
M ?/X
L ?/X
10. The risk of flooding (fluvial & tidal) and coastal erosion is managed and reduced now and in the future S No direct link No direct link No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
11. Parks and gardens, countryside, coast and the historic environment/ townscape and landscape are protected, enhanced and made more accessible S No direct link No direct link Tick Will improve accessibility to these areas Tick Will improve accessibility to these areas Tick Would increase accessibility to the town
M Tick Tick Tick
L Tick Tick Tick
12. Air pollution is reduced, air quality continues to improve S ?/X Making provision for car use may have negative effect ?/X May encourage increased car use Tick Increasing public transport usage will reduce car dependency Tick Increasing use of sustainable transport modes will reduce reliance on the car and reduce emissions No direct link
M ?/X ?/X Tick Tick
L ?/X ?/X Tick Tick
13. The causes of climate change are addressed through reducing emissions of greenhouse gases (mitigation) and ensuring the Borough is prepared for its impacts (adaptation) S ?/X Making provision for car use may have negative effect ?/X Making provision for car use may have negative effect Tick Increasing public transport usage will reduce car dependency Tick Increasing use of sustainable transport modes will reduce reliance on the car and reduce emissions No direct link
M ?/X ?/X Tick Tick
L ?/X ?/X Tick Tick
14. Water quality of freshwater bodies, waterways and the marine environment is maintained and improved and water consumption is reduced S No direct link No direct link No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
15. Energy efficiency is increased, fuel poverty is reduced and the proportion of energy generated from renewable resources is increased S No direct link No direct link No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
16. Through waste re-use, recycling and minimisation the amount of waste for disposal is reduced S No direct link No direct link No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
17. Road congestion and pollution levels are reduced, and there is less car dependency and greater travel choice S ? Even though providing minimum level of parking only, it is not actively promoting sustainable transport modes ?/X May encourage increasing numbers of cards on the road - would also need to ensure there is travel choice Tick Increasing public transport usage will reduce car use and dependency Tick Increasing use of sustainable transport modes will reduce reliance on the car and reduce congestion ?
M ? ?/X Tick Tick ?
L ? ?/X Tick Tick ?
18. There are high and stable levels of employment and rewarding and satisfying employment opportunities for all S No direct link No direct link No direct link No direct link Would improve employment opportunities in the town, although likely to be long term
M
L Tick
19. Economic revival in the more deprived areas of the town is stimulated and successfully achieved S No direct link ? Unlikely to have benefits for deprived areas only - town as a whole May have positive effect in increasing accessibility to job opportunities No direct link
M ? Tick
L ? Tick
20. The sustained economic growth of the borough is achieved and linked closely to social regeneration S No direct link Tick May have positive effect in increasing accessibility to job opportunities, whilst improving accessibility for deprived areas No direct link Would improve economy of the town, although likely to be long term
M Tick Tick
L Tick Tick Tick
21. Indigenous and inward investment is encouraged and accommodated S No direct link Tick Upgrading of A21 likely to encourage investment in the town Reliable transport services will make the town more attractive for investment Would improve the image of the town and could attract investment Would encourage inward investment
M Tick Tick Tick
L Tick Tick Tick Tick

Chapter 10 - Community Infrastructure and Quality of Life

Sustainability Objective 1. Providing for health & social care facilities supporting the estates strategy of the PCT and the improvement plans of the Conquest & other key health & social care agencies 2. Securing the physical infrastructure needed to maximise the impact of the Higher Education/University campus in the town centre and ore valley campus along with parallel development of a town wide educational & skills training infrastructure 3. Making sure that the future land requirements of education & skills, health & social services, local emergency services and utilities are adequately catered for 4. Promoting the location of community facilities and services within the area they serve
Effect Comments Effect Comments Effect Comments Effect Comments
1. More opportunities are provided for everyone to live in a decent, sustainably constructed and affordable home S No direct link No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
2. The health and well-being of the population is improved and inequalities in health are reduced S Tick Help to ensure access to key health services No direct link Tick Access to land for health services Tick
M TickTick Tick Tick
L TickTick Tick Tick
3. Levels of poverty and social exclusion are reduced and the deprivation gap is closed between the more deprived areas in Hastings and the rest of the town S No direct link No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
4. Education and skills of the population improve S No direct link Tick Provide access to education facilities Tick Access to land for education and skills Tick Provision of community facilities can help to improve skills
M Tick Tick Tick
L Tick Tick Tick
5. All sectors of the community have improved accessibility to services, facilities, jobs, and social, cultural and recreational opportunities S Tick Tick Tick Tick
M Tick Tick Tick Tick
L Tick Tick Tick Tick
6. Safe and secure environments are created and there is a reduction in crime and the fear of crime S No direct link No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
7. Vibrant and locally distinctive communities are created and sustained S Tick Access to health facilities helps to create vibrant communities No direct link Tick Contribute to the creation of vibrant and locally distinctive communities Tick Contribute to the creation of vibrant and locally distinctive communities
M Tick Tick Tick
L Tick Tick Tick
8. Land and buildings are used more efficiently and urban renaissance encouraged S Tick No direct link Tick No direct link
M Tick Tick
L Tick Tick
9. Biodiversity is protected, conserved and enhanced S ? Depends on where new facilities are built No direct link ? Where will the developments go? No direct link
M ? ?
L ? ?
10. The risk of flooding (fluvial & tidal) and coastal erosion is managed and reduced now and in the future S No direct link No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
11. Parks and gardens, countryside, coast and the historic environment/ townscape and landscape are protected, enhanced and made more accessible S No direct link No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
12. Air pollution is reduced, air quality continues to improve S No direct link No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
13. The causes of climate change are addressed through reducing emissions of greenhouse gases (mitigation) and ensuring the Borough is prepared for its impacts (adaptation) S No direct link No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
14. Water quality of freshwater bodies, waterways and the marine environment is maintained and improved and water consumption is reduced S No direct link No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
15. Energy efficiency is increased, fuel poverty is reduced and the proportion of energy generated from renewable resources is increased S No direct link No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
16. Through waste re-use, recycling and minimisation the amount of waste for disposal is reduced S No direct link No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
17. Road congestion and pollution levels are reduced, and there is less car dependency and greater travel choice S No direct link No direct link No direct link Tick Help reduce the need to drive to facilities and services
M Tick
L Tick
18. There are high and stable levels of employment and rewarding and satisfying employment opportunities for all S No direct effect - although health and social care services provide employment opportunities No direct effect - although education provides employment opportunities No direct link No direct link
M
L
19. Economic revival in the more deprived areas of the town is stimulated and successfully achieved S No direct link No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
20. The sustained economic growth of the borough is achieved and linked closely to social regeneration S No direct link Tick Provision of these services will aid economy of town Tick Would link closely to social regeneration No direct link
M Tick Tick
L Tick Tick
21. Indigenous and inward investment is encouraged and accommodated S No direct link No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L

Chapter 10 - Community Infrastructure and Quality of Life (Continued)

Sustainability Objective 5. Safeguarding existing and promoting new opportunities for cultural, recreation and community facilities 6. Making sure land and buildings are used in a way that reflects people's needs and buildings are designed and located in accessible ways that contribute to all sectors of the community 7. Making sure the design of new buildings, and their relationships to adjacent public areas, contribute to improving public safety and minimise crime and the fear of crime 8. Area Coordination - NOT POSSIBLE TO APPRAISE, THIS IS A PROCESS, NOT AN OUTCOME IN ITSELF
Effect Comments Effect Comments Effect Comments Effect Comments
1. More opportunities are provided for everyone to live in a decent, sustainably constructed and affordable home S No direct link Tick Tick Ensure sustainable design and 'secure by design' incorporated
M TickTick Tick
L TickTick Tick
2. The health and well-being of the population is improved and inequalities in health are reduced S Tick Access to opportunities for recreation etc contributes to health and well being Tick Suitable housing will positively impact on people's health and well being Tick
M Tick Tick Tick
L Tick Tick Tick
3. Levels of poverty and social exclusion are reduced and the deprivation gap is closed between the more deprived areas in Hastings and the rest of the town S No direct link Tick Tick
M TickTick Tick
L TickTick Tick
4. Education and skills of the population improve S Tick No direct link No direct link
M Tick
L Tick
5. All sectors of the community have improved accessibility to services, facilities, jobs, and social, cultural and recreational opportunities S Tick Will improve access to these services by safeguarding existing and providing new Tick Tick
M Tick Tick Tick
L Tick Tick Tick
6. Safe and secure environments are created and there is a reduction in crime and the fear of crime S No direct link Tick Need to incorporate secure by design principles Tick Secure by design
M Tick TickTick
L Tick TickTick
7. Vibrant and locally distinctive communities are created and sustained S Tick Tick Tick
M Tick Tick Tick
L Tick Tick Tick
8. Land and buildings are used more efficiently and urban renaissance encouraged S Tick Provide opportunities for new sites, making better use of land Tick Tick
M Tick TickTick Tick
L Tick TickTick Tick
9. Biodiversity is protected, conserved and enhanced S ?/Tick Opportunities for culture - will this include the protection etc of biodiversity? No direct link No direct link
M ?/Tick
L ?/Tick
10. The risk of flooding (fluvial & tidal) and coastal erosion is managed and reduced now and in the future S No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
11. Parks and gardens, countryside, coast and the historic environment/ townscape and landscape are protected, enhanced and made more accessible S Tick Safeguarding existing townscape Tick Ensure protection of the townscape and historic environment Tick Ensure protection of the townscape and historic environment
M Tick Tick Tick
L Tick Tick Tick
12. Air pollution is reduced, air quality continues to improve S No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
13. The causes of climate change are addressed through reducing emissions of greenhouse gases (mitigation) and ensuring the Borough is prepared for its impacts (adaptation) S No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
14. Water quality of freshwater bodies, waterways and the marine environment is maintained and improved and water consumption is reduced S No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
15. Energy efficiency is increased, fuel poverty is reduced and the proportion of energy generated from renewable resources is increased S No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
16. Through waste re-use, recycling and minimisation the amount of waste for disposal is reduced S No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
17. Road congestion and pollution levels are reduced, and there is less car dependency and greater travel choice S No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
18. There are high and stable levels of employment and rewarding and satisfying employment opportunities for all S No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
19. Economic revival in the more deprived areas of the town is stimulated and successfully achieved S No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
20. The sustained economic growth of the borough is achieved and linked closely to social regeneration S No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
21. Indigenous and inward investment is encouraged and accommodated S No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L

Chapter 11 - Biodiversity, Green Space and Urban Renaissance: Biodiversity

Sustainability Objective 1. Provide the highest level of protection for nationally and internationally designated sites 2. Avoid damage to locally important wildlife and geological sites wherever possible 3. Ensure that unavoidable damage to wildlife interest is minimised through mitigation, that any damage is compensated for, and that such measures are monitored
Effect Comments Effect Comments Effect Comments
1. More opportunities are provided for everyone to live in a decent, sustainably constructed and affordable home S No direct link Potential for housing development on local important sites? ? Mitigation could include the use of sustainable design and construction principles
M ? ?
L ? ?
2. The health and well-being of the population is improved and inequalities in health are reduced S Tick Access to the natural environment contributes positively to peoples' health and well being Tick Access to the natural environment contributes positively to peoples' health and well being - if damage is allowed, would this mean a decline in health? No direct link - although access to wildlife/natural environment contributes positively to peoples' health and well being
M Tick Tick
L Tick Tick
3. Levels of poverty and social exclusion are reduced and the deprivation gap is closed between the more deprived areas in Hastings and the rest of the town S Tick Access to natural space provides opportunities for people to gather, socialise and therefore help to address social exclusion Tick Access to natural space provides opportunities for people to gather, socialise and therefore help to address social exclusion No direct link
M Tick Tick
L Tick TickTick
4. Education and skills of the population improve S No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
5. All sectors of the community have improved accessibility to services, facilities, jobs, and social, cultural and recreational opportunities S TickTick Spaces are protected TickTick Spaces should be protected No direct link
M TickTick TickTick
L TickTick TickTick
6. Safe and secure environments are created and there is a reduction in crime and the fear of crime S No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
7. Vibrant and locally distinctive communities are created and sustained S Tick Tick Local wildlife spaces contribute towards locally distinctive communities No direct link
M Tick TickTick
L Tick TickTick
8. Land and buildings are used more efficiently and urban renaissance encouraged S No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
9. Biodiversity is protected, conserved and enhanced S TickTick International and national protection of sites ?/X Potential for negative impact if choose to damage local sites X Potential loss of local biodiversity
M TickTick ?/X X
L TickTick ?/X X
10. The risk of flooding (fluvial & tidal) and coastal erosion is managed and reduced now and in the future S No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
11. Parks and gardens, countryside, coast and the historic environment/ townscape and landscape are protected, enhanced and made more accessible S TickTick Especially important as pressure for new development sites increases ?/Tick Positive if continue to protect and avoid damage to these sites X Potential damage to wildlife especially as development pressure increases
M TickTick ?/Tick X
L TickTick ?/Tick X
12. Air pollution is reduced, air quality continues to improve S No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
13. The causes of climate change are addressed through reducing emissions of greenhouse gases (mitigation) and ensuring the Borough is prepared for its impacts (adaptation) S No direct link, although long term impacts of climate change on Biodiversity needs to be considered ? No direct link, although may mean loss of local sites for development - impacts on climate change such as energy use and tarmac versus green lands etc ?
M ? ?
L ? ?
14. Water quality of freshwater bodies, waterways and the marine environment is maintained and improved and water consumption is reduced S No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
15. Energy efficiency is increased, fuel poverty is reduced and the proportion of energy generated from renewable resources is increased S No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
16. Through waste re-use, recycling and minimisation the amount of waste for disposal is reduced S No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
17. Road congestion and pollution levels are reduced, and there is less car dependency and greater travel choice S No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
18. There are high and stable levels of employment and rewarding and satisfying employment opportunities for all S No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
19. Economic revival in the more deprived areas of the town is stimulated and successfully achieved S No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
20. The sustained economic growth of the borough is achieved and linked closely to social regeneration S Tick Provision of a high quality natural environment supports economic regeneration ?/Tick Provision of a high quality natural environment supports economic regeneration - if these sites are protected No direct link
M Tick ?/Tick
L Tick ?/Tick
21. Indigenous and inward investment is encouraged and accommodated S Tick Quality environment helps to attract new business ?/Tick Quality environment helps to attract new business - if sites are protected and enhanced No direct link
M Tick ?/Tick
L Tick ?/Tick

Chapter 11 - Biodiversity, Green Space and Urban Renaissance: Biodiversity (Continued)

Sustainability Objective 4. Make sure areas of wildlife importance are accessible and well promoted, identifying areas of opportunity for biodiversity improvement and setting local targets to contribute to regional biodiversity targets and quality of life 5. Influence and apply agri-environment schemes, forestry, flood defence and other land management practices to deliver biodiversity targets 6. Maintain and establish accessible green networks and open green space in urban areas
Effect Comments Effect Comments Effect Comments
1. More opportunities are provided for everyone to live in a decent, sustainably constructed and affordable home S No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
2. The health and well-being of the population is improved and inequalities in health are reduced S Tick Access to the natural environment contributes positively to peoples' health and well being No direct link Tick Access to the natural environment contributes positively to peoples' health and well being
M TickTick TickTick
L TickTick TickTick
3. Levels of poverty and social exclusion are reduced and the deprivation gap is closed between the more deprived areas in Hastings and the rest of the town S Tick Access to natural space provides opportunities for people to gather, socialise and therefore help to address social exclusion No direct link Tick Access to natural space provides opportunities for people to gather, socialise and therefore help to address social exclusion
M Tick Tick
L Tick Tick
4. Education and skills of the population improve S No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
5. All sectors of the community have improved accessibility to services, facilities, jobs, and social, cultural and recreational opportunities S Tick Tick Funding can help make land and the natural environment more accessible Tick Maintain and establish accessible green networks and green spaces
M Tick Tick Tick
L Tick Tick Tick
6. Safe and secure environments are created and there is a reduction in crime and the fear of crime S Tick Improved access to areas of wildlife importance will improve safety of areas No direct link Tick Maintaining and establishing access to green networks and space will contribute to providing safe community spaces
M Tick Tick
L Tick Tick
7. Vibrant and locally distinctive communities are created and sustained S Tick Local spaces contribute to distinctive communities Tick Funding can contribute to making distinctive local communities etc Tick Local green spaces contribute to the creation of distinctive communities
M Tick Tick Tick
L Tick Tick Tick
8. Land and buildings are used more efficiently and urban renaissance encouraged S No direct link Tick Funding for land management practices - helping to make land use more efficient Tick Accessible green spaces
M Tick Tick
L Tick Tick
9. Biodiversity is protected, conserved and enhanced S Tick Tick Should contribute to protecting and conserving biodiversity Tick Should contribute to protecting and conserving biodiversity
M TickTick Tick Tick
L TickTick Tick Tick
10. The risk of flooding (fluvial & tidal) and coastal erosion is managed and reduced now and in the future S No direct link Tick No direct link
M Tick
L Tick
11. Parks and gardens, countryside, coast and the historic environment/ townscape and landscape are protected, enhanced and made more accessible S Tick Tick Will ensure that the countryside, landscape etc are protected and enhanced Tick Improved access to green spaces
M TickTick Tick Tick
L TickTick Tick Tick
12. Air pollution is reduced, air quality continues to improve S No direct link No direct link No direct link
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13. The causes of climate change are addressed through reducing emissions of greenhouse gases (mitigation) and ensuring the Borough is prepared for its impacts (adaptation) S ?/Tick Protecting wildlife areas will be more important over time as the impacts of climate change occur ? Land management, flood defences - become more important as climate change impacts become more apparent No direct link
M ?/Tick ?
L ?/Tick ?
14. Water quality of freshwater bodies, waterways and the marine environment is maintained and improved and water consumption is reduced S Tick Wildlife area may include water bodies Tick Flood defences to be included No direct link
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L Tick Tick
15. Energy efficiency is increased, fuel poverty is reduced and the proportion of energy generated from renewable resources is increased S No direct link No direct link No direct link
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16. Through waste re-use, recycling and minimisation the amount of waste for disposal is reduced S No direct link No direct link No direct link
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17. Road congestion and pollution levels are reduced, and there is less car dependency and greater travel choice S No direct link No direct link No direct effect in the short term, although access to green spaces could include green routes for walking and cycling
M Tick
L Tick
18. There are high and stable levels of employment and rewarding and satisfying employment opportunities for all S No direct link No direct link No direct link
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19. Economic revival in the more deprived areas of the town is stimulated and successfully achieved S No direct link No direct link Tick Access to green networks and spaces contributes positively towards economic regeneration
M Tick
L Tick
20. The sustained economic growth of the borough is achieved and linked closely to social regeneration S Tick Access to wildlife and the natural environment will support economic regeneration Tick Contributes to the regeneration of the borough No direct link
M Tick Tick
L Tick Tick
21. Indigenous and inward investment is encouraged and accommodated S No direct link No direct link No direct link
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Chapter 11 - Biodiversity, Green Space and Urban Renaissance: Open Spaces

Sustainability Objective 1. The progressive enhancement of existing provision rather than the creation of more provision - so that priority is given to sites within or adjacent to the most deprived neighbourhoods etc 2. The identification of accessible Borough-wide spaces and facilities with safe pedestrian and cycle links etc 3. Working with local communities to foster the enhancement of local green spaces and residential environment, initially in the regeneration areas
Effect Comments Effect Comments Effect Comments
1. More opportunities are provided for everyone to live in a decent, sustainably constructed and affordable home S No direct link No direct effect, although the provision of pedestrian and cycling links will contribute to sustainable communities No direct link
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2. The health and well-being of the population is improved and inequalities in health are reduced S Tick Enhancement of existing provision - provides opportunity for accessing open spaces, which contribute positively to health and well being (but 60% of town are within 1km of Alexandra park?) Tick Access to the natural environment contributes positively to peoples health and well being Tick Access to the natural environment contributes positively to peoples health and well being - working in the natural environment also contributes to this
M Tick TickTick Tick
L Tick TickTick Tick
3. Levels of poverty and social exclusion are reduced and the deprivation gap is closed between the more deprived areas in Hastings and the rest of the town S Tick Contributes to reducing the gap through the provision of locally accessible spaces Tick Access to natural space provides opportunities for people to gather, socialise and therefore help to address social exclusion Tick Access to natural space provides opportunities for people to gather, socialise and therefore help to address social exclusion
M Tick Tick Tick
L Tick Tick Tick
4. Education and skills of the population improve S No direct link No direct link Tick Provides opportunities for learning and development of new skills
M Tick
L Tick
5. All sectors of the community have improved accessibility to services, facilities, jobs, and social, cultural and recreational opportunities S Tick Will improve access to natural spaces Tick Will improve access to natural spaces Tick Improve access to green spaces and local community's connection to them
M Tick Tick Tick
L Tick TickTick Tick
6. Safe and secure environments are created and there is a reduction in crime and the fear of crime S Tick Improvements contribute to improving community safety Tick Access to green spaces with cycle and pedestrian networks and space will contribute to providing safe community spaces Tick Provision of access - safe community spaces
M Tick Tick Tick
L Tick TickTick Tick
7. Vibrant and locally distinctive communities are created and sustained S Tick Local green spaces contribute to the creation of distinctive communities Tick Local green spaces contribute to the creation of distinctive communities Tick Local green spaces contribute to the creation of distinctive communities
M Tick TickTick Tick
L Tick TickTick Tick
8. Land and buildings are used more efficiently and urban renaissance encouraged S No direct link No direct link No direct link
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9. Biodiversity is protected, conserved and enhanced S Tick Enhancement of existing spaces - may contribute to protecting, conserving and enhancing local biodiversity Tick Contributes to protecting, conserving and enhancing local biodiversity Tick Contributes to protecting, conserving and enhancing local biodiversity
M Tick TickTick Tick
L Tick TickTick Tick
10. The risk of flooding (fluvial & tidal) and coastal erosion is managed and reduced now and in the future S No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
11. Parks and gardens, countryside, coast and the historic environment/ townscape and landscape are protected, enhanced and made more accessible S Tick Improvements to and establishment of natural spaces Tick Improved access to green spaces Tick Improved access to green spaces
M Tick Tick Tick
L Tick Tick Tick
12. Air pollution is reduced, air quality continues to improve S No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
13. The causes of climate change are addressed through reducing emissions of greenhouse gases (mitigation) and ensuring the Borough is prepared for its impacts (adaptation) S No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
14. Water quality of freshwater bodies, waterways and the marine environment is maintained and improved and water consumption is reduced S No direct link No direct effect, although could improve access and protection of water bodies etc No direct link
M
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15. Energy efficiency is increased, fuel poverty is reduced and the proportion of energy generated from renewable resources is increased S No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
16. Through waste re-use, recycling and minimisation the amount of waste for disposal is reduced S No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
17. Road congestion and pollution levels are reduced, and there is less car dependency and greater travel choice S No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
18. There are high and stable levels of employment and rewarding and satisfying employment opportunities for all S No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
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19. Economic revival in the more deprived areas of the town is stimulated and successfully achieved S Tick Access to green networks and spaces contributes positively towards economic regeneration Tick Access to green networks and spaces contributes positively towards economic regeneration Tick Access to green spaces contributes positively towards economic regeneration
M Tick Tick Tick
L Tick Tick Tick
20. The sustained economic growth of the borough is achieved and linked closely to social regeneration S No direct link No direct link No direct link
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21. Indigenous and inward investment is encouraged and accommodated S No direct link No direct link No direct link
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Chapter 11 - Biodiversity, Green Space and Urban Renaissance: Children's Play Provision

Sustainability Objective 1. Designing local greenspaces in such a way as to maximise their play value for children of different ages with opportunities to hide, climb, run around, see nature at work, handle sticks and stones and get dirty and wet 2. Having a relatively small number of large equipped play spaces at key locations around the town that are accessible to all 3. Requiring developers to design housing environments in which children have space to play informally and safely and where they have priority over vehicles, and where such spaces contribute to the provision of open space 4. Planning traffic calming schemes with the objective of making streets child friendly (Play Streets) rather than simply slowing down traffic, and where possible promote 'Home Zones'
Effect Comments Effect Comments Effect Comments Effect Comments
1. More opportunities are provided for everyone to live in a decent, sustainably constructed and affordable home S No direct link No direct link No direct link No direct link
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2. The health and well-being of the population is improved and inequalities in health are reduced S Tick Access to local green spaces and quality play opportunities are essential to children's health and well being Tick Access to play opportunities is essential to children's heath and well being Tick Access to play opportunities is essential to children's heath and well being Tick Access to play opportunities is essential to children's heath and well being
M Tick Tick Tick Tick
L Tick Tick Tick Tick
3. Levels of poverty and social exclusion are reduced and the deprivation gap is closed between the more deprived areas in Hastings and the rest of the town S Tick Help to combat play deprivation and provides space for families to come together and socialise etc - helps to combat social exclusion Tick Help to combat play deprivation and provides space for families to come together and socialise etc - helps to combat social exclusion Tick Help to combat play deprivation and provides space for families to come together and socialise etc - helps to combat social exclusion Tick Would help to create sustainable communities and reduce the deprivation gap
M Tick Tick Tick Tick
L Tick Tick Tick Tick
4. Education and skills of the population improve S Tick Through play children can learn about the world around them, including the natural environment No direct link No direct link No direct link
M Tick
L Tick
5. All sectors of the community have improved accessibility to services, facilities, jobs, and social, cultural and recreational opportunities S Tick Increase accessibility to play for children Tick Increase accessibility to play for children Tick Increase accessibility to play for children Tick Improves access to social, cultural and recreational opportunities
M Tick Tick Tick Tick
L Tick Tick Tick Tick
6. Safe and secure environments are created and there is a reduction in crime and the fear of crime S Tick Must ensure they are well designed spaces to design out crime - increased footfalls improve community safety Tick Well designed spaces - design out crime Tick Create safe places for children's play Tick Traffic calmed streets
M Tick Tick Tick Tick
L Tick Tick Tick Tick
7. Vibrant and locally distinctive communities are created and sustained S Tick Children's play can provide the centre of a local community Tick Children's play can provide the centre of a local community Tick Provision of space for children can contribute to the creation of vibrant and distinctive communities Tick
M Tick Tick Tick Tick
L Tick Tick Tick Tick
8. Land and buildings are used more efficiently and urban renaissance encouraged S No direct link No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
9. Biodiversity is protected, conserved and enhanced S No direct link No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
10. The risk of flooding (fluvial & tidal) and coastal erosion is managed and reduced now and in the future S No direct link No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
11. Parks and gardens, countryside, coast and the historic environment/ townscape and landscape are protected, enhanced and made more accessible S Tick Improved access to children's play opportunities Tick Improved access to children's play opportunities Tick Tick More accessible and safe areas for play
M Tick Tick Tick Tick
L Tick Tick Tick Tick
12. Air pollution is reduced, air quality continues to improve S No direct link No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
13. The causes of climate change are addressed through reducing emissions of greenhouse gases (mitigation) and ensuring the Borough is prepared for its impacts (adaptation) S No direct link No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
14. Water quality of freshwater bodies, waterways and the marine environment is maintained and improved and water consumption is reduced S No direct link No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
15. Energy efficiency is increased, fuel poverty is reduced and the proportion of energy generated from renewable resources is increased S No direct link No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
16. Through waste re-use, recycling and minimisation the amount of waste for disposal is reduced S No direct link No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
17. Road congestion and pollution levels are reduced, and there is less car dependency and greater travel choice S No direct link No direct link No direct link Tick Child friendly streets can encourage people to walk and cycle more
M Tick
L Tick
18. There are high and stable levels of employment and rewarding and satisfying employment opportunities for all S No direct link No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
19. Economic revival in the more deprived areas of the town is stimulated and successfully achieved S No direct link No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
20. The sustained economic growth of the borough is achieved and linked closely to social regeneration S No direct link No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
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21. Indigenous and inward investment is encouraged and accommodated S No direct link No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
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Chapter 11 - Biodiversity, Green Space and Urban Renaissance: Sense of Place and Local Identity

Sustainability Objective 1. Prepare an urban design guide for the whole town 2. Prepare urban design guides for those parts of the town where new development is most likely to impact on features of local identity 3. Prepare site specific design briefs for major development sites 4. Continue as at present and use our planning resources to address other priorities such as affordable housing or economic development 5. Have a policy that encourages developers to invest in public art in the development and surrounding area
Effect Comments Effect Comments Effect Comments Effect Comments Effect Comments
1. More opportunities are provided for everyone to live in a decent, sustainably constructed and affordable home S Tick May help to address unfit housing stock? Would be difficult to achieve as Hastings is home to a variety of buildings Tick May help to address unfit housing stock? Tick Contribute to achieving best practice in design and environmental performance ? How will this add to the use of sustainable design and construction? No direct link
M Tick Tick Tick ?
L Tick Tick TickTick ?
2. The health and well-being of the population is improved and inequalities in health are reduced S No direct effect, although decent housing contributes to good health No direct effect, although living in a well designed community contributes to our well being No direct effect, although living in a well designed community contributes to our well being No direct link No direct link
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3. Levels of poverty and social exclusion are reduced and the deprivation gap is closed between the more deprived areas in Hastings and the rest of the town S No direct link No direct link No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
4. Education and skills of the population improve S No direct link No direct link No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
5. All sectors of the community have improved accessibility to services, facilities, jobs, and social, cultural and recreational opportunities S ?/Tick Depending on the nature of the design guide Tick Tick ? No direct effect - should consider policy for encouraging developer contributions for infrastructure generally, i.e. to enhance the public realm
M ?/Tick Tick Tick ?
L ?/Tick Tick Tick ?
6. Safe and secure environments are created and there is a reduction in crime and the fear of crime S Tick If take into account designing out crime principles Tick Contributes to well designed local communities and spaces. Help to reduce opportunities for crime, and design out crime Tick Design out crime in site specific design briefs No direct link No direct link
M Tick Tick Tick
L Tick Tick Tick
7. Vibrant and locally distinctive communities are created and sustained S Tick The guide would have to recognise the different types of buildings in Hastings and St Leonards Tick Help to achieve good quality design and development specific to the location and its characteristics Tick Essential to ensure create vibrant and locally distinctive communities ? ? Contributions to public realm would help to achieve this
M Tick Tick TickTick ? ?
L Tick Tick TickTick ? ?
8. Land and buildings are used more efficiently and urban renaissance encouraged S Tick Should be a key objective Tick Should be a key objective Tick Site specific design guides contribute to achieving this more significantly ? Won't necessarily achieve the best use of land No direct link
M Tick Tick TickTick ?
L Tick Tick TickTick ?
9. Biodiversity is protected, conserved and enhanced S No direct link No direct link ?/Tick Site specific design guides likely to consider biodiversity No direct link No direct link
M ?/Tick
L ?/Tick
10. The risk of flooding (fluvial & tidal) and coastal erosion is managed and reduced now and in the future S No direct link No direct link ?/Tick Site specific design guides likely to consider flooding issues and alleviating risk No direct link No direct link
M ?/Tick
L ?/Tick
11. Parks and gardens, countryside, coast and the historic environment/ townscape and landscape are protected, enhanced and made more accessible S Tick A design guide would need to include parks and gardens etc Tick Specific design guides will contribute to protecting, enhancing the historic environment, townscape, parks and gardens Tick Specific design guides will contribute to protecting, enhancing the historic environment, townscape, parks and gardens ? No direct effect, although public art can contribute to the enhancement of the urban environment
M Tick Tick Tick ?
L Tick Tick Tick ?
12. Air pollution is reduced, air quality continues to improve S No direct link No direct link ?/Tick Specific design guides should consider ways to minimise car use and impact on air pollution No direct link No direct link
M ?/Tick
L ?/Tick
13. The causes of climate change are addressed through reducing emissions of greenhouse gases (mitigation) and ensuring the Borough is prepared for its impacts (adaptation) S No direct link No direct link ?/Tick Specific design guides should consider ways to minimise emissions No direct link No direct link
M ?/Tick
L ?/Tick
14. Water quality of freshwater bodies, waterways and the marine environment is maintained and improved and water consumption is reduced S No direct link No direct link ?/Tick Specific design guides should consider ways to minimise water consumption etc No direct link No direct link
M ?/Tick
L ?/Tick
15. Energy efficiency is increased, fuel poverty is reduced and the proportion of energy generated from renewable resources is increased S No direct link No direct link ?/Tick Design guides should address the environmental performance of buildings No direct link No direct link
M ?/Tick
L ?/Tick
16. Through waste re-use, recycling and minimisation the amount of waste for disposal is reduced S No direct link No direct link ?/Tick Specific design guides should consider ways to minimise waste No direct link No direct link
M ?/Tick
L ?/Tick
17. Road congestion and pollution levels are reduced, and there is less car dependency and greater travel choice S No direct link No direct link ?/Tick Specific design guides should consider ways to minimise car use No direct link No direct link
M ?/Tick
L ?/Tick
18. There are high and stable levels of employment and rewarding and satisfying employment opportunities for all S No direct link No direct link No direct link No direct link No direct link
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19. Economic revival in the more deprived areas of the town is stimulated and successfully achieved S ? A design guide for a specific area may contribute to this ? A design guide for a specific area may contribute to this Tick Well deigned sites will contribute to economic revival in more deprived areas of the town ? No direct link
M ? ? TickTick ?
L ? ? TickTick ?
20. The sustained economic growth of the borough is achieved and linked closely to social regeneration S No direct link No direct link Tick Well deigned sites will contribute to economic revival in more deprived areas of the town No direct link No direct link
M Tick
L Tick
21. Indigenous and inward investment is encouraged and accommodated S No direct link No direct link No direct link No direct link No direct link
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Chapter 12 - Environmental and Sustainability Issues

Sustainability Objective 1. Strategic policy to cover issues such as light, air, noise and water pollution 2. Strategic policy to cover issues such as the risk from flooding 3. Strategic policy to cover issues such as minimising water use and requiring water conservation and recycling 4. Strategic policy to cover issues such as sustainable urban drainage
Effect Comments Effect Comments Effect Comments Effect Comments
1. More opportunities are provided for everyone to live in a decent, sustainably constructed and affordable home S No direct link No direct link ?/Tick These facilities must be incorporated into the design of the development No direct link, although SUDs should be incorporated into the overall design of development
M ?/Tick
L ?/Tick
2. The health and well-being of the population is improved and inequalities in health are reduced S Tick Will have health benefits No direct link No direct link No direct link
M Tick
L Tick
3. Levels of poverty and social exclusion are reduced and the deprivation gap is closed between the more deprived areas in Hastings and the rest of the town S No direct link No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
4. Education and skills of the population improve S No direct link No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
5. All sectors of the community have improved accessibility to services, facilities, jobs, and social, cultural and recreational opportunities S No direct link No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
6. Safe and secure environments are created and there is a reduction in crime and the fear of crime S No direct link No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
7. Vibrant and locally distinctive communities are created and sustained S Tick Contribute to vibrant communities No direct link No direct link No direct link
M Tick
L Tick
8. Land and buildings are used more efficiently and urban renaissance encouraged S No direct link No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
9. Biodiversity is protected, conserved and enhanced S Tick Minimising pollution will protect biodiversity Tick No direct link ?/Tick May enhance biodiversity
M Tick Tick ?/Tick
L Tick Tick ?/Tick
10. The risk of flooding (fluvial & tidal) and coastal erosion is managed and reduced now and in the future S No direct link Tick No direct link TickTick Will minimise the risk of flooding from run off etc
M TickTick TickTick
L TickTick TickTick
11. Parks and gardens, countryside, coast and the historic environment/ townscape and landscape are protected, enhanced and made more accessible S Tick Enhance the countryside, coast, townscape etc it pollution reduced Tick Protect against coastal flooding No direct link Tick Will help to protect the landscape, townscape etc
M Tick Tick Tick
L Tick Tick Tick
12. Air pollution is reduced, air quality continues to improve S Tick No direct link No direct link No direct link
M TickTick
L TickTick
13. The causes of climate change are addressed through reducing emissions of greenhouse gases (mitigation) and ensuring the Borough is prepared for its impacts (adaptation) S Tick Air pollution contributes to climate change Tick Will consider impact of climate change and potential for flooding in the future No direct link No direct link
M Tick Tick
L Tick Tick
14. Water quality of freshwater bodies, waterways and the marine environment is maintained and improved and water consumption is reduced S Tick Controlling water pollution will improve water quality No direct link Tick Will ensure water consumption is reduced No direct link
M Tick TickTick
L TickTick TickTick
15. Energy efficiency is increased, fuel poverty is reduced and the proportion of energy generated from renewable resources is increased S No direct link No direct link No direct link No direct link
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16. Through waste re-use, recycling and minimisation the amount of waste for disposal is reduced S Tick Controlling waste for disposal will have a significant effect in terms of waste disposal and subsequent air pollution No direct link No direct link No direct link
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L TickTick
17. Road congestion and pollution levels are reduced, and there is less car dependency and greater travel choice S Tick Will need to ensure range of sustainable transport modes available to reduce emissions and pollution from cars No direct link No direct link No direct link
M Tick
L Tick
18. There are high and stable levels of employment and rewarding and satisfying employment opportunities for all S No direct link No direct link No direct link No direct link
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19. Economic revival in the more deprived areas of the town is stimulated and successfully achieved S No direct link No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
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20. The sustained economic growth of the borough is achieved and linked closely to social regeneration S No direct link No direct link No direct link No direct link
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21. Indigenous and inward investment is encouraged and accommodated S No direct link No direct link No direct link No direct link
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Chapter 12 - Environmental and Sustainability Issues (Continued)

Sustainability Objective 5. Incorporating renewable energy production facilities into new developments to minimise carbon dioxide production 6. Minimising energy use through appropriate layout and orientation, building form and design, and design to take account of the micro-climate 7. Incorporating recycling facilities and using waste as a resource
Effect Comments Effect Comments Effect Comments
1. More opportunities are provided for everyone to live in a decent, sustainably constructed and affordable home S Tick Policy to ensure on site renewables provided as part of development Tick Ensure good and sustainable design incorporated into development of new homes Tick Use recycled materials in construction
M Tick TickTick Tick
L Tick TickTick Tick
2. The health and well-being of the population is improved and inequalities in health are reduced S No direct link Tick No direct link
M Tick
L Tick
3. Levels of poverty and social exclusion are reduced and the deprivation gap is closed between the more deprived areas in Hastings and the rest of the town S Tick Incorporating renewables in development will result in lower energy costs of time to the benefit of the occupier Minimising energy use in developments will result in lower energy costs of time to the benefit of the occupier No direct link
M Tick
L Tick
4. Education and skills of the population improve S No direct link No direct link No direct link
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5. All sectors of the community have improved accessibility to services, facilities, jobs, and social, cultural and recreational opportunities S No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
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6. Safe and secure environments are created and there is a reduction in crime and the fear of crime S No direct link No direct link No direct link
M
L
7. Vibrant and locally distinctive communities are created and sustained S No direct link No direct link No direct link
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L
8. Land and buildings are used more efficiently and urban renaissance encouraged S Tick Incorporation of renewables will ensure land and buildings are used more efficiently Tick Well designed developments will ensure land and buildings are used more efficiently Tick
M Tick Tick Tick
L Tick Tick Tick
9. Biodiversity is protected, conserved and enhanced S No direct link No direct link <

Chapter 12 – Environmental and Sustainability Issues: Sustainable Design and Renewable Energy

Sustainability Objective   1.  All new development to meet the minimum level of sustainable construction for example the Building Research Establishment's 'BREEAM' and 'Eco-Homes' standard 2.  Require developers to submit an assessment of a development's energy demand and require that at least 10% of this demand is supplied from on site renewable energy 3.  or should we 'encourage' rather than 'require'? 4.  Should this requirement relate only to housing schemes of 10 or more dwellings and commercial schemes of over 1000msq, or should it relate to all developments? 5.  Should we identify sites/opportunities for renewable energy schemes?
    Effect Comments Effect Comments Effect Comments Effect Comments Effect Comments
1.  More opportunities are provided for everyone to live in a decent, sustainably constructed and affordable home S Tick Need to consider carbon neutral homes and Code for Sustainable Homes Tick Contributes to sustainable housing ? Encouragement would not necessarily achieve sustainable buildings – on site renewable energy generation ? Need to consider the code for sustainable homes and carbon neutral homes ? May contribute towards affordability & sustainable design – is it for the grid or homes?
M TickTick Tick ? ? ?
L TickTick Tick ? ? ?
2.  The health and well-being of the population is improved and inequalities in health are reduced S Tick A well designed and constructed home contributes to well being   No direct link   No direct link   No direct link   No direct link
M Tick        
L Tick        
3.  Levels of poverty and social exclusion are reduced and the deprivation gap is closed between the more deprived areas in Hastings and the rest of the town S Tick Helps to alleviate fuel poverty and reduce running costs, resulting in a more expendable income Tick Helps to alleviate fuel poverty and reduce running costs, resulting in a more expendable income   No direct link Tick Helps to alleviate fuel poverty and reduce running costs, resulting in a more expendable income   No direct link
M Tick Tick   Tick  
L Tick Tick   Tick  
4.  Education and skills of the population improve S   No direct link   No direct link   No direct link   No direct link   No direct link
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5.  All sectors of the community have improved accessibility to services, facilities, jobs, and social, cultural and recreational opportunities S   No direct link   No direct link   No direct link   No direct link   No direct link
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6.  Safe and secure environments are created and there is a reduction in crime and the fear of crime S Tick Design out crime   No direct link   No direct link   No direct link   No direct link
M Tick        
L Tick        
7.  Vibrant and locally distinctive communities are created and sustained S Tick Create distinctive communities and sense of place Tick Part of the future image of the town – solar town etc?   No direct link   No direct link ? Could contribute to distinctive town
M Tick Tick     ?
L Tick Tick     ?
8.  Land and buildings are used more efficiently and urban renaissance encouraged S Tick   Tick   Tick requiring will ensure more positive effect ? Relating to all development will ensure best use of land Tick  
M TickTick Tick Tick ? Tick
L TickTick Tick Tick ? Tick
9.  Biodiversity is protected, conserved and enhanced S Tick Not only locally, but also in a wider context   No direct link   No direct link   No direct link   No direct link
M TickTick        
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10.  The risk of flooding (fluvial & tidal) and coastal erosion is managed and reduced now and in the future S   No direct link   No direct link   No direct link   No direct link   No direct link
M          
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11.  Parks and gardens, countryside, coast and the historic environment/ townscape and landscape are protected, enhanced and made more accessible S   No direct link   No direct link   No direct link   No direct link ? Depends on location, and the type of renewable technologies are identified
M         ?
L         ?
12. Air pollution is reduced, air quality continues to improve S   No direct effect – although will result in lower energy demand, which requires less power input – less pollution Tick Reduced demand form power stations   No direct link   No direct link   No direct link
M   Tick      
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13.  The causes of climate change are addressed through reducing emissions of greenhouse gases (mitigation) and ensuring the Borough is prepared for its impacts (adaptation) S Tick Housing will be adapted to result in lower energy and water needs  - will be naturally cooled etc Tick Increase target over time X Encouragement would not necessarily achieve an increase in the use if on site renewable energy ?   Tick Specific sites with design briefs etc will ensure positive impact over time
M TickTick TickTick X X TickTick
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14.  Water quality of freshwater bodies, waterways and the marine environment is maintained and improved and water consumption is reduced S Tick Water consumption is reduced   No direct link   No direct link   No direct link   No direct link
M TickTick        
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15.  Energy efficiency is increased, fuel poverty is reduced and the proportion of energy generated from renewable resources is increased S Tick Increase in energy efficiency Tick Increase the target over time beyond 10% ? Would encouragement achieve an increase in the use of renewable energy? ?   Tick  
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16. Through waste re-use, recycling and minimisation the amount of waste for disposal is reduced S Tick Recycling/storage facilities incorporated into design   No direct link   No direct link   No direct link   No direct link
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17.  Road congestion and pollution levels are reduced, and there is less car dependency and greater travel choice S   No direct link   No direct link   No direct link   No direct link   No direct link
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18.  There are high and stable levels of employment and rewarding and satisfying employment opportunities for all S   No direct link   No direct effect, although local people could be employed in company to deliver the target   No direct link   No direct link   No direct link
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19.  Economic revival in the more deprived areas of the town is stimulated and successfully achieved S Tick     No direct link   No direct link   No direct link   No direct link
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20.  The sustained economic growth of the borough is achieved and linked closely to social regeneration S   No direct link   No direct link   No direct link   No direct link   No direct link
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21.  Indigenous and inward investment is encouraged and accommodated S Tick More attractive buildings for commercial use and new homes ? No direct link   No direct link   No direct link ? Investment from renewable energy companies?

Chapter 12 - Environmental and Sustainability Issues: Flood Risk

Sustainability Objective    1.  To adopt the South East Plan policy regarding Sustainable Flood Risk Management - THIS HAS ALREADY BEEN APPRAISED AS PART OF THE SOUTH EAST PLAN PROCESS
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1.  More opportunities are provided for everyone to live in a decent, sustainably constructed and affordable home S     
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2.  The health and well-being of the population is improved and inequalities in health are reduced S     
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3.  Levels of poverty and social exclusion are reduced and the deprivation gap is closed between the more deprived areas in Hastings and the rest of the town S     
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4.  Education and skills of the population improve S     
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5.  All sectors of the community have improved accessibility to services, facilities, jobs, and social, cultural and recreational opportunities S      
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6.  Safe and secure environments are created and there is a reduction in crime and the fear of crime S     
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7.  Vibrant and locally distinctive communities are created and sustained S      
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8.  Land and buildings are used more efficiently and urban renaissance encouraged S     
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9.  Biodiversity is protected, conserved and enhanced S      
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10.  The risk of flooding (fluvial & tidal) and coastal erosion is managed and reduced now and in the future S      
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11.  Parks and gardens, countryside, coast and the historic environment/ townscape and landscape are protected, enhanced and made more accessible S      
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12.  Air pollution is reduced, air quality continues to improve S      
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13.  The causes of climate change are addressed through reducing emissions of greenhouse gases (mitigation) and ensuring the Borough is prepared for its impacts (adaptation) S      
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14.  Water quality of freshwater bodies, waterways and the marine environment is maintained and improved and water consumption is reduced S      
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15.  Energy efficiency is increased, fuel poverty is reduced and the proportion of energy generated from renewable resources is increased S      
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16.  Through waste re-use, recycling and minimisation the amount of waste for disposal is reduced S      
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17. Road congestion and pollution levels are reduced, and there is less car dependency and greater travel choice S      
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18.  There are high and stable levels of employment and rewarding and satisfying employment opportunities for all S      
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19.  Economic revival in the more deprived areas of the town is stimulated and successfully achieved S      
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20.  The sustained economic growth of the borough is achieved and linked closely to social regeneration S      
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21.  Indigenous and inward investment is encouraged and accommodated S      
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