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Local Communities Sustainability Bill

Local Communities Sustainability Bill
Schedule — Indicators




Section 1



  1        The indicators referred to in section 1(2) are—

              (a)             the provision of local services,

              (b)             the extent to which the volume and value of goods and services that



                    (i)                   offered for sale; or

                    (ii)                  procured by public bodies

                              are grown or produced within 30 miles of their place of sale or of the

boundary of the public body,


              (c)             the rate of increase in the growth and marketing of organic forms of

food production and the local food economy,

              (d)             the number of local jobs,

              (e)             the quantity of energy supplies which are produced from sustainable

sources within a 50 mile radius of the region in which they are



              (f)             measures taken to reduce the level of road traffic including, but not

restricted to, local public transport provision and measures to

decrease the amount of product miles,

              (g)             the increase in social inclusion, including an increase in involvement


in local democracy,

              (h)             measures to increase mutual aid and other community projects,

              (i)             measures designed to decrease emissions of greenhouse gases, and

              (j)             measures designed to increase community health and well being.

  2        In this Schedule the following terms shall have the following meanings—


                    “local services” includes but is not restricted to retail outlets, public

houses, banks, health facilities, including hospitals and pharmacies,

social housing, post offices, schools, public eating places, leisure

facilities and open spaces;

                    “local food economy” means a system of producing, processing and


trading primarily organic forms of food production, where the

activity is largely contained in the area or region where the foodwas


                    “local jobs” mean—

                    (a)                   jobs in companies or organisations that in the opinion of the


Appropriate Authority will spend a significant proportion of

their turnover in the locality of the place of operation; and

                    (b)                   jobs which are held by people living within 30 miles of that


                    “mutual aid” means actions or initiatives by people in the community


to improve services or provisions for themselves and other persons

in the community;

                    “product miles” means the total distance produce is transported from

the place of growth or production to the place of consumption;



Local Communities Sustainability Bill
Schedule — Indicators



                     “social inclusion” means the opportunity for all people resident in any

area to play an equal role in the economic, social and civic life of the


                    “local democracy” means the ability to participate in, by means of

voting at elections or otherwise, decision-making that is as local as


practicable to people’s place of residence; and

                    “community health and well-being” means the degree to which

persons resident in an area identify with that area and receive an

increased quality of life as a result of the nature and the environment

of the area.




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