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Sustainable Communities Bill
Schedule — Indicators

 

Schedule

Section 2

 

Indicators

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The indicators referred to in section 2 are—

(a)   

the provision of local services,

(b)   

the extent to which the volume and value of goods and services that

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are—

(i)   

offered for sale; or

(ii)   

procured by public bodies

   

and are produced within 30 miles (or any lesser distance as may be

specified by a principal council in respect of its area) of their place of

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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)   

measures to promote reasonable access by all local people to a

supply of food that is adequate in terms of both amount and

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nutritional value,

(e)   

the number of local jobs,

(f)   

measures to conserve energy and increase the quantity of energy

supplies which are produced from sustainable sources within a 30

mile radius of the region in which they are consumed,

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(g)   

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

restricted to, local public transport provision, measures to promote

walking and cycling and measures to decrease the amount of

product miles,

(h)   

the increase in social inclusion, including an increase in involvement

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in local democracy,

(i)   

measures to increase mutual aid and other community projects,

(j)   

measures designed to decrease emissions of greenhouse gases,

(k)   

measures designed to increase community health and well being,

(l)   

planning policies which would assist with the purposes of this Act,

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and

(m)   

measures to increase the use of local waste materials for the benefit

of the community.

2          

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

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

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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

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activity is largely contained in the area or region where the food was

produced;

“local jobs” mean—

 

 

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Schedule — Indicators

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(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

job;

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“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;

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“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

area;

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

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

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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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