We will be looking at FUTURES and SUSTAINABILITY...
A SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY IS ONE THAT.....
- uses resources efficiently and keeps waste to a minimum
- keeps pollution to a level which natural systems can cope with
- the diversity of nature is valued and protected
- meets local needs locally, where possible
- everyone has access to at least basic needs, such as good food, water, shelter and fuel at reasonable cost
- everyone has the opportunity to undertake satisfying work in a diverse economy
- people's good health is protected
- access to facilities, services, goods and other people are not achieved at the expense of the environment
- people are able to live without fear of personal violence from crime or persecution
- everyone has access to skills, knowledge and information
- all sections of the community have a real say in what happens in their area
- opportunities for culture, leisure and recreation are readily available to all
- the local distinctiveness and diversity of the area is valued and protected