Select Committee on Environmental Audit Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence


Annex 1

QUALITY OF LIFE COUNTS

A LIST OF OBJECTIVES AND INDICATORS WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY (SDS) WHICH DTLR CAN INFLUENCE DIRECTLY

HEADLINE INDICATORS

Objective and SDS paragraph reference Ref noIndicators
Social progress which recognises the needs of everyone     
Reduce the proportion of unfit housing stock (3.18) H7Homes judged unfit to live in
Effective protection of the environment     
Improve choice in transport; improve access to education, jobs, leisure and services; and reduce the need to travel (7.29) H11Road traffic
Re-using previously developed land, in order to protect the countryside and encourage urban regeneration (3.25) H14New homes built on previously developed land


DEVELOPING SKILLS AND REWARDING WORK

Objective and SDS paragraph reference Ref noIndicators
Maintain a safe and healthy environment for workers (6.36) C10Work fatalities and injury rates; working days lost through illness


SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION AND CONSUMPTION

Objective and SDS paragraph reference Ref noIndicators
Encourage production, marketing, purchase and use of vehicles that are more fuel efficient (Box after 6.69) D15Energy efficiency of road passenger travel/Average fuel consumption of new cars
Address transport issues; integrate tourism with public transport (6.71) D17D18Leisure trips by mode of transportOverseas travel
Develop distribution systems which support economic growth, protect the environment and benefit society (Box after 6.72) D20D21Freight transport by modeHeavy goods vehicle mileage intensity


BUILDING SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES—PROMOTING ECONOMIC VITALITY AND EMPLOYMENT

TRAVEL

Objective and SDS paragraph reference Ref noIndicators
Improve choice in transport; improve access to education, jobs, leisure and services; and reduce the need to travel (7.29) H11Road traffic
  G1Passenger travel by mode
  G2How children get to school
  G3Average journey length by purpose
The cost of traffic congestion (7.26)G4 Traffic congestion
The link between rising prosperity and increased travel must be broken (7.28) G5Distance travelled relative to income


ACCESS

Objective and SDS paragraph reference Ref noIndicators
Reduce the proportion of unfit (housing) stock(3.18) H7Homes judged unfit to live in
Ensure that everyone has the opportunity of a decent home (7.53) J5Temporary accommodation/rough sleepers
Improving significantly the energy efficiency of all residential accommodation (7.49) J6Fuel poverty


SHAPING OUR SURROUNDINGS

Objective and SDS paragraph reference Ref noIndicators
Re-using previously developed land, in order to protect the countryside and encourage urban regeneration (3.25) H14New homes built on previously developed land
Bring empty homes back into use and convert buildings to new uses (7.56) K1Vacant land and properties and derelict land
Attractive streets and buildings, low levels of traffic, noise and pollution, green spaces, and community safety (7.54) K6K7K8Quality of surroundingsAccess to local green space DNoise levels


INVOLVEMENT AND STRONGER COMMUNITIES

Objective and SDS paragraph reference Ref noIndicators
All local communities to have sustainable developement strategies in place by 2000 (7.79) L1Number of local authorities with LA21 strategies


SENDING THE RIGHT SIGNALS

Objective and SDS paragraph reference Ref noIndicators
Explore the scope for using economic instruments to deliver more sustainable development, and avoid "perverse subsidies" which work against sustainable development (5.7, 5.9) T4Real changes in the cost of transport





 
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