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Environment Strategy and Policy

Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council is committed to sustainability and environmental improvement through partnership working, and this is demonstrated through a variety of strategic and operational commitments. We possess adopted strategies, policies and action plans to deliver improvement and have good partnership arrangements in place to further deliver on this agenda. The following are key areas of our strategic environmental management.

A Sustainable Environment Strategy for Redcar and Cleveland (2011 2016)

Our Sustainable Environment Strategy is our overarching environmental strategy for the Borough. A wide range of partner organisations representing the environment and sustainability agenda has developed this plan to continue working towards creating a sustainable environment for future generations.

Its aim is to have "A positive approach to environmental improvement; encouraging people and communities to achieve a high quality and sustainable living environment".

Sustainable Environment Strategy cover The strategy is based on the four themes of: Under these themes are 14 priority areas with no less than 83 specific tasks to be delivered by a range of organisations, which collectively will ensure that are working towards the aim of creating a sustainable environment. The strategy is available to download here:

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The Councils sustainability policies

In October 2010 the Council adopted a suite of five new policies on wide ranging environment and sustainability themes. These new policies, signed by the Leader of the Council, Councillor George Dunning, will provide the framework for our actions across the organisation to improve our environmental performance. It provides the guiding principles and objectives for our decisions, operations and our plans and will steer the work of the organisation to ensure that sustainability is considered in all that we do.

The five policies are as follows:
Click on the links above to download our policies.

Sustainability Appraisal

It is a legal requirement that, under the Environmental Assessment of Plans and Programmes Regulations 2004, all spatial plans and programmes would have to undergo a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA). The 2004 Regulations transcribe the requirements of European Directive 2001/42/EC the assessment of the effects of certain plans and programmes on the environment (the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Directive).

The objectives of the SEA Directive, as set out in Article 1, are to provide a high level of protection to the environment and to contribute to the integration of environmental considerations into the preparation and adoption of plans and programmes with a view to promoting sustainable development.

In August 2010, the Council undertook a Strategic Environmental Assessment of the new Local Transport Plan 2011 2021. The two processes were developed together so that findings from each stage of the SEA could be used to inform the development of the LTP. This ensured that it took the long-term environmental, social and economic implications into consideration from the outset and in retrospect developed objectives and policies that would have positive or neutral effects on the objectives of sustainable development.

The SEA on the new LTP can be accessed on the Local Transport Plan 2011-21 page.

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