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Meeting of the Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee held on 23/09/2002
LA21 Sustainable Development Indicators




LA21 SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT INDICATORS



1 Natural resource use

PI
Description
2001/02 Target
2001/02 Outturn
2002/03 Target
Notes
LOSD1Domestic energy use – carbon dioxide emissions
Further reductions in carbon dioxide emissions in households in the Borough per annum
Reduction of 10,500 tonnesReduction of 6329.06 tonnesReduction of 6500 tonnesThe 2001/02 target was unrealistic considering the reduction for 2000/01 was 1883 tonnes
    LOSD2
Domestic energy use – improvement in energy efficiency
Percentage improvement in overall home energy efficiency in the Borough compared with the previous year
2.3%1.24%1.5%April 1996 to March 2002 – 10% reduction achieved
    BVPI163
Energy efficiency – local authority dwellings
Average SAP rating of local authority dwellings
Not set60.2961SAP = ‘Standard Assessment Procedure’ 0-100, 100 being for a highly efficient dwelling
    LOCE21
Reduction in A4 paper ordered by Waverley
Percentage reduction in the quantity of A4 paper ordered per annum via the print room
2% 1%1%
    BVPI157
Communication with public via paperless methods
Percentage of interactions with the public which are capable of electronic service delivery
15%42.7%30%Target for 2002/03 established prior to calculation of outturn for 2001/02
BVPI180Waverley Borough Council’s energy consumption
Energy consumption of Waverley’s operational property compared with UK as a whole
N/AN/ANEW INDICATOR
2 Waste management & recycling

PI
Description
2001/02 Target
2001/02 Outturn
2002/03 Target
Notes
BVPI82Disposal, recycling and composting of household waste arisings
a. Percentage of household waste arisings recycled
b. Percentage of household waste arisings composted
12%
N/A
12%
N/A
18%
N/A
Composting figures apply only to municipal composting
BVPI84Household waste arisings
Kilograms of household waste collected per head in the Borough
445kg434kg450kgFurther reductions likely in future due to new waste minimisation policies

3 Pollution

PI
Description
2001/2002 Target
2001/02 Outturn
2002/03 Target
Notes
LOSD3Meeting national annual mean air pollution targets
Number of monitored sites where, and for which pollutants, national annual mean pollution target levels for 2005 are exceeded (target levels set for nitrogen dioxide, fine particulate matter and benzene)
Factual reportDetailed factual report available from Environment & Leisure DeptNew factual reportTargets:
NO2 – 21ppb as annual mean (end 2005)
PM10 – 21ppb as annual mean (end 2004)
Benzene – 5ppb running annual mean (end 2003)
LOSD4Rivers of good or fair quality
Percentage of length of rivers and canals in the Borough falling into good or fair quality grades
Good (41% in 1999)
Fair (59% in 1999)
Total Good/Fair (100% in 1999)
N/A N/A – latest data is from 2000
50%
50%
100%
N/A – next data collection for 2001
Improvement in water quality and total Good/Fair to remain at 100%
Government sustainable development indicator – data supplied by the Environment Agency

4 Biodiversity & nature

PI
Description
2001/2002 Target
2001/02 Outturn
2002/03 Target
Notes
LOSD5Increase in population of selected characteristic species
Whether there has been an increase in the occurrence of each of the following characteristic species on monitored sites in the Borough: Dartford warbler, stag beetle, sand lizard, great crested newt, water vole and Deptford pink
Yes – there has been an increase in each of the characteristic speciesINDICATOR DISCONTINUED – ADDITIONAL RESOURCES TO BE SOUGHT FOR MONITORINGN/AFigures not a true indication of population trends throughout borough. Subject to influences outside Waverley’s control – including weather, predation, timing, disturbance, and availability of knowledgeable recorders
    LOSD6
Relevant countryside sites with approved management plans
Percentage of relevant countryside sites with management plans approved by the Council
60%60%60%‘Relevant’ = those site for which management plans are desirable and useful
LOLE24Volunteer days
Number of volunteer days spent on work on Waverley managed countryside sites
95010291050
5 Transport

PI
Description
2001/2002 Target
2001/2002 Outturn
2002/03 Target
Notes
LOSD7School travel plans
Total number of schools in the Borough with a school travel plan
N/A – target figure is for 2011: 76 schoolsAwaiting data from Surrey County CouncilN/A – target figure is for 2011: 76 schoolsData provided by Surrey County Council
    LOSD8
Traffic flows on major roads
Traffic flows on major roads in the Borough
N/AN/A – baseline figure is for 2000: 1,920,100 all vehicle kmsN/A – target figure is for 2006: 2,062,100 all vehicle kmsDETR sustainable development indicator – data provided by Surrey County Council (two-way 12hr vehicle flows)
    LOSD9
Accessibility to town centres
Proportion of the population of the Borough who have good access to town centres (within 20 minutes) by:
public transport (22% in 1999)
cycling (51% in 1999)
N/A – Target set for 20062001 figures:


22%
54%
N/A – target figures are for 2006:
43%
51%
Surrey Local Transport Plan (2000) indicator SW2 – data from Surrey County Council
LOSD10Length of cycle routes
Length of cycle routes in the Borough:
Cycle lanes (<1km in 2000/01)
Off carriageway routes (17km in 2000/01)
Advisory on-road routes (68km in 2000/01)
Additional 15km of cycle route per year (type of cycle route not specified)Awaiting data from Surrey County CouncilAdditional 15km of cycle route per year (type of cycle route not specified)Data provided by Surrey County Council


6 The built environment

PI
Description
2001/2002 Target
2001/02 Outturn
2002/03 Target
Notes
BVPI106New homes built on previously developed land (including conversions)
Percentage of new homes built on previously developed land in the Borough (including conversions)
95%97%90%
    LOSD11
Important green spaces
Retention of important green spaces in settlement
(Examples of ‘important green spaces’ include sports fields, allotments and public gardens)
99%N/ATarget not yet set – monitoring system being set upUnable to monitor progress at present, but looking to set up appropriate monitoring system following implementation of the new Planning IT system in Autumn 2002
LOSD12Listed buildings at risk
Percentage of listed buildings removed from Building at Risk Register
N/AN/AAwaiting re-survey results before setting target. Re-survey to be carried out as soon as resources permitMeasures how Waverley is working with landowners to protect neglected listed buildings through appropriate investment


7 Human health, public safety & amenity

PI
Description
2001/2002 Target
2001/02 Outturn
2002/03 Target
Notes
BVPI128
BVPI126
BVPI127
Recorded crime per 1000 population
Crimes recorded per annum by the police in the Borough per 1000 population according to:
Vehicle crime
Burglary in dwellings
Violent crime
5.4
6.4
Not set by Police
6.6
6.7
Not set by Police
6.3
6.7
Not set by police
Data and targets provided by police
    BVPI173
Crime and disorder strategy
Has Waverley established a corporate strategy to reduce crime and disorder in its area? If no, has Waverley established a timetable for doing so?
YesNoN/AINDICATOR DISCONTINUED
    LOSD13
Communicable (infectious) disease control
Percentage of investigations of contactable persons suffering from food poisoning (excluding cases of Campylobacter) within the Borough in an attempt to identify source of infection and to control spread
95%99%95%Data from Environmental Health Section
    LOSD14
Food safety inspection
Percentage of food premises due for inspection according to their risk category that are inspected
95%100%100%Data from Environmental Health Section
    LOSD15
Health and safety at work
Percentage of reportable accidents notified to the Environmental Health Section that are investigated
85%96%90%Data from Environmental Health Section
BVPI156Disabled access to Waverley’s buildings open to the public
Percentage of authority buildings open to the public, accessible by disabled
30%26.3%50%
8 Basic necessities of life

PI
Description
2001/2002 Target
2001/02 Outturn
2002/03 Target
Notes
LOPD6Affordable housing
Number of subsidised affordable homes built
504050
LOH016Housing advice and assistance
Percentage of people seeking housing advice who are helped to find their own solution to their housing problem
70%62%70%
9 Community

PI
Description
2001/2002 Target
2001/02 Outturn
2002/03 Target
Notes
BVP175Tenant satisfaction with participation opportunities
Tenant satisfaction with opportunities for participation in management and decision making in relation to housing services provided by their landlord
N/AN/A – baseline figure is for 2000/01 = 61%N/ANext survey to be undertaken in 2003/04
    LOCE31
Visitors to committee documents on Waverley’s website
Number of visits per year to committee documents on Waverley’s website
120006650075000
    BVPI6
Turnout for local elections
Percentage turnout for local elections
70%68.5%No electionsTarget and outturn are for joint Parliamentary and County election
BVPI1Development of a community strategy
Local community strategy developed in collaboration with local strategic partnership
YesNoYes
10 Leisure & culture

PI
Description
2001/2002 Target
2001/02 Outturn
2002/03 Target
Notes
BVPI114Cultural strategy
Local cultural strategy developed
YesNoYes
    BVPI170
Museum visits / usage
Visits to / use of museums per 1000 population
Visits that were in person per 1000 population
Number of pupils visiting museums and galleries in organised groups
360
280
4000
373
265
4165
400
280
4500
    LOLE19
Passport to Leisure
Number of Passport to Leisure cardholders
1000470Target yet to be setScheme commenced April 2001
LOLE20Funded community arts projects
Number of community arts projects funded by Waverley
1220Target yet to be set

11 Local economy

PI
Description
2001/2002 Target
2001/02 Outturn
2002/03 Target
Notes
LOSD16Employment land
Retention of suitably located and/or well established employment land Over 0.4 hectares (1 acre) in the Borough
99%N/ATarget not yet set – monitoring system being set upUnable to monitor progress at present, but looking to set up appropriate monitoring system following implementation of the new Planning IT system in Autumn 2002
    LOPD14
Attendance at Waverley business events
Number of business representatives attending Waverley organised / funded business events per year
225149250

NB – amended indicator
Indicator formally ‘Number of training places delivered through the Business Forum ‘Breakfast Briefings’ per year’. Changed to reflect wider range of events now organised. Low figure for 2001/02 as only 7 Breakfast Briefings during this period instead of normal 10
LOPD15Businesses supported by Waverley funding
Number of businesses supported by Waverley (potential and actual) funding through enterprise agencies
200281250NB – measured Jan-Jan. Number varies according to state of economy (usually more small business start up enquiries during periods of economic downturn)
Coding for indicators:
BVPI = Best Value Performance IndicatorLOHO = Local Indicator for HousingLOPD = Local Indicator for Planning & Development
    LOCE = Local Indicator for Corporate Services
LOLE = Local Indicator for LeisureLOSD = Local Indicator for Sustainable Development
LOENV = Local Indicator for Environment
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