Appendix B: Tourist Amenities in the Countryside - Sustainability Assessment
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- the proposed development will result in locally significant employment and/or training opportunities;
- a significant level of spend expected to flow into the local economy;
- the proposal will enhance the range and quality of tourism attractions and facilities in the local area;
- the proposed development will extend the tourist season in the local area;
- significant utilisation of local goods and services, including trades and crafts; and
- the proposal is an important element in farm or broader rural diversification.
Community / Social Sustainability
- the proposed development will, in addition to meeting tourist needs, provide facilities (recreational/cultural/social) that can be accessed by the local community; and/or
- the proposal will contribute to a local community regeneration scheme.
- the proposed development will help to protect or conserve or enhance an environmental asset associated with either the natural or built heritage;
- the proposed development will enhance biodiversity, for example through the creation or improvement of wetland or woodland habitat;
- utilisation of ‘green’ technology, for example recycling waste, utilisation of renewable energy, reduction of CO2 emissions;
- utilisation of sustainable drainage systems where appropriate (SuDS);
- sustainable design in line with BREEAM standards for the environmental performance of buildings;
- development of ‘green’ transport initiatives, for example dedicated rail or bus links between the amenity and a nearby settlement or linking several tourist amenities in the locality; and
- use of a visitor management programme for larger scale proposals or to mitigate against damage to fragile sites.
- the proposal is accessible by public transport, walking or cycling;
- large scale proposals are conveniently accessible from the regional strategic transport network;
- the proposed development is conveniently located with respect to existing tourism development in the local area.