Sustainability affects every aspect of urban planning. We are working to apply the principles of One Planet Living and Low Carbon Neighbourhood Planning (see links below) to our Shoreham Beach Neighbourhood Plan. Reducing man-made emissions can benefit us globally and locally. We can improve how we shop, how we move and the energy we consume.
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Research & Evidence
Most residents say protection of the environment should be the top priority – with very strong support for flood prevention and keeping green spaces green. In response we propose several policies including the designation of 'Local Green Spaces' (like mini green belts) in the Neighbourhood Plan.
Over 80% say we should encourage and promote the best household insulation, solar panels, water efficiency and improved recycling. This has been incorporated into Transport and Neighbourhood Regeneration policies. We are looking for volunteers to further develop these policies.
(Revision 3, Dec 2017)
The Plan will protect and enhance the natural environment and biodiversity of Shoreham Beach by stimulating public awareness and engagement and by encouraging investment to provide attractive, resilient and engaging public green spaces, together with promoting increased energy & water efficiency, the use of renewable energy and improved neighbourhood waste management.
Revision 1 (see below) - posters displayed at Oct 2016 Have Your Say Days
Today's weather warnings and video of planned flood defence scheme for the river Adur
Flood defences in Shoreham
The risk of flooding to coastal settlements around the UK is high and rising due to sea level rise and an increase in extreme rainfall events from the effects of climate change. The Environment Agency has carried out extensive modelling to determine the likely extent and range of the potential flood events over the next 100 years.
The current flood defences (pre 2017) in the Adur estuary do not provide a high enough level of protection and in places are in poor condition. This leaves Shoreham-by-Sea, Lancing and the surrounding areas at risk of flooding. The Environment Agency has been developing a major improvements scheme called the Shoreham Adur tidal walls. The scheme will provide protection for extreme events with 0.33% probability (1 in 300 year) of occurring in one year, allowing for 50 years of sea level rise.