Land management and biodiversity
- Seek to prevent building on land of high ecological and cultural value
- Assess environmental impacts of building on land proposed for development
- Ensure new building aspires to the highest design standards with respect to its environmental impact
- Encourage owners of existing residential and commercial buildings to adopt energy efficiency and other green measures.
- Protect and enhance semi-natural ecosystems in the village;
- Protect and enhance populations of plants and animals in the village;
- Eliminate invasive non-native plant and animal species;
- Promote sustainable land management of farmed land;
- Encourage wildlife friendly management of publicly owned open spaces.
- Reduce the emission of greenhouse gases by adopting energy efficiency measures within households, businesses, societies, clubs and churches;
- Reduce the emission of greenhouse gases by encouraging adoption of non-fossil fuel sources of energy for space heating, lighting and transport;
- Encourage native tree planting to sequester carbon and enhance biodiversity;
- Encourage biodiversity-enhancing offsetting;
- Adapt to future climate change by improving wildlife habitats, especially in size and continuity to enable species to move;
- Adapt to climate change by protecting water courses from pollution by nutrients and soil erosion;
- Adapt to climate change by minimising runoff and downstream flooding using natural flood protection measures.
- Minimise water pollution by ensuring polluting substances are not directly discharged into a water course;
- Minimise eutrophication by reducing diffuse pollution from agricultural land;
- Minimise air pollution;
- Minimise use of toxic substances such as pesticides and herbicides;
- Minimise soil erosion;
- Reduce waste and minimise the need for landfill by composting organic matter and recycling all other waste;
For more information visit the Addingham Environment Group Website at addingham.environment.info.