Forth Replacement Crossing: Sustainability Appraisal and Carbon Management Report

November 2009

ISBN 978 1 906006 82 2

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1 Introduction
1.1 Background to the Forth Replacement Crossing
1.2 Purpose and Content of the Sustainability Appraisal and Carbon Management Report
1.3 Benefits of the Sustainability Appraisal and Carbon Management

2 Policy Context for Undertaking Sustainability Appraisal
2.1 Introduction
2.2 UK Framework for Sustainable Development
2.3 Scottish Sustainable Development Strategy and Objectives
2.4 Transport Scotland’s Aspirations for Sustainable Development

3 Approach to Sustainability Appraisal
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Project Life Cycle Approach
3.3 The FRC Sustainability Appraisal Framework
3.4 Consultation on the Sustainable Development Policy and Framework
3.5 Compatibility of Scheme Objectives with Sustainability Objectives
3.6 Sustainable Resource Management
3.7 Energy and Carbon Assessment

4 Sustainability Appraisal: Targets, Findings and Future Opportunities
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Performance Measurement
4.3 Sustainability Objective 1: To Design, Build and Operate a Reliable Crossing
4.4 Sustainability Objective 2: To Contribute to the Improvement of Cross-Forth Access to Economic Opportunities
4.5 Sustainability Objective 3: To Contribute Towards the Development of Cross-Forth Public Transport Opportunities
4.6 Sustainability Objective 4: To Minimise the Scheme Footprint and Severance of Land
4.7 Sustainability Objective 5: To Adopt Sustainable Resource Management in Design and Construction
4.8 Sustainability Objective 6: To ensure that community engagement takes place at all the key stages in the FRC project process as set out in 'Engaging with Communities’
4.9 Sustainability Objective 7: To improve local accessibility and reduce community severance
4.10 Sustainability Objective 8: To provide a scheme that accommodates the needs of disabled people
4.11 Sustainability Objective 9: To contribute to the promotion of healthy lifestyle opportunities and social inclusion
4.12 Sustainability Objective 10: To provide a safe design for both vehicle travellers and non-motorised users
4.13 Sustainability Objective 11: To Reduce, Reuse and Recycle Materials and Products Where Practicable
4.14 Sustainability Objective 12: Seek to minimise embodied energy and carbon associated with key materials and their transport to site
4.15 Sustainability Objective 13: To Minimise Carbon Emissions Once the Scheme is Open to Traffic
4.16 Sustainability Objective 14: To protect and enhance the natural heritage including local biodiversity
4.17 Sustainability Objective 15: To protect the landscape, historic environment and cultural heritage
4.18 Sustainability Objective 16: To reduce noise and air emissions
4.19 Sustainability Objective 17: To protect water quality, geomorphology and maximise the use of sustainable drainage systems for environmental and hydrological benefit

5 Design Implications and Sustainability
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Main Crossing
5.3 Road Connections
5.4 Moving Forward to Construction

6 Future Sustainability Monitoring
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Construction Monitoring
6.3 Operational Monitoring

7 Sustainability and the Civil Engineering Environmental Quality Assessment and Awards Scheme (CEEQUAL)

8 Conclusions

Appendix 1 FRC Sustainable Development Policy

Appendix 2 Sustainability Appraisal Framework

Appendix 3 Indicator Results Table

Appendix 4 Testing Scheme Objectives

Appendix 5 Sustainable Resource Management Framework

Appendix 6 Energy and Carbon Report

Appendix 7 Sustainable Design Innovations

Appendix 8 References

Appendix 9 Glossary

Published Date 9 Dec 2009 Type Projects