approach has been adopted for evaluating the performance of the FRC
proposals against the goals of the Sustainable Development Policy.
Under the three headings of economic, social and environmental
issues, 17 sustainability objectives were identified in the
Sustainability Appraisal Framework (refer to Appendix 2) for the
FRC. This report has presented the progress achieved against the
FRC sustainability objectives for the Stage 3 design (refer to
Opportunities for future design innovations and
measurement have also been identified for future progress to be
made against the targets within the suite of sustainability
objectives (refer to Section 5, Tables 15 to 17).
A framework for delivering sustainable resource
management has been produced (refer to Appendix 5) together with a
materials plan and these have been developed in order to ensure
that the scheme:
- uses materials wisely (through recovery,
reuse and recycling);
- sources materials responsibly; and
- reduces its carbon footprint where practicable.
An approach to
carbon management has been developed and a carbon footprint at
Stage 3 design has been calculated (refer to Appendix 6). This will
be used as a basis for measuring and monitoring the footprint as
the scheme progresses and will act as a guide to adopting design
strategies for reducing carbon emissions where
Through the use of indicators and monitoring
targets (refer to Section 6), the sustainability and carbon
management objectives for the FRC can be progressed throughout the
life cycle of the scheme.
It is anticipated that the work undertaken to
develop and achieve this Sustainability Appraisal and Carbon
Management Report will aid the wider Transport Scotland project
assessment process in the future.