Sustainable development

1. Overview

Sustainable development is development which meets current population needs without compromising the needs of future citizens.

A healthy populace that can access a good standard of living, with education, health and food services, as well as leisure and a choice of retail needs being readily available is part of achieving a truly sustainable Stockport.

Maintaining a strong, local low carbon economy is also key to ensuring sustainable development.

All of these approaches work towards ensuring enhancement of our local environment, maintaining a green and leafy borough which is rich in varied wildlife and delivers a green urban environment too.

This in turn allows us to market Stockport as a desirable and healthy place to live and work. The UK sustainable development strategy outlines the following four shared priority actions for taking sustainable development forward:

  • Sustainable consumption and production
  • Climate change and energy
  • Natural resource protection and environmental enhancement
  • Sustainable communities

Stockport Council provide guidance on implementing sustainable design and construction including energy statements in planning applications.