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Protecting and enhancing our environment

Protecting and enhancing our environment

We will make sure of the sustainable development of Bracknell Forest so that it remains clean and green and will work towards becoming a low carbon environment with high rates of recycling.

Key objectives

Our key objectives are to:

  • protect our highly valued green spaces and strategic green gaps
  • promote recycling and diverting waste from landfill, including introducing food waste recycling
  • improve parking in residential areas
  • protect green spaces, the Thames Basin Heaths Special Protection Area and maintain strategic gaps between communities
  • enhance facilities and customer experience at Horseshoe Lake and maintain other council open spaces
  • address the impact of man-made climate change on our local communities by putting in place actions that work towards meeting the government target of eradication its net contribution to climate change by 2050
  • promote greater use of public transport and cycleways

Key performance indicators

The set of key performance indicators below helps us measure progress in delivering our Council Plan ambitions, key objective and priorities. They are strategic indicators that we will track over the long term and report on regularly.

Our key performance indicators are:

  • satisfaction with parks and open spaces
  • percentage of successful planning appeals
  • percentage of planning applications determined within timescales - Major and Minor
  • percentage of planning applications determined within timescales
  • number of homes given planning permission
  • income from CIL receipts
  • planning permissions granted for net additional dwellings not yet implemented
  • percentage of principal roads where maintenance should be considered
  • percentage of non-principal classified roads where maintenance should be considered
  • percentage of household waste sent for reuse, recycling and composting
  • percentage of municipal waste land filled
  • reduction in customer visits to Time Square
  • reduction in staff travel
  • levels of CO2 emissions directly attributable to the Bracknell Forest Council estate