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Environmental Policy

This policy statement was adopted by the Parish Council on 10. May. 2011. It sets out our environmental direction, intentions and values.

Download and read the full policy here

Our vision

That Ardingly is a place where an inclusive active community life is valued alongside a vibrant economy within its outstanding landscape setting. The Parish Council will conduct its business by means which are transparent, sustainable, environmentally friendly and represent best value for our residents.

Ardingly Parish Council is committed to continuous improvement in environmental performance and the prevention of pollution in order to provide best value for our council tax payers.

Environmental regulations, laws and codes of practice will be regarded as setting the minimum standards of environmental performance. We will implement our policies through a framework of monitoring and controlling our impact and implementing initiatives for improvement.

We will conserve resources through efficient use and careful planning. We will invest in improved energy and water efficiency.  We will minimise waste and recycle remaining materials wherever possible.

We will adopt a sustainable procurement policy and encourage our suppliers to operate in an environmentally appropriate manner, reducing the environmental impact of their products and transport. We aim to support local businesses and will allow them the opportunity to quote for work.

We will undertake an annual evaluation of our environmental performance and set goals for continual improvement.

Ardingly Parish Council will raise awareness amongst residents on environmental issues and look to act as a role model for best practice.

If you have any questions regarding our environmental policy or performance please contact the parish clerk, [email protected]< or 01444 226209.

Signed:      George Ruse Date: 10th May 2011

Ardingly Parish Council


Below we lay out certain documents related to the potential fracking within Mid Sussex.  Please note that the documents are not necessarily the views of the Parish Council but are put here to broaden education on the topic.  If you wish to add documents please send to the clerk who will consider them for inclusion.

Fracking Critique in context of Weald October 2013 text 1-15

Fracking Critique in context of Weald October 2013 text 16-21

Fracking Critique in context of Weald October 2013 References and Figures

Smythe shale gas submission to House of Lords

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