Sustainability

Sustainability

Sustainability is a key pillar of the overall project. The development strives to reduce its ecological footprint by the adoption of key principles, which can make sustainable living easy, attractive and affordable. The development aims to be in harmony with its dramatic landscape setting and allows visitors to connect with nature. It is anticipated that the synergetic combination of projects will make a positive impact on local communities by creating both direct and indirect job opportunities and acting as a catalyst for economic growth. 

Transport
• Visitors encouraged to arrive by public transport
• Electric shuttles within site and providing links between attractions
• Design that fosters walking and cycling, bike hire
• Car-free within core of site
• Management of parking to avoid congestion and detrimental impact on natural setting

Energy
• Biggest savings come from simple things i.e. energy efficient light bulbs and appliances
• Maximise energy from renewable sources
• Consider combined heat and power system for resort
• Use of passive eco-strategies i.e. natural ventilation and cooling, maximise solar gain through 
   orientation of dwellings
• Low energy lighting and low light levels 

Water
• Reduce consumption by installing water-saving devices
• Rainwater collection and use of grey water for toilets and fire protection
• Reduce hard surfaces
• Reed bed water treatment system to clean and re-oxygenate used water
• Use of green roofs

Natural habitats and wildlife
• Design with nature – working with the landscape and resources on site
• Minimising the built footprint of the development
• Protect landscape character and visual quality of the site and its relationship with the National Park
• Ecological survey to identify habitats to protect and zones capable of accommodating development
• Opportunities for habitat restoration (dunes and heathland) and habitat creation (wetland and ponds)
• Wildlife refuges and corridors
• Restrict use of non-organic fertilisers and pesticides