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Award Name Durham County Council Environment Award - Access for All
Address Design Section
Environment & Technical Services Dept
Durham County Council
Co. Durham
Telephone +44 (0)191 3834104
Fax +44 (0)1913 834096
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Main Contact
Contact Michelle White

Details To encourage and reward good environmental practice in County Durham.

Entry Requirements Projects must be within County Durham. Tree planting schemes should be at least 5 years old.
Entry Fee None
Criteria Summary This new category sponsored by RJB Mining (UK) Ltd is for the projects that best reconcile the needs of people with different access requirements including people with mobility problems in the built environment. In addition to good physical design in all aspects of the environment, the Environment Award Scheme criteria will now include: The reduction of dependence upon private transport eg. relationship to public transport services, reducing the need to travel to shops, social and leisure facilities by car. Safer and more attractive environments, including traffic calming schemes and crime prevention schemes. Organisations attempting good sustainable practices including waste management eg. recycling and anti-pollution schemes. Seeking to reduce demands on natural resources by encouraging biodiversity and creating habitats etc. Minimising energy use or employing renwable energy sources eg. solar, wind and water power, biofuels and energy saving in buildings. Safeguarding the County's rich architectural and natural heritage for the enjoyment of future generations which includes the retention and restoration of historic buildings, stonewalls and hedgerows. Advancing the understanding of environmental issues by creating educational programmes and producing publicity leaflets.
Judges Mr J Grundy, Mr N Whittaker, Mrs S Storey, Mr DJ Newbegin, Cllr J Flynn, Cllr J Knox, Cllr T Carroll and Cllr Mrs E Hart.
Sponsors Previous - Northern Electric. Present - Northumbrian Water, RJB Mining (UK).
Cash Value
RSA Accredited No

Established 01/06/2000
Last Award 22/05/2003
Next Award No date entered
Closing Date 31/01/2004

Previous Winners 2003 - Mrs Tallentire, Lowlands Farm; Asda Superstore, Bishop Aukland.

Other Info This is one of 5 categories.

Last updated 09/03/2005