Sustainable Route Map stakeholder consultation.
This is more fully explained on our blog 
http://h-map.org.uk/2016/05/17/towards-a-route-map-for-herefordshire/

We are planning to publish a set of sustainability indicators for the county. We need your help to make sure we've picked the best data and are interpreting it properly. In this form we list all of the indicators in the Natural Resources priority. 

There is more information available about how we selected these indicators.

There is space for a comment against each of them. We don't expect you to comment on every indicator. Just the ones you are particularly interested in or have expertise in. 
If you'd rather download a consultation document and send us an email you can do that instead.
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E1 Air quality
Nitrogen Dioxides

We propose to use this file https://datahub.io/dataset/nitrogen-dioxide-emissions-2010-2014/resource/479f7fb9-1ae1-42bf-af5e-ba43635d3e85

This is the only atmospheric pollutant measured by Herefordshire Council.

The council publishes levels from monitoring stations in several locations.

How should we combine these?

Would an average of all stations be sufficient or should we treat the data differently?
 
E2 Soil

In the community engagement this was proposed as an indicator.
There are many datasets for soil

Do you have any suggestions for the best dataset to use?
 
E3.1 Landscapes
Common land

In the community engagement common land was proposed as an indicator.

Common land per se may not be an appropriate indicator. Perhaps we could measure the % of land of different types.

Do you have any suggestions for datasets?
 
E3.2 Landscapes
Farmsteads retaining historic footprint/working building

In the community engagement this was proposed as an indicator.

But we are not sure what datasets should be used.

Do you have any suggestions for datasets?
 
E3.3 Landscapes
Habitats and species; land based schemes; landscape classifications.

In the community engagement this was proposed as an indicator.

But we are not sure what datasets should be used.

Do you have any suggestions for datasets?
 
E4.1 Water quality
Ecological status or potential in parts of main rivers within county.

Measured and published by Environment Agency.
Status is recorded for multiple points along the rivers. We need to summarise these records for the county.

Should we just take the mean of all records or is there a better way to approach this?

https://datahub.io/dataset/summary-of-ecological-status-or-potential-in-main-rivers-in-herefordshire

 
E4.2 Water Quality
Nitrate Vulnerable Zones

In the community engagement this was Nitrate levels were proposed as an indicator.

In fact we think that phosphate levels are a more pressing concern in the county.

We don’t know of datasets that measure either phosphate levels directly or that measure issues like soil erosion (which has a significant impact on phosphate levels).

Do you have any suggestions for datasets?

Is this an area suitable for a new data gathering projects?
 
E5.1 Heritage
Scheduled Ancient Monuments at Risk

Data published but under a restrictive licence.

We are still trying to understand if we will be able to use this diary.
 
E5.2 Heritage
Number of listed buildings in the county per year

Data published by Historic England apparently under an open licence. https://datahub.io/dataset/listed-buildings-in-herefordshire

Do you agree with the use of this dataset?

Do you have any suggestions for alternative datasets?
 
E6.1 Biodiversity
% of SSSI land in a favourable and unfavourable condition.

Data published by Natural England shows when SSSIs were registered and when they were last assessed. This also shows how they were assessed. This gives us an estimate of the % of SSSI land in a favourable condition by year.
But this is not a true time series. This might be more suitable for measuring against a set target.

Do you agree? What should be the target (or how should it be set?

https://datahub.io/dataset/sites-of-special-scientific-interest-in-herefordshire/resource/6c5c0523-09a6-4884-b338-030d7c011bad
 
E6.2 Biodiversity
Sites under active management

No report for Herefordshire since 2012. It is not clear why. If Herefordshire records were reported into this dataset it would be suitable for inclusion.

Do you have any suggestions as to how reports can be restarted for this data?

https://datahub.io/dataset/local-sites-in-positive-conservation-management-in-herefordshire/resource/a0a92408-ba16-42da-b5b4-7c155e377eb0
 
E6.3 Biodiversity
% of sites on NNR and SAC in an unfavourable condition

Data published by Natural England shows when NNRs and SACs were last assessed. This also shows how they were assessed. This gives us an estimate of the % of sites  in a favourable condition by year. Because the River Wye SAC is narrow measuring % land mass may not be suitable
But this is not a true time series. This might be more suitable for measuring against a set target.

Do you agree? What should be the target (or how should it be set?

https://datahub.io/dataset/special-areas-of-conservation-and-national-nature-reserves-in-herefordshire
 
E7.1 Waste
Total household waste collected by Herefordshire Council

We propose to use this dataset published by Herefordshire Council.

It is a widely understood and benchmarkable dataset.

Do you agree?

https://datahub.io/dataset/herefordshire-household-waste-2016-2015
 
E7.2 Waste
Recycling:
Total household waste collected by Herefordshire Council sent for recycling.

We propose to use this dataset published by Herefordshire Council.

It is a widely understood and benchmarkable dataset.

We could use the % of household waste collected that is sent for recycling.

It would be derived from the same data but might measure slightly different outcomes.

https://datahub.io/dataset/herefordshire-recycling-2006-2015/resource/e1dc7875-132e-435c-b273-647ccf7d1faa
 
E8.1 Energy
Energy consumption by type

 
E8.2 Energy
Energy generation inc. CHP

 
E8.3 Energy
Greenhouse Gas emissions

 
E9 Water
Water use in agriculture

This was identified in the community consultation but we aren’t clear on what data could be used to measure this.
Can you help us?
 
E10.1 Carbon dioxide
Emissions

 
E11 Renew-ables
Solar PV installation rate

 
That's it for the indicators. Just a few more questions to go.

 
Overall


To what extent do you agree with our approach in regards to:
- using open data
- the method we plan to use to generate the indicators
- the project in general
 
What is your name?

 
If it is relevant to your answers: what is your job/role?

 
If it is relevant to your answers: what organisation do you work for?

 
Are you happy for us to contact you about your response to the consultation? *

(please leave us some contact details if so)
     
 
Are you happy for us to keep in touch with you about this project in the future? *

     
 
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