Glossary

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Section 106search for term
(S106) allows a local planning authority (LPA) to enter into a legally-binding agreement or planning obligation with a property developer for the benefit of the community
Sinking fundsearch for term
refers to money that is put aside every year from an regular income to cover the cost of major expenses, such as periodical or long term structural repairs
Sinking fundssearch for term
refers to money that is put aside every year from an regular income to cover the cost of major expenses, such as periodical or long term structural repairs
Social capitalsearch for term
the networks and trust between people that help a community work together towards shared objectives
Social enterprisesearch for term
A social enterpriseGlossary: A social enterprise is a profit-making businesses set up to tackle a social or environmental need is a profit-making businesses set up to tackle a social or environmental need
Social enterprisessearch for term
Social enterprisesGlossary: Social enterprises are profit-making businesses set up to tackle a social or environmental need are profit-making businesses set up to tackle a social or environmental need
Social infrastructuresearch for term
refers to the range of activities, organisations and facilities supporting the formation, development and maintenance of social relationships in a community
Social sustainabilitysearch for term
The Young Foundation argues that social sustainabilityGlossary: The Young Foundation argues that social sustainability should be seen as “a process for creating sustainable, successful places that promote wellbeing, by understanding what people need from the places they live and work.  Social sustainability combines design of the physical realm with design of the social world – infrastructure to support social and cultural life, social amenities, systems for citizen engagement and space for people and places to evolve.”

should be seen as “a process for creating sustainable, successful places that promote wellbeing, by understanding what people need from the places they live and work. Social sustainabilityGlossary: The Young Foundation argues that social sustainability should be seen as “a process for creating sustainable, successful places that promote wellbeing, by understanding what people need from the places they live and work.  Social sustainability combines design of the physical realm with design of the social world – infrastructure to support social and cultural life, social amenities, systems for citizen engagement and space for people and places to evolve.”

combines design of the physical realm with design of the social world – infrastructure to support social and cultural life, social amenities, systems for citizen engagement and space for people and places to evolve.”
Stakeholdersearch for term
A person or an organisation with a legitimate interest in a given situation, action or enterprise
Stakeholderssearch for term
A group of people or an organisation with a legitimate interest in a given situation, action or enterprise
Stewardshipsearch for term
refers, in this context, to the ongoing process of managing, maintaining and tending a community
Stewardship organisationsearch for term
an organisation, sometime charitable, that has a specific role to manage community assets into the long-term for the benefit of the local population as a whole
Stewardship organisationssearch for term
are organisations, sometime charitable, that have a specific role to manage community assets into the long-term for the benefit of the local population as a whole
Sustainable communitiessearch for term
Sustainable communitiesGlossary: Sustainable communities meet the social, economic and environmental needs of existing residents without reducing the same opportunities for future generations meet the social, economic and environmental needs of existing residents without reducing the same opportunities for future generations
Sustainable Community Strategysearch for term
local authorities in England and Wales are required to produce a community strategy to promote the social, economic and environmental wellbeing of their areas, achieving sustainable communitiesGlossary: Sustainable communities meet the social, economic and environmental needs of existing residents without reducing the same opportunities for future generations.
Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems search for term
(SUDS) are designed to mimic the natural drainage of a site to reduce the impact of buildings and their surroundings on the environment