Our natural environment makes Wiltshire an attractive place in which to live, work, visit and invest. It enhances our quality of life, improves physical and mental health, and underpins our economy.
Wiltshire’s beautiful countryside is rich in wildlife and also provides us all with basic services such as clean air, food, water, climate and soils. The State of the Environment report for Wiltshire and Swindon 2013 provides detailed evidence on these issues and the drivers of change that affect them, including population growth, development and climate change. That report and more information about the environment can be found on the Wiltshire Intelligence Network.
The following report provides comparative analysis of a range of key indicators relating to the environment in Wiltshire and is intended as a resource to help identify local priorities at Community Area level. The report covers local land designations, showing how our wildlife rich and sites of scientific interest areas are spread across the county, country park volunteers and Area Quality Management Areas, flood risk and river quality and levels of waste, recycling and fly tipping. The data is designed to help communities to understand local issues and to develop community-led work to improve local outcomes.