> Restormel produced 949 kt of end user CO2 in 2008, the second highest in Cornwall. Between 2005 and 2008, end user CO2 emissions reduced by 11%.
> Restormel produced the ninth highest Industry and Commercial emissions for a local authority in the South West.
> Restormel residents were responsible for a total of 9.3 tonnes of CO2 per capita in 2008. This was 16% higher than the average for Cornwall and the South West. Between 2005 and 2008 per capita emissions reduced by 13% in Restormel.
> There are 29 river water bodies within Restormel. Our latest assessment of these classified 3.4% as poor, 65.5% as moderate and 24.1% as good.
> The population of Restormel was estimated to be 104,200 in June 2010, 1.9% of the South West’s total population of 5,273,700. The proportion of the population of pensionable age is just above that found regionally and nationally (19.6% and 16.5%)
> The number of households in the former district of Restormel is predicted to increase from 44,000 in 2008 to 58,000 in 2033. This represents an increase of 14,000 households, or just under 32%. This is similar to the 30% predicted for the South West region.
> Larger population centres within Restormel where there is risk of flooding include : Lostwithiel, St Austell, Par, and St Blazey.
> There are two Catchment Abstraction Management Strategy (CAMS) which affect the Restormel area. The Fal and St Austell rivers and North Cornwall CAMS and Tamar. It sets out how the Environment Agency will manage water abstraction until 2014 from St Austell to the Lizard Peninsula
> In 2006, an average UK citizen had an eco-footprint of 4.64gha, which is significantly above the available budget of 1.89 gha. The South West Regional average was 4.74 gha. Restormel citizens had an average eco-footprint of 4.6gha. This was the lowest recorded in Cornwall, just under the UK average of 4.64.
> In 2009/10 the amount of biodegradable municipal waste (BMW) landfilled by the 16 local authorities within the South West was 1,032,967 tonnes against their combined allocation of 1,134,910 tonnes. Cornwall County Council had an allocation of 145,554 tonnes and only landfilled 134,913 tonnes (92.7%) of their Biodegradable Municipal Waste (BMW).