SEMMMS Final Report 2001

4.16 The principal aim of Objective 1 is economic growth. The inclusion of environmental sustainability is a recognition that in pursuing economic growth there has to be an appropriate balance with environmental protection goals. Sustainability also includes social considerations but, in the SEMMMS core objectives, these are addressed

explicitly under other headings. Relevant sub-objectives fall naturally into the

promotion of economic growth, the promotion of the competitive position of the area

and the protection of the environment. Moreover, the sub-objectives relate to the

transport aspects of the core objective, rather than stray into other disciplines.