The form is not meant to be complex, and staff considered that one magnitude of 20% for weighting would provide simple yet adequate direction. While all items on the form are important and have policy reasoning for their presence, staff considered only those six to merit extra weight based on policy and values. Water has special meaning in the Highlands due to it being the main potable source for residents, to its ecological importance, and its inherent connections with so many habitats. Two of the most important factors contributing to a more sustainablea. Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions produced through transportation
b. Four items relating to ground and surface water quality and quantity, and
c. Gardens, farms and markets.