Strategic Environmental Assessment and Sustainability Appraisal

The Local Development Framework is required to contribute to the aims of sustainable development. The Government has set out four aims for sustainable development in its strategy:

  1. Social progress which recognises the needs of everyone
  2. Effective protection of the environment
  3. The prudent use of natural resources, and
  4. Maintenance of high and stable levels of economic growth and employment

Local Development Plan Documents will need to be subject of a Sustainability Appraisal/Strategic Environmental Assessment (SA). These will appraise the social, environmental and economic effects of the strategies and policies from the outset and to will ensure that decisions are made in accordance with sustainable development.

Strategic Environmental Assessment and Sustainability Appraisal (SEA/SA) - November 2014

The Strategic Environmental Assessment and Sustainability Appraisal was produced during the Initial Consultation for the Site Allocations Local Plan (24 November 2014 – 19 January 2015) and was prepared by Waterman Energy, Environment & Design Limited. This is available to view below:

Strategic Environmental Assessment and Sustainability Appraisal (SEA / SA)

Strategic Environmental Assessment and Sustainability Appraisal (SEA/SA) - December 2010

A combined Strategic Environmental Assessment and Sustainability Appraisal has been undertaken as an integral part of the process of preparing the Core Strategy, including the strategic development site options. This was prepared by Waterman Energy, Environment & Design Limited and is available to view below:

Sustainability Appraisal Report - pdf

Sustainability Appraisal Report - Appendices - pdf

The Council has also published an Addendum to the SA.