The Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report (June 2012) and its appendices are available to download:
The Council sought views on the Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report as part of the public consultation on the Local Plan Issues & Options Report, which was carried out between 12 July and 28 September 2012.
The Council is preparing a new district wide Local Plan, which will set out the planning policies to guide the development and use of the land in the district up to 2031. Sustainability Appraisal is an integral part of the plan making process and the overall aim of this process is to help ensure that the Local Plan makes an effective contribution to the pursuit of 'sustainable development'.
By assessing the extent to which emerging policies and proposals will help to achieve 'sustainable development', and by understanding the potential adverse effects these emerging policies and proposals might create, the Sustainability Appraisal process provides opportunities for plans to be improved.
There are a number of stages involved in the Sustainability Appraisal process:
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