Health Impact Assessment SPD - adopted March 2011
This SPD was adopted by the Council to provide guidance to support previously adopted Development Plan Documents that have now been superseded by the South Cambridgeshire Local Plan 2018. This document is still a material consideration when making planning decisions, with the weight in decision making to be determined having regard to consistency with national planning guidance and the adopted South Cambridgeshire Local Plan 2018.
Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs) are intended to expand upon policy or provide further detail to policies in adopted Development Plan Documents (DPDs). When adopted, SPDs form part of the Local Development Framework but do not have development plan status and are not subject to independent examination.
The SPD relates to Policy DP/1 Sustainable Development in the Development Control Policies DPD and policies in individual Area Action Plans for major developments that may vary from the district-wide policies. These policies seek to ensure the creation of healthy and inclusive communities and that health impacts on populations are adequately addressed throughout the development process.
For major developments, a Health Impact Assessment (HIA) is required to be submitted alongside any planning application to demonstrate that the potential impacts on health have been considered at the planning and design stage.
The SPD builds on international and national guidance, and provides advice and guidance on the preparation of Health Impact Assessments including the steps involved in the process and details of what should be included in the HIA to demonstrate that any health related impacts have been fully considered.
The Council adopted the Health Impact Assessment SPD on 8 March 2011.
The adopted SPD takes account of the representations received during the six-week period of public consultation undertake in October - December 2010. To see a summary of each representation received and the Council's response to each representation, visit: New Communities Portfolio Holder Meeting on 8 March 2011.
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