The first round of Sustainability Appraisal assesses possible policy approaches against key social, economic and environmental objectives. Complete the sustainability appraisal survey.
Planning legislation requires the Council to carry out a Sustainability Appraisal for the Local Plan Review.
The Sustainability Appraisal will take place in stages as the Local Plan Review goes through the process of preparation. At each stage, there is an opportunity to comment on the Sustainability Appraisal as well as on the Local Plan Review itself. It will test the proposed changes to the Local Plan against agreed environmental, economic and social objectives.
The Sustainability Appraisal will consider the ways in which the Local Plan Review can contribute to improvements in environmental, social and economic conditions, and is also a way of identifying and mitigating any potential adverse impacts. The Sustainability Appraisal can also make sure that the proposals in the Local Plan Review are the most appropriate, given the reasonable alternatives.