The Sustainability Appraisal will take place in stages as the Local Plan Review goes through the process of preparation and at each stage there is an opportunity to comment on the Sustainability Appraisal. It will test the proposed Local Plan against environment, economic and social objectives. It also considers the impact of proposed policies on protected characteristics and health and well-being.
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 also makes sure that the proposals in the Local Plan Review are the most appropriate, given the reasonable alternatives.
Sustainability appraisal scoping report August 2016
The Scoping Report examined the sustainability issues in Lambeth. The issues identified in the Scoping Report were used to produce a Sustainability Appraisal framework against which the Local Plan Review can be measured. Comments on the Scoping Report were sought and received from the three statutory bodies: Historic England, Natural England and the Environment Agency. The Scoping Report was updated in response to their comments.
Sustainability appraisal of Local Plan Review issues and reasonable alternatives October 2017
The Sustainability Appraisal at this stage appraised the different possible ways (reasonable alternatives) identified to address the key issues for the Local Plan Review. The Sustainability Appraisal appraised the reasonable alternatives against the sustainability objectives that were developed as part of the Scoping Report process. Comments on the Sustainability Appraisal were sought during the Issues consultation 2017.
Sustainability appraisal of Draft Revised Lambeth Local Plan October 2018
The Sustainability Appraisal of the Draft Revised Lambeth Local Plan appraises the proposed policies to inform the decision-making process by highlighting the potential implications of pursuing a particular strategy or policy approach. Where appropriate, it includes recommendations to reduce adverse effects and maximise beneficial effects. The Sustainability Appraisal is available for comment alongside the Draft Revised Lambeth Local Plan. Details of how to make comments can be found on the consultation page.
Habitat Regulations Assessment - screening assessment
Under European legislation, Lambeth Council is required to undertake a Habitat Regulations Assessment (HRA) on all local development planning documents and projects. The purpose of the HRA is to ensure that the protection of the integrity of European sites is part of the planning process. This screening assessment on the Draft Revised Lambeth Local Plan has not identified any likely significant adverse effects on any European Site nor any adverse impact on the integrity of sites. Therefore, the Appropriate Assessment stage is not required on the Draft Revised Lambeth Local Plan.