Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report
Under section 19(5) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act, the local plan must be subject to a sustainability appraisal (SA) throughout its production, ensuring that it is fully consistent with and helps to implement the principles of sustainable development.
The SA scoping report represents the first stage in the SA/strategic environmental assessment (SEA) process, its purpose being to identify:
- the relevant plans, policies, programmes and initiatives contained in relevant strategic documents that will inform the sustainability appraisal process and the local plan
- the relevant baseline information
- key sustainability issues and problems
- an appraisal framework, consisting of sustainability objectives and indicators, against which the local plan can be considered.
The Sustainability Appraisal (SA) scoping report was consulted on for 5 weeks from 4 July 2014 to 8 August 2014.A report has been produced on the results of the consultation.