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Sustainability appraisal

This is a way of assessing different options according to how well they might achieve sustainable development.

We've produced a new draft sustainability appraisal scoping report for discussion with key agencies like the Environment Agency, Natural England and English Heritage. Once the report is finished, it will set the scene for sustainability appraisal of the new local plan, by identifying local issues, setting local objectives and providing a testing system that's relevant to the local area. You can download a copy of the draft report below.

pdf icon SA & SEA Scoping Report Consultation Draft (Dec. 2013) [1Mb]

pdf icon What is Sustainability, Sustainable Development and Sustainability Appraisal? [177kb]

Previous work on sustainability appraisal

Click here to see our previous sustainability appraisal work under the old Local Development Framework system.