Sustainability Appraisal is a method of testing whether policies and proposals in the Local Development Framework are socially, environmentally and economically sound. The appraisal process also meets the requirements for Strategic Environmental Assessment as laid out in European Union Directive 2001/42/EC.
All Development Plan Documents and most Supplementary Planning Documents will be subject to a Sustainability Appraisal.
Sustainability Appraisal is a process that is on-going throughout the production of Local Development Framework policies and Sustainability Appraisal information will be available to inform each stage of the preparation of Local Development Framework documents.
The methodology used to appraise each Local Development Framework document will be set out in the Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report for each document.
Sustainability Appraisal will enable the policies in the Local Development Framework to promote sustainable development in the district.
The relevant Sustainability Appraisal documents for each Development Plan Document and Supplementary Planning Document are available on the individual document web pages.
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