New Local Plan for Thurrock

Sustainability appraisals

Sustainability appraisals look at the economic, social and environmental impact of plans. These appraisals are an essential part of making a good Local Plan.

They must meet the legal requirements of the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) directive – go to GOV.UK: Strategic environmental assessment and sustainability appraisal.

The sustainability appraisal for Thurrock's new Local Plan includes:

  • a health impact assessment
  • an equalities impact assessment
  • a habitats screening assessment

Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report (draft)

The first step in a Local Plan sustainability process is to prepare a 'scoping report'. This sets out:

  • the context in which the plan is being prepared
  • our sustainability objectives
  • how we will carry out the assessment
  • the relevant environmental, economic and social issues

We consulted on our sustainability appraisal scoping report in February 2016.

Our review of comments received from this consultation is included in appendices 1 to 3 of the Integrated Sustainability Appraisal (ISA) below:

  • appendix 1 sets out all comments received and how each was considered when preparing the next sustainability appraisal report
  • appendix 2 reviews the plans, policies and programmes to make sure they stay up-to-date
  • appendix 3 updates the baseline information

Integrated Sustainability Appraisal (ISA)

The ISA looks at possible impacts on communities, the environment and developments over the full life cycle of the Local Plan.