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.
Sustainability Appraisal scoping report
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.
Local Plan, Issues and Options (Stage 2) Integrated Sustainability Appraisal