Allerdale Local Plan (Part 2): Site Allocations

Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report

Under section 19(5) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004, the Site Allocations DPD must be subject to a Sustainability Appraisal (SA) throughout its production. The SA is a process by which the likely significant environmental, social and economic effects of a plan can be identified and reported. It enables potential adverse impacts to be identified at an early stage and where possible avoided, or reduced by mitigation.

The first stage of the SA process involves the production of a Scoping Report, whose purpose  is to establish whether the right information is being focussed on, whether there are any further issues that need to be addressed in the full SA report and whether the assessment criteria proposed are appropriate, comprehensive and robust enough to support the DPD during the later stages of public consultation and examination.

The SA scoping report represents the first stage in the SA process, its purpose being to identity:

  • The relevant plans, policies, programmes and initiatives contained in relevant strategic documents that will inform the sustainability appraisal process and the local plan DPD
  • 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

It sets out the proposed sustainability objectives and assessment framework that will be used to assess the potential impacts of allocating land for different uses within the Borough. Allerdale Borough Council consulted on the scope in Autumn 2013.

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