Wealden District Council
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Draft Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report

Status: Closed

To support the development of the new Local Plan, the Council is required by law to undertake a Sustainability Appraisal (SA). The SA is an integral part of the plan making process and from the outset; it must consider ways by which the plan can contribute to improvements in environmental, social and economic conditions as well as a means of identifying and mitigating any potential adverse effects that the plan might otherwise have.

The first stage in the SA process is to produce a SA Scoping Report. A previous scoping report was consulted upon and published in 2020/2021 alongside our Direction of Travel Consultation. However, we have now updated our SA Scoping Report to ensure it accounts for recent plans, policies and programmes, the most up-to-date baseline information, as well as considering sustainability issues and updating our SA Framework accordingly.

This is a focused consultation on our SA Scoping report only and we are asking for Statutory Consultees, colleagues from neighbouring authorities and other relevant organisations, as well as our communities to take part in the SA Scoping Report consultation.

For key findings and changes made see results below:

Topics covered by this consultation:

Council Business, Leisure, Culture, Children and Young People, Older People, Equalities, Local Businesses, Communication & Engagement, Private sector housing, Council housing, Affordable housing, Waste & Recycling, Roads & Transport, Planning, Environment & Sustainability, Economy, Customer Service

Consultation Start Date: 26/06/2023

Consultation End Date: 07/08/2023

Results expected by: 07/10/2023

Please note: these dates are subject to change.

Areas covered by this consultation:

Wealden District (All)

Target audience for this consultation:

Wealden Residents, Wealden Businesses, Children & Young People, Town and Parish Councils, Service Users, Partners in the Public Sector, Older People, Hard to Reach Representation Groups, Consultants/Contractors, Key Stakeholders, Local Authorities, Families

Frequency of this consultation: One-off

Methods of consultation used:

Online Survey (All Public), Postal, Email

What Happens Next?

All thoughts and comments will be reviewed and taken into account, when working through the next stages of the Wealden Local Plan.

Contact Details:

Contact Name: Planning Policy

Email: planningpolicy@wealden.gov.uk

Telephone: 01892 602008