Sustainability Appraisal and Habitats Regulations Assessment
The Local Plan has been subject to a Sustainability Appraisal throughout its preparation, including specific consideration of environmental, health, equalities and rural impacts. This seeks to identify the likely impacts and how they might be addressed to ensure the effectiveness of this document in achieving economic, social and environmental goals.
Habitats Regulations Assessment
The purpose of HRA is to identify whether the proposed policies set out within the Local Plan, either alone or in combination with other plans and projects, are likely to have an adverse effect on the integrity of any Natura 2000 Sites. The requirement to carry out this assessment is set out within the Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations.
The Appropriate Assessment was updated following consultation on the Publication Local Plan:
Local Plan Appropriate Assessment (March 2017 Update)