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Sustainability Appraisal

Sustainability Appraisal is a process that aims to ensure that plans achieve sustainable development. It does this by assessing how the plan's policies will impact on social, environmental and economic considerations and by recommending the most sustainable options available. Where a policy is likely to result in a negative social, environmental or economic effect, the appraisal process will recommend ways of lessening the effect or offsetting it.

As is common practice in England, the Sustainability Appraisal process used for the Joint Core Strategy has been designed to incorporate the requirements of the European Strategic Environmental Assessment Directive.

A Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report was produced and consulted on in October 2008. The Scoping Report set out a framework of Sustainability Objectives that would be used to assess the Joint Core Strategy. This has now been revised to take account of consultation responses received and agreed with the statutory consultees for the Sustainability Appraisal process: the Environment Agency, English Heritage and Natural England. The revised Sustainability Appraisal Framework will now be used to appraise emerging policy options for the Joint Core Strategy.

The original Scoping Report, a Schedule of Consultation Comments and the revised Sustainability Appraisal Framework are all available to download below. 

To inform the 'Developing the Preferred Option' Joint Core Strategy, Officers undertook Sustainability Appraisal.  Land Use Consultants were commissioned to undertake the Habitats Regulations Assessment Screening.  All documentation can be downloaded below.


Draft Joint Core Strategy

To inform the Draft Joint Core Strategy, the JCS authorities commisioned Enfusion to provide Sustainability Appraisal, Equalities and Diversity Impact Assessment and Habitats Regulations Assessment.  All documentation can be downloaded below.

Sustainability Appraisal Report October 2013| - Draft Joint Core Strategy

Draft Joint Core Strategy Sustainability Appraisal Non-Technical Summary|

Appendix I| - Statement of Compliance with SEA Directive and Regulations

Appendix II - Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report Oct 2008 (see link above)

Appendix III - Revised Sustainability Appraisal Framework Nov 2009 (see link above)

Appendix IV| - Baseline & Plans/Programmes Review (Updates 2013)

Appendix V| - SA Consultation Responses 2011

Appendix VI| - SA of JCS Vision and Strategic Objectives

Appendix VII| - SA of Distribution Strategy

Appendix VIIIa| - SA of Potential Strategic Allocations and Non-JCS Sites (Gloucester)

Appendix VIIIb| - SA of Potential Strategic Allocations and Non-JCS Sites (Cheltenham)

Appendix VIIIc| - SA of Potential Strategic Allocations and Non-JCS Sites (Tewkesbury)

Appendix IX| - SA of JCS Policies

Appendix X| - Equality and Diversity Impact Assessment Screening Report 

Appendices to Appendix X

Appendix I| - Equality and Diversity Impact Assessment; Plans, Programmes and Assessments  

Appendix II| - Equality and Diversity Impact Assessment (EqIA) 

 

Habitats Regulations Assessment Report| October 2013

Appendix I| - European Sites Characterisation

Appendix II| - Plans, Programmes and Projects Review

Appendix III| - Draft JCS Policy Screening

Appendix IV| - European Sites Screening

Appendix V| - Consultation Responses to Previous HRA

 

Pre Submission Draft Joint Core Strategy May 2014 - Sustainability Appraisal and Habitats Regulations Assessment Report

Sustainability (Integrated) Appraisal Report May 2014|

Sustainability (Integrated) Appraisal Report Non-Technical Summary May 2014|

Appendix I| - Statement on Compliance with SEA Directive and Regulations

Appendix IV| - Baseline & Plans/Programmes Review (Updates 2013)

Appendix V| - SA Consultation Responses 2011

Appendix VI| - CompatabilityAnalysis SA of JCS Vision and Objectives

Appendix VII| - SA of Strategic Development Distribution Strategy

Appendix VIIIa| - SA of Potential Strategic Allocations and Non-JCS Sites (Gloucester)

Appendix VIIIb| - SA of Potential Strategic Allocations and Non-JCS Sites (Cheltenham)

Appendix VIIIc| - SA of Potential Strategic Allocations and Non-JCS Sites (Tewkesbury)

Appendix IX| - SA of JCS Policies

Appendix X| - Equality and Diversity Impact Assessment Screening Report 

Appendix X1| - SA of New Policies and Significantly Changed Policies/Allocations

Appendix X11| - SA of Housing Scenarios 2014 

 

Habitats Regulations Assessment Report May 2014|

Appendix I| - European Sites Characterisation

Appendix II| - Plans and Programmes Review

Appendix III| - Pre Submission Draft JCS Screening

Appendix IV| - European Sites Screening

Appendix V| - Habitats Regulations Assessments Consultation Commentary