Sustainability Appraisal for the Local Development Framework

The aim of the Sustainability Appraisal (SA) is to promote sustainable development by ensuring better integration of sustainability considerations into the preparation and adoption of plans. 

The SA considers a plan's implications from a social, economic and environmental perspective.

All Development Plan Documents (DPDs) must undergo a Sustainability Appraisal (SA) as required by the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.  Government guidance states SA should also integrate the requirements of the European Directive 2001/42/EC, known as the Strategic Environment Assessment (SEA).

Sustainability Appraisal reports on proposed submission DPDs

These SA reports have been drafted to accompany the publication of Brent's proposed submission version of Core Strategy and Site Specific Allocations DPDs.

Historic SA reports

Sustainability Appraisal commentary on pre- submission DPDs

These SA commentary reports provide an initial commentary and recommendations, from a sustainability perspective on the per-submission versions of the Core Strategy and Site Specific Allocations.

Core Strategy and Site Specific Allocations submission

The core strategy and site specific allocations preferred options previously underwent full SA process.  PPS12 guidance indicates that where changes to a DPD are minimal, updating the SA can be in the form of an annex. This annex was drafted as part of the SA commentary process.

Core Strategy preferred options 

Site Specific Allocations and development policies preferred options 

Issues and options