Local Plan Phase 2 Sustainability Appraisal

This consultation has now closed and we are analysing the results, which will be published here in due course.

Sustainability Appraisal: Local Plan 2022 Phase 2

We have published a Sustainability Appraisal (SA) alongside the Local Plan Phase 2 document.

This consultation is now open and we will be accepting comments on the Sustainability Appraisal until the 4th of April 2022. 

You can view the Phase 2 sustainability appraisal and comment on it on this page.

View the Phase 2 Sustainability Appraisal here: South Gloucestershire Local Plan Phase 2 Sustainability Appraisal Report

Sustainability Appraisal

Sustainability appraisal is a systematic process that must be carried out during the preparation of local plans. Its role is to promote sustainable development by assessing the extent to which the emerging plan, when judged against reasonable alternatives, will help to achieve relevant environmental, economic and social objectives.

This process is an opportunity to 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. By doing so, it can help make sure that the proposals in the plan are appropriate given the reasonable alternatives.

Preparing a Sustainability Appraisal is a requirement under the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004, which incorporates the requirements for Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) under the SEA Directive and Regulations.

This Sustainability Appraisal Report has been prepared as part of the integrated Sustainability Appraisal (SA) and Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) of the South Gloucestershire Local Plan 2020.

To learn more about the Sustainability Appraisal Process and view documents from previous stages of of the new Local Plan sustainability appraisal, including the Scoping Report, please visit our new Local Plan evidence base page here: https://beta.southglos.gov.uk/local-plan-2020-evidence-base/.


  • Opened
    17 Feb 2022 at 00:00
  • Closed
    8 Apr 2022 at 23:59


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