Sustainability Appraisal

The Local Plan must aim to achieve the objective of sustainable development, and to this end its production must be accompanied by a Sustainability Assessment (SA). The SA must assess the likely economic, social and environmental effects of the Plan’s provisions, and must form an integrated part of the plan preparation process.

The SA which accompanies the South East Lincolnshire Local Plan has gone through many stages, which you can view from this page.

The first stage of the SA process is the production of a Scoping Report. The Scoping Report establishes a methodology or framework for undertaking the appraisal, as well as an evidence base to inform the identification and evaluation of impacts. You can see three versions of the Scoping Report, produced at different stages of the Plan’s production, by clicking here.

You can see the Strategic Environmental Assessment/Sustainability Appraisal – Non-Technical Summary Draft for Public Consultation (January 2016) here; Appendix 1 (Policy Options Assessment) here; and Appendix 2 (SA of Local Plan Policies) here.

SA reports (as at January 2016) for each settlement can be seen by clicking here.

Changes to the SA methodology were made in response to the January 2016 consultation, and SA reports (as at July 2016) for each settlement can be seen by clicking here.

The Sustainability Appraisal of the South East Lincolnshire Local Plan 2011-2036: Publication Version (March 2017) can be seen by clicking here.

In addition, the Plan must be accompanied by:

  • an assessment of potential impacts upon Natura 2000 sites (sites of particular wildlife importance). You can see Habitats Regulation Assessments of the South East Lincolnshire Local Plan at Public Consultation and Publication Stages by clicking here; and
  • an assessment of how the Plan’s policies will affect different groups in society. You can see Equality Impact Assessments of the South East Lincolnshire Local Plan at Public Consultation and Publication stages by clicking here.