Consultations - Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report

Who can get involved? There are no restrictions on who can get involved;

- Parishes
- Councillors
- Agents
- Individuals who are on the Development Plans consultation database (these are individuals who have expressed an interest in Development Plan consultations)
- General Public
- Staff
- Statutory consultees
Start date 21 May 2012 9am
Closing date 2 July 2012 5pm
Service delivery area Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report Development, Business and Housing
Reason for consultation What is sustainability?
Sustainability is a process of making decisions which balance economic, social and environmental factors for positive benefit.

What is Sustainability Appraisal?
Sustainability Appraisal (SA) is a tool used to appraise planning policy documents in order to promote sustainable development. Social, environmental and economic aspects are all taken into consideration. Sustainability Appraisal (SA) is a compulsory requirement under the 2004 Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act and the 2001/42/EEC European Directive. This means that Telford & Wrekin Council must carry out a Sustainability Appraisal.
The first stage of a Sustainability Appraisal is scoping. The purpose of scoping is to identify the policy context for the sustainability appraisal, identify the existing environmental, social and economic conditions in Telford & Wrekin, identify sustainability issues, and identify sustainability objectives against which the New Local Plan will be assessed.
The Council is legally required to undertake consultation on this document with statutory consultees. To be open and transparent the Council have also taken the decision to open the consultation up to everyone. To aid this process a non-technical summary of the document has been produced.
Overview We will be looking to send out the Report together with the non-technical summary to all consultees, via online links through our website, email and letters.
More information http://consult.telford.gov.uk/portal
How to get involved? - Online consultation tool: Objective
- Via letter
- Via e-mail
What happens next? All responses will be collated and considered and amendments made to the document where appropriate.

Further information is expected to be available in September 2012
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