NANT suggestions for your response to the consultation

SCDC have updated two documents which form part of the Local Development framework (LDF). They are:

  • Appropriate Assessment (AA). This is written by Landscape Partnership on behalf of SCDC, and assesses the LDF Core Strategy and the policies it contains, to see how it impacts nearby environmentally sensitive sites, referred to as ‘Natura 2000’ sites, or sometimes ‘European’ sites.
  • Sustainability Appraisal (SA). This tests the sustainability of the policies in the LDF Core Strategy against 23 sustainability objectives, spanning environmental, social and economic factors. It is written by the Business Development Unit at SCC.

Both documents are required by law. They are both out for public consultation, which ends on 14th October 2011. The actual documents can be found on SCDC’s website: Appropriate Assessment Sustainability Appraisal

How to respond to the consultations

It is best if members of the public respond in their own words, rather than copy/pasting generic response arguments. However, these documents are long and in places obscure, so to make it easier NANT have prepared a short list of the main points that concern us. Please click here for more information.

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