To ensure that all the plans and guidance we prepare for the future of the borough are sustainable we are required to see if they have any significant social, economic or environmental impact. This page contains the Sustainability Appraisal reports prepared for the Local Development Framework. Each document has to go through a number of stages.
Stages of the sustainability process
Stage 1: Gathering Evidence - Scoping Report - Making sure we have the right information and we know what the issues are.
Stage 2: Preparing the Plan - Preferred Options Report - Starting to write the plan and looking at the options and effects of the plan.
Stage 3: Submitting the Plan - Sustainability Appraisal Report Publishing the outcomes of the Sustainability Appraisal process.
Stage 4: Adoption and Monitoring
All our DPD's, and AAP's have undertaken this process. The combined SA for the main Area Specific DPD's and AAP's can be found below with the final SA for each plan.
Ashford Town Centre Area Action Plan Sustainability Appraisal [pdf] 2MB
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Urban Sites & Infrastructure DPD Final SA - Dec 2010 [pdf] 1MB
Urban Sites SA Map [pdf] 2MB
Sustainability Appraisal update Urban Sites - Oct 2011[pdf] 100KB
FINAL Addendum to SA Urban Sites DPD - Feb 2012 [pdf] 115KB
View the Chilmington Green AAP Sustainability Appraisal
Supplementary planning documents sustainability appraisal
We prepared a number of Supplementary Planning Documents which provide further guidance to deliver our planning policies. A combined Sustainability Appraisal was undertaken in 2007 to assess these.
Amended sustainability appraisal tasks
In February 2007 the council consulted with the statutory environmental consultation bodies on the Scoping Report for a number of SPD's and DPD's identified above. Following comments received, the Sustainability Appraisal Framework as well as Task A1 and A2 were reviewed and updated.
To view these amended sections please email firstname.lastname@example.org.