Local Plan Pre-Submission Publication Consultation

Sustainability Appraisal 

Sustainability Appraisal (SA) is required during the preparation of a Local Plan. The Local Planning Authority must carry out an appraisal of the sustainability of the proposals in the Plan. The role of an SA 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 will help the authority to assess how the plan will contribute to the achievement of sustainable development.  Sustainability appraisal is integral to the preparation and development of a Local Plan, so work should start at the same time that work starts on developing the plan.

This Sustainability Appraisal forms part of the documents for the Wyre Forest District Local Plan Review.

The Pre-Submission Sustainability Appraisal Report has been prepared alongside the Local Plan Pre-Submission Publication document and is available for comments during the consultation period between 2 September 2019 and 5pm on 14 October 2019. All comments should be submitted via the consultation portal or by using the consultation response form.

View the Pre-Submission Sustainability Appraisal Reports on the Local Plan evidence base.