The consultation on the Sustainability Appraisal (SA) report, which accompanies the Draft Local Plan, ran from Monday, November 7th 2022 until Sunday, January 15th 2023.

The Sustainability Appraisal report assesses the policies and sites in the Draft Local Plan against a series of key environmental, social and economic objectives.

It also assesses alternative policies and sites, where reasonable, and explains why the preferred policies and sites have been chosen over the alternatives.

Work will be updated as policy work develops and evolves and new versions of the plan are drafted over the coming months.