As a local planning authority, we must carry out a Sustainability Appraisal (incorporating Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA)) during the preparation of the Fareham Borough Local Plan Review, in order to appraise the economic, environmental and social considerations of the possible strategic, policy and site options that may be included within the Plan. This process helps the authority to evaluate which of those options may be more sustainable and therefore help ensure that the Local Plan contributes to achieving sustainable development.
The first stage (Stage A) of the Sustainability Appraisal (SA) process is scoping, which helps us develop and evaluate the options for the Draft Local Plan. The purpose of the scoping stage is to:
These aspects are all set out in the Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report (February 2016) (26 MB)
The Council invited comments on the SA Scoping Report from Monday 22nd February 2016 until Tuesday 29th March 2016.