Sustainability Appraisal of the Revised Proposed Submission Development Management Plan
Purpose of this report
1.1 This Sustainability Appraisal Report appraises the significant changes that have been made to the Development Management Plan since it was last published for consultation in January 2013. It provides a supplement to the Sustainability Appraisal of the Development Management Plan dated November 2012 and will be published alongside the Revised Proposed Submission Development Management Plan in March 2014.
1.2 This report will ensure that the potential social, environmental and economic effects of changes to the Development Management Plan are fully assessed for their significant sustainability impacts, and reported on as part of the Plan making process.
Sustainability Appraisal background
1.3 This Sustainability Appraisal report appraises significant changes that have not been appraised previously through the Plan preparation process. The report should therefore be read in conjunction with the following documents:
Sustainability Appraisal of the Hastings Development Management Plan (November 2012)
1.4 Collectively these sustainability reports have been prepared in accordance with government guidance on Sustainability Appraisal and incorporate the requirements of the Strategic Environmental Assessment Directive 2001/42/EC. A table signposting how elements of the Directive have been complied with is shown in Appendix A of this report.
1.5 Representations may be submitted in relation to the significant changes in the Revised Proposed Submission Development Management Plan Sustainability Appraisal Report, as well as on the Revised Proposed Submission Plan itself.
1.6 The consultation is running for a period of 6 weeks, from 10 March until 4.30pm on 22 April 2014. Representations can be submitted at any point during this period.
1.7 This is a formal stage of consultation, so representations must be made using the official response form or through our online consultation system. Comments made in any other format cannot be accepted.
Online: The easiest way to submit representations is online. Visit our website at: http://www.hastings.gov.uk/environment_planning/planning/localplan/consultation/#current and follow the links provided.
Paper forms: Paper copies of the response forms are available from the Community Contact Centre in the Town Hall, or can be downloaded from our website using the address above.
Responses, on the official form, can be submitted by hand or post, or attached to an e-mail, using the following contact details:
Hastings Borough Council
1.8 Please note that all representations submitted will be made public. This will include the publication of your name but not your address or contact details.
1.9 Further information and updates will also be posted on Twitter and Facebook to help ensure you stay up to date with the process: