Sustainability Appraisal of the Core Strategy Publication Document
The Sustainability Appraisal Report (SA) assesses the environmental, economic and social implications of the policies of the Draft Core Strategy for Woking Borough. It enables an objective assessment of each policy or proposal and the contribution it makes towards sustainable development. It also enables weaknesses in the Core Strategy Publication Document to be identified and appropriate mitigation measures to be introduced to make them as sustainable asthey can possibly be.
The SA Report is a requirement of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004. The Report also encompasses the requirements of the European Union Directive 2001/42/EC (SEA Directive).
The SA has been carried out as an integral part of the Core Strategy process and it will form an important evidence base to demonstrate that sustainable development is at the heart of the Core Strategy and has influenced key decisions at each stage of its process.
A paper copy of these documents can be viewed at the Civic Offices, Borough libraries or on request from the Planning Policy team.
Sustainability Appraisal of the Draft Core Strategy
Consultation on the Draft Core Strategy and accompanying Sustainability Appraisal Report ran for nine weeks from 5 November 2010 to 5pm on Friday 7 January 2011.
The Sustainability Appraisal Report which accompanied the Draft Core Strategy is available to download as a PDF by clicking the links below. Please note that the second file is very large and may take some time to download if you do not have a fast internet connection. A paper copy of the Report can be viewed at the Civic Offices or on request from the Planning Policy team.
- Sustainability Appraisal Report of the Draft Core Strategy - Executive Summary
- Sustainability Appraisal Report of the Draft Core Strategy