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Environmental, Social and Economic Appraisals

Environmental Appraisals

Sustainability Appraisal incorporating Strategic Environmental Assessment

Sustainability Appraisal is a requirement for Local Development Plans under the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004. The goal of the Sustainability Appraisal is to ensure the Plan contributes to the achievement of Sustainable Development. The Sustainability Appraisal of the Local Development Plan incorporates a Strategic Environmental Assessment in accordance with European Union Directive 2001/42/EC.


The first stage of the Sustainability Appraisal of the Local Development Plan is the Scoping stage which sets the scope of the subsequent environmental report in terms of the context and baseline information.  The Scoping report also sets out the key sustainability issues being considered in the assessment and the criterion for the asessment itself.

Scoping Report

Preferred Strategy Sustainability Appraisal report

Appendix A Detailed Policy Appraisal Final Draft

Appendix B Detailed Options Appraisal Final Draft

Appendix C PPP

Appendix D Baseline

Comments are invited on the above report. A comments form can be found on the main Preferred Strategy website page.

The initial Sustainability Appraisal report consideres the impacts of the proposals set out in the Replacement Local Development Plan Preferred Strategy on the Sustainability Appraisal Objectives, which were identified in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Replacement Local Development Plan Sustainability Appraisal Scolping Report. The report contains technical and non-technical information to support the alternative options background paper to the Replacement Preferred Strategy.

A non-technical summary is also provided to help facilitate engagement.

Habitat Regulations Assessment

Habitats Regulations Assesssment of the Local Development Plan is required to ensure the Plan has no adverse impact on any Natura 2000 site and to meet the requirements of the European Directives 92/43/EEC (the 'Habitats Directive') and 79/409/EEC (the 'Birds Directive').

Natura 2000 sites are a network of sites to protect habitats and species of European importance designated as either Special Areas of Conservation (SACs) or Special Protection Areas (SPAs). More information on Natura 2000 sites can be found on the website of the Joint Nature Conservation Committee.

  • Screening - to be added at Deposit Stage
  • Assessment - to be added at Deposit Stage

Equalities Impact Assessment

The Public Equality Duty requires the Authority to have due regard to the need to eliminate discrimination, promote equality of opportunity and foster good relations between different communities. This means that, in the formative stages of our policies, procedure, practice or guidelines, the Authority needs to take into account what impact its decisions will have on people who are protected under the Equality Act 2010 (people who share a protected characteristic of age, sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, and religion or belief). 

The Replacement Local Development Plan will be subject to an Equality Impact Assessment in line with the Equality Act 2010, there are two stages to an Equality Impact Assessment:

  • Screening - due to the nature of the Local Development Plan it has been decided that a full Equality Impact Assessment was needed and as a result a screening exercise was not undertaken.
  • Assessment

Comments are invited on the above Equalities Impact Assessment. A comments form can be found on the main Preferred Strategy website page.