Definitions for "Sustainability Appraisal"
Sustainability Appraisals identify and report on the ability of particular plans to achieve social, environmental, economic and resource objectives.
A systematic review of the Borough Council's Local Plan policies, in order to evaluate their impacts on achieving sustainable development. The appraisal is an integral part of the plan making and review process, which allows for the valuation of alternatives and is based on a quantifiable baseline of environmental, social and economic aspects of achieving sustainable development.
an assessment of the environmental, social and economic implications of a particular plan and this needs to be carried out for every development plan document in the Local Development Framework