Sustainability Appraisal (SA) (including Strategic Environmental Assessment) assesses the significant environmental, social and economic effects of the Local Plan, the "reasonable" alternatives to the Plan's strategy, policies and proposals; and the reasons for discounting alternatives. Mitigation is proposed to avoid, minimise and compensate for negative effects and to maximise positive effects.
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Since 2014 the following consultations have taken place to help inform the new Local Plan.
During September – October 2018 we consulted on a key planning document which will shape Doncasters future. The consultation included draft policies and proposed sites to be included in the Local Plan – as well as supporting evidence base. This stage of the process provided an opportunity for everybody to give their views before the Council drafts the plan (known as the Publication version) next year.
We are preparing a new Local Plan to shape how Doncaster develops: how we want it to look and feel; and the policies and proposals needed to guide development to the right places whilst protecting and improving the environment and people’s quality of life.
The Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) (along with the Local Development Scheme (LDS)) outlines the procedure for producing the Local Plan.
Archive for planning studies and previous monitoring documents
Doncaster Council is preparing a new Local Plan that will have a big influence on the amount and location of new development across the borough in the period up to 2032.
The consultation has now closed on these two documents which form part of our continuous engagement on the new Local Plan, the consultation responses are now available below.
The Government attaches great importance to Green belt. The fundamental aim of Green Belt policy is to prevent urban sprawl by keeping land permanently open; essential characteristics of Green belt are their openness and their permanence.