Sustainability appraisal is a way of assessing potential social, environmental and economic effects of the development plan documents that make up the Minerals and Waste Development Framework (MWDF).
Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report
We have prepared an updated scoping report (pdf, 193kb) (opens in a new window) . It identifies the sustainability objectives that are to be used in the sustainability appraisal of all new minerals documents. It also sets out baseline information for each of the topics addressed through the sustainability appraisal process.
A scoping report was first produced in 2007. The new report provides updated baseline information and a revised set of objectives and indicators to reflect the latest guidance and policy.
You can download the sustainability appraisal scoping report and the series of accompanying topic papers here.
The sustainability objectives set out in the scoping report are used in assessing the sustainability of policies and proposals of minerals development plan documents.
The sustainability objectives and indicators, along with a set of draft site assessment criteria, were reviewed and debated at a stakeholder workshop held on 14 December 2009. The outcomes of the workshop have fed into the development of the document. Summaries of the outcomes are available to download here.
The draft scoping report and topic papers were made available for consultation on this website from 1 March - 6 April 2010. The documents were distributed to statutory consultees, Dorset district and borough councils, adjoining county councils and Dorset County Council specialist officers for comment. Comments received from this consultation fed into the production of the final documents.