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Meeting of the Environment and Leisure Overview and Scrutiny Committee held on 18/01/2005
Outline of Scoping Report



Annexe B
Local Development Framework

Waverley Borough Council

OUTLINE OF SCOPING REPORT
FOR THE CORE STRATEGY SUSTAINABILITY APPRAISAL

NOVEMBER 2004

OUTLINE OF SCOPING REPORT FOR THE CORE STRATEGY SUSTAINABILITY APPRAISAL

(This document is an outline of the aspects to be covered in the Scoping Report. It may be subject to amendment during work in progress. The Scoping Report is a factual, technical document and it complies with the Government guidance on Sustainability Reports “Sustainability Appraisal of Regional Spatial Strategies and Local Development Frameworks, issued in September 2002. The guidance is precise and sets out how the Scoping Report must be undertaken.

The Scoping Report includes the following elements:

the Objectives of the Core Strategy.

the other plans programmes and objectives relevant to the Core Strategy.

the baseline information.

sustainability issues.

the Sustainability Appraisal Framework.


The objectives of the Core Strategy

Waverley will be a place where the community has:

access to affordable housing.

protection from crime and the fear of crime.

good health and protection from pollution.

access to sport leisure and cultural facilities.

involvement in shaping the future of their area.

employment opportunities.

access to a range of educational facilities.

access to open space and countryside.

local and town centre shops.

heritage and wildlife to enjoy.

accepted the need for recycling and use of renewable energy. reduced traffic congestion

The other programmes and plans relevant to the Core Strategy (The main documents are listed - Annexe A will set out the full list).

Government Planning Policy Guidance and and Planning Policy Statements.

Regional guidance- the Integrated Regional Framework.

The Surrey Structure Plan 2004.

Surrey Community Strategy.

Surrey Transport Plan 2000.

Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Management Plan.

Surrey Heritage Strategy.

Surrey Countryside – the Future 2003.

Waverley Corporate Plan 2004/5.

Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002.

Waverley Community Strategy 2003.

Waverley LA21 Strategy 2001

Waverley Cultural Strategy 2003.

Waverley Housing Strategy 2002.

Waverley Playing Pitch Strategy 2003

Baseline information

Annexe B will include all the information collected to produce a comprehensive analysis of the social, environmental and economic characteristics of the Borough.

Sustainability issues

A lack of affordable housing, housing for key workers and child care;

how and where to deliver the Regional Spatial Strategy and Surrey Structure Plan housing requirement;

the pressure for development in low density areas and on the urban fringe; how to protect the character of residential areas from the impact of new higher density development;

changes in the rural economy;

how to manage visitors who wish to come to Waverley ;

traffic levels and too many journeys by car;

limited of public transport especially in rural areas;

pressure for changing the use of industrial land to other uses;

loss of shops, schools and Post Offices in villages;

crime and fear of crime;

meeting leisure need across the Borough

pressure on wildlife and habitats;

lack of facilities for young people, especially in rural areas;

how to promote recycling and use of renewable energy;

how to deal climate change and the effect such as flooding with flooding;

how to make best use of the opportunities for enhancement arising from the construction of the tunnel (if it is approved by the Secretary of State and the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister);

how to deal with Dunsfold aerodrome;

how best to foster the prosperity of the town centres;

promoting good design.
The Sustainability Appraisal Framework

The sustainability objectives are derived from the Integrated Regional Framework 2004 (produced by the South East Regional Assembly), the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister document “Sustainability Appraisal of Regional Spatial Strategies and Local Development Frameworks” 2004, and the work of the Waverley Sustainability Coordinator.

Annexe C will set out the sustainability objectives, indicators and targets in a matrix.

The sustainability objectives are:
SUSTAINABILITY OBJECTIVES
SOCIAL
To reduce poverty and social exclusion
To improve the health of the population overall
To improve the educational and skills of the population
To ensure everyone has the opportunity to live in a
decent affordable home
To reduce crime and anti social behaviour
To encourage community identity and participation
To ensure high and stable levels of employment
To improve the satisfaction of people with their neighbourhood as a place to live
To improve accessibility to services and facilities
ENVIRONMENTAL
To control pollution, support waste hierarchy
To maintain and enhance biodiversity flora and fauna
To maintain and enhance the quality of landscapes and townscapes
To conserve and enhance the historic environment
To reduce vulnerability to flooding
To use energy water and other natural resources efficiently and with care
ECONOMIC
To encourage sustained economic growth
To encourage efficient patterns of movement
To enhance the image of the area as a business location
To encourage the development of a sustainable tourism sector

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