Proposed Sustainability Appraisal objectives

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Comment

Minerals Local Plan Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report

Representation ID: 30546

Received: 10/01/2018

Respondent: Environment Agency

Representation:

We welcome the proposed SA objectives 2) Protecting and enhancing biodiversity, 6) Minimise impact & risk of flooding, 7) Minismise any impacts of, and increase adaptability to climate change, and 12) Protect and improve water quality and promote efficient use of water.

We welcome these objectives and look forward to these being expanded upon within the SA report to be received in due course.

Comment

Minerals Local Plan Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report

Representation ID: 30548

Received: 10/01/2018

Respondent: Mr Magnus Gallie

Representation:

The MPA should consider Committee on Climate Change's findings when scoring for relevant hydrocarbon, especially unconventional hydrocarbon policies e.g. 'reducing climate change'.

Assuming the UK Government cannot meet CCC's 3 tests, when additional factors are taken into consideration, our view is that likely impacts for the 'reducing climate change' objectives are more likely to be:

o "Higher negative effects on the achievement of the SA objective. For example, a significant negative contribution to an issue or receptor of more than local significance"
o "Uncertain impacts of the objective on the baseline".