Sustainability Appraisal and Appropriate Assessment

Regulations require all planning documents to be subject to Sustainability Appraisal (SA), to ensure that they contribute to achieving social, environmental and economic sustainable development. This process has been undertaken for the Core Strategy and incorporates the requirements of a Strategic Environmental Assessment. Copies of the Sustainability Appraisal Report and accompanying technical documents are available below.

All Documents

Sustainability Appraisal Addendum (2) September 2011 (PDF, 4.7MB)

Sustainability Appraisal of Reasonable Alternatives (PDF, 3.9MB) This document has now been incorporated into / superseded by the Addendum (2) document above.

Milton Keynes Sustainability Appraisal Report Addendum (October 2010) (PDF, 438KB)

Sustainability Appraisal Report (PDF, 1.5MB)

Technical Document 1 (PDF, 555KB)

Technical Document 2 (PDF, 977KB)

Technical Document 3 (PDF, 1.1MB)

Technical Document 4 (PDF, 1MB)

The Sustainability Appraisal carried out to inform the Preferred Options document can be seen below (all of the information contained in these has been carried forward in the Publication / Pre-Submission Sustainability Appraisal documents above).

Preferred Options Sustainability Appraisal Report (PDF, 1.5MB)

Preferred Options Technical Document 1 (PDF, 422KB)

Preferred Options Technical Document 2 (PDF, 482KB)

Preferred Options Technical Document 3 (PDF, 675KB)

Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report (DOC, 1.2MB)

An Appropriate Assessment Screening Report was also undertaken to assess the potential for the Core Strategy to have an impact on sites protected by European Designations. The report can be viewed below.

Appropriate Assessment Screening Report (PDF, 349KB)

Last Updated: 30 November 2017