The development of the Oil and Gas and Minerals and Waste Safeguarding Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG) documents is informed by Integrated Sustainability Appraisal (ISA). This is a key part in the process of the SPD preparation.
An ISA was undertaken as part of the preparation of the adopted Hampshire Minerals and Waste Plan (2013) 181 MB. This is used as a basis for the Integrated Sustainability Appraisal of the emerging SPDs.
The first stage in the Integrated Sustainability Appraisal process is to produce a Scoping Report and a Joint Baseline Report (Stage A). Stage A involves gathering an evidence base and defining sustainability objectives. The findings of this stage are documented in the Scoping and Joint Baseline Reports. The Scoping Report and Joint Baseline Report were subject to a 6 week consultation from 3 October 2014 to 7 November 2014. This consultation provided the opportunity for statutory consultees to make formal representations on the ISA Scoping Report and baseline report and to use it as a reference point for the emerging SPDs. The documents are available to view here:
The Hampshire Authorities have a duty to consult statutory consultees (Environment Agency, Natural England and English Heritage, now Historic England) on Integrated Sustainability Appraisal work. However, any other interested party was also welcome to comment on the documents. Comments on any aspect of the reports were welcome, although the Scoping Report also included specific questions to guide responses if these are preferred.
Following the scoping stage, an Interim document was prepared as part of the public consultation on the two SPDs. This sets out the initial ISA findings, and shows how ISA has influenced development for the emerging SPDs. This will then be used as a basis for preparing the main ISA Report as well as further SPD development.