Sustainability Appraisal Addendum Report (July 2013)

The South Worcestershire authorities have sought and gained the Inspector’s permission to add to the Core Document Library a Sustainability Appraisal Addendum Report  ( CD 217).

The councils  are very aware of the length of time that the entire process has taken since the inception of the initial Joint Core Strategy in 2006 and the amount of detailed information that the process has generated, including various iterations of the Sustainability Appraisals. Consequently  the Councils have decided to prepare this report  to assist participants.

This material is presented to the inspector and participants in the interests of openness and transparency. The Councils would wish to stress that they do not consider that there is any new information contained therein and that it is a re-presentation of existing material from the Sustainability Appraisals to assist participants’ understanding of the evidence underpinning the Councils’ strategy, policies  and site selections, including reasons for selecting/rejecting alternatives .